3 months 12 hours ago
As promised, here are some more pictures from Mountain Home AFB, thanks to the 366th Fighter Wing Public Affair Team.
Vipers in Idaho!
3 months 4 days ago
La base de Florennes organise ses Aviation Days les 23 et 24 juins.
Nous y serons, bien entendu! Nous espérons vous y voir nombreux!
Nice video from the RCAF about the Maple Flag Exercise.
It's time for our annual Exercise #MAPLEFLAG #FighterFriday! How many fighters do you see?
The Belgian Air Component (Belgian Air Force), Royal Australian Air Force, and the U.S. Navy train in various aircraft with the Royal Canadian Air Force during week 1 of Exercise MAPLE FLAG 51 taken from June 8 – June 14, 2018 at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta.
ANSWER: There are 26 fighters by our count in this week one highlight video. And what a week it was! On average there were 30+ jets in the air at any given time: air-to-air refueling, targeting and electronic warfare were just some of the skills being developed - all in an effort to train with our #FriendsPartnersAllies
🎥: OS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging
Here are some pictures from Mountain Home AFB. More fill follow 😉
Pictures by Airman 1st Class Janae Capuno, USAF
4 months 4 days ago
CCD 2018 - Mountain Home (USA) and Cold Lake (Canada)
Our deployment to North-America is on its way.
We are first performing a Block Training at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho (Home base of the F-15E Strike Eagle in the Northern part of the USA) and then we will take part to the 51st iteration of the Maple Flag exercise in Cold Lake, Alberta (Home base of the CF-18 Hornets for Western Canada).
Of course many pictures and stories will be shared with you!
Stay tuned.. and Sting On!
4 months 2 weeks ago
Diamonds are forever!
Have a happy Thursday dear friends!
A la Premiere!
4 months 3 weeks ago
Our mighty Deltas with the even more mighty Tomcat. Full story below, thanks to Belgian Wings 🙂
Formation flying with the mighty Tomcat and the story on how it happened thanks to David Parsons (USN F-14 Pilot Ret) for the permission to share the story and pic
It started after chance encounter (in a bar) with 3 Belgian Mirage V Pilots on they way home from eastern Med Det. We had 2 Tomcats based at Sig while ship was moored off Catania. We rotated 2 aircrews ashore via Helo daily for low level flights. I proposed a formation flight but they said they would be tight on gas so I openly wondered what if we took off first and allowed them to overtake us so we could do it on their departure route. They agreed to try but we all agreed to keep the Italian ATC folks in the dark.....So I was stalling away on the radio trying to appease the Italian controller who wasn’t sure what he was or was not seeing on his scope (I had “strangled my parrot (IFF)”) so he was only seeing the IFF return for them, but wondering where we were....so I was telling them we were on low level and giving position reports well in advance of where we would be...
Source: Christophe Vandepitte / Belgian Wings
Désolé de contredire ! Le commentaire de la NAVY est correct mais il ne s'agit pas d'une mission du 1st Squadron. Même si les avions portent le Chardon, les pilotes appartiennent à la 8ème escadrille en staging à Sigonella le 21 oct 1984. Le leader des Cocottes est le CO de la 8ème escadrille, Marcel "Celle" Van der Auwera
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