A Washington Air National Guard KC135 taker refuels an Idaho Air National Guard RF4 Phantom during a flight fro Idaho to Anchorage, Alaska. Shot, I think, in autumn 1979 over the Canadian coast with a Mamiya M645 (wish I had kept it). I was laying on the mat next to the boom operator. Found out later the Phantom pilot was from my hometown and graduated from high school two years before me.
The only bad part about the flight was the takeoff from Spokane. The KC135 is based on the Boeing 707. The engines had water injection to give it the power to take off loaded with upteen thousand gallons of jet fuel. The aircraft used the entire length of the runway to get into the air and we were probably 20 miles from the base before we got to 10,000 feet. It's a little unnerving when you know that if even one of the four engines quits you are going to go out in a ball of fire. Probably would happen so fast it wouldn't even hurt much.