Date: 9 April 2014 EATC
It is not always shiny when provider and receiver meet each other. But this is also live - and training. Jet pilots and tanker crew learn how to cooperate effectively also on bad weather conditions - with the North Sea below them possibly not a surprise, but a challenge for better performance.
Find a gallery of German photographer Bjoern Trotzki here - with pictures that sometimes look unreal and coloured; F-16 in the mist.