Spectacular scenes as five fighter jets refuel in mid air over Cornwall: PICTURE

Spectacular scenes as five fighter jets refuel in mid air over Cornwall: PICTURE

Spectacular scenes as five fighter jets refuel in mid air over Cornwall: PICTURE

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Anyone who cast their eyes skyward between 11.45am and just after noon in Cornwall yesterday were treated to the spectacular sight of five fighter jets refueling in mid-air

It is unclear whether the planes taking it in turns to refuel were five F-15's or F16's from the Royal Danish Air Force, however the large plane is a US Air Force KC-10 aircraft.

The sight sparked debate online as people wondered what the aircraft were doing.

Among the suggestions online were David Cameron on his way back to Westminster after "seeing how many English voters we had room to build houses for".

The planes flew on over Cornwall, being spotted over Cury and Penzance, before heading out to sea.

Falmouth Packet:

Picture with thanks to Kyle Greet from Cury.

 

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8:21pm Wed 26 Feb 14

gwen4me says...

This is a tribute to a local ship bunkering company who have branched out into the aviation field. The aircraft, 'Falmouth Chough'delivered 10 tonnes of oil to each fighter and took 55 gallons of sludge! Well done!
This is a tribute to a local ship bunkering company who have branched out into the aviation field. The aircraft, 'Falmouth Chough'delivered 10 tonnes of oil to each fighter and took 55 gallons of sludge! Well done! gwen4me
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