Here’s another stunning selfie taken from the backseat of an F-16

This selfie was taken during an air-to-air refueling sortie involving F-16 and F-22 Raptor aircraft back in 2009 but it was recently uploaded on the New Jersey ANG Facebook page.

It shows the backseater of a 177th Fighter Wing’s F-16D (most probably an Air Force photographer rather than a pilot) out of Atlantic City, NJ, while the “Viper” is receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker‘s boom.

Image credit: U.S. Air Force

 

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