MID AIR REFUELING AND ITS TYPES:
Flying boom Method:
Flying boom method is only the method of which uses an inflexible boom which is flown by an operator in coordination with the pilot in order to make a connection with the receptacle on the second aircraft. The boom is retracted when not in use. Through it can do damage if it comes in contact with an aircraft, the operator can quickly move the boom if needed. It is only the system which offers faster fuel transfer, but it requires a dedicated operator. This system can also flow the enough fuel to fill big bombers like the B-52, B-1B, and B-2.
Probe and Drogue Method:
The type of refueling in which a flexible hose that trails from the tanker aircraft is employed is called Probe and Drogue Method. In this refueling method the tanker aircraft flies straight and extends its drogue which is allowed to trail out under the tanker by the force called aerodynamic forces. The receiver aircraft extends his probe and the pilot uses the fight under normal condition. For this refueling method it requires the closure rate of walking speed about two knots inorder to establish solid probe or drogue coupling and push the hose several feet into the HDU. If the two aircraft both tanker and receiver are too closure it is very dangerous causing incomplete connection and no fuel flow or sometimes occasionally leaking fuel. It is the simple tanker design which can be equipped with multipoint hose-and-drogue system allowing two or more aircraft refuel simultaneously and no boom operator is needed.