Last week at the Avalon air show I had a unique opportunity to fly aboard the RAAF's new KC-30A while it conducted the air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18C aircraft. I was super busy at the show, so only now do I have the chance to post my photos and a video of the trip.
Riding the KC-30A (AKA Airbus Military A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport) is, well, like flying in an airline. Aside from the lack of IFE, the interior is identical to that used by Qantas in its A330s.
Immediately below is a video of the takeoff that gives a good perspective of the Avalon show: static park, chalets, and the C-17 used in the flying display. Just below this is a clip blogger Mike Yeo (@thebaseleg) put together that shows the refuelling itself. He also wrote a great blog entry about the trip.