US 9,809,320 B2
System and apparatus for refueling aircraft from a watercraft
Konstantinos Margetis, New York, NY (US)
Filed by Konstantinos Margetis, New York, NY (US)
Filed on Feb. 11, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/619,583.
Prior Publication US 2016/0304213 A1, Oct. 20, 2016
Int. Cl. B63B 27/24 (2006.01); B63G 8/00 (2006.01); B64D 39/04 (2006.01); B64D 39/06 (2006.01); B64D 39/00 (2006.01); B63B 27/34 (2006.01)
CPC B64D 39/04 (2013.01) [B63B 27/24 (2013.01); B63B 27/34 (2013.01); B63G 8/001 (2013.01); B64D 39/00 (2013.01); B64D 39/06 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A watercraft to aircraft refueling system, comprising:
a fuel tank;
a fuel hose reel;
a fuel hose operably connected to the fuel tank, and able to be extended and retracted through the operation of the fuel hose reel;
a drogue attached to the end of the fuel hose; and
a water expulsion lift mechanism including a plurality of water nozzles configured to expel water to provide a force to lift the fuel hose and the drogue.