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IMPORTANT: Read in conjunction with Appendix 4 – Common Warnings, Cautions and Notes and Appendix
6 - Foreign AAR Receivers Technically Compatible with USAF Heavy Jet Tankers
7ZE-5 AAR Data C-32B
C-32B on KC-10
a. General Information
(1) The C-32 has a UARRSI receptacle located approximately 15 feet aft of the nose and 9 feet
behind the cockpit windows on the aircraft’s centreline.
(2) There are no external floodlights to illuminate the receptacle area but the receptacle has
adjustable integral lighting.
• (ALL) The C-32 does not have lead-in stripes or receptacle markings on top of the aircraft.
During night AAR, the nose section of the aircraft appears to be a flat surface while in reality it is
raised. This illusion may cause depth perception errors prior to making contact.
• (ALL) Prior to AAR with the C-32 at night, the boom operator should refuel the C-32 during
daylight to become familiar with the C- 32 UARRSI.
• (ALL) During night AAR missions, both tanker and receiver aircraft will use all available
external lighting. As a minimum, one of the following external light conditions must be met:
Boom Nozzle Lt (BNL) – INOP/Off BNL - On BNL – INOP/Off
Tail Mounted Floodlight (TMF)- On TMF – On TMF – INOP/Off
Receptacle Lts – On Receptacle Lts –INOP/Off Receptacle Lts - On
• (ALL) Except for emergency conditions, AAR operations should not be conducted when other
single and dual failure combinations associated with these lights exist. During AAR with less
than optimal lighting, extreme care should be taken due to reduced depth perception and lack of
visual cues on the C-32 aircraft.
(3) (KC-135) Four units of boom trim are preferred, as it expands the lower envelope. During
EMCON 1 or 2, notify the receiver of the boom trim setting and lower elevation limit. Notify
the receiver any time boom trim settings are changed. During EMCON 3 and above, use 4 units
of boom trim
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