One of the oldest air arms in the world, the Türk Hava Kuvvetleri, they celebrated the 10th. anniversary of "Anadolu Kartali" Europe's largest Air Combat Maneuvering (ACMI) exercise. Alfakilo reports from Konya.
With the US Navy EA-6B being replaced rapidly by the EA-18G, a visit to NAS Whidbey Island, WA was made to witness the Prowler at its homebase.
Early october 2009 French Base Aérienne 102 Dijon-Longvic saw the arrival of six Royal Saudi Air Force F-15C/D fighters. Supported by no less then 170 staff members the RSAF deployed to train CAP, CSAR and EW scenario.
With 45 participating planes the European Expeditionary Air Wing (EEAW) operated mainly out off Danish air base Karup while others used their home base in the UK or Germany, Nato's E-3A AWACS operated from Norwegian base Ørland.
Major budget cuts forced the French "Armée de l'Air" to close down Base Aérienne 132 Colmar-Meyenheim. We visited Régiment de Chasse 2/30 just one week before the base ceased its final operations.