Watching how airplanes used to aerial refuel is totally incredible

By Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

The history of aerial refueling is pure nuts. Back on November 12, 1921, the first airplane to airplane refueling happened and it required a guy, Wesley May, strapping a 5-gallon can of gasoline on his back and walking on the wing of one airplane and hopping over to the wing of the other airplane to refuel. That’s crazy!

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