Three F-18 military jets stopped Friday afternoon at the North Platte Regional Airport to refuel.

The jets arrived shortly after 1 p.m. and left about an hour and a half later, destined for Indianapolis

Airport Manager Sam Seafelt said Trego-Dugan’s fixed base operation at the airport is a government refueling stop. It is relative common that jets and helicopters of all types and sizes stop for fueling and service.

The jets, which are capable of carrying air-to-air missiles as well as air-to-surface weapons, were moving from base to base.

The Boeing F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet are twin-engine, carrier-capable, multiple fighter aircraft variants based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18Hornet, according to Wikipedia.

The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet, Wikipedia says.

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