Scott Air Force Base News

375th OSS hot pit refuels Navy Growlers

Members of the 375th Operations Support Squadron recently hot-pit refueled a pair of Navy EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft on Scott Air Force Base.

Hot-pitting is the practice of refueling an aircraft with the engines still running.

To provide more support to transiting aircraft, the 375th OSS has been working to become qualified to hot-pit more airframes. This was the first time the unit had ever hot-pitted the EA-18G.