Frisian Flag 2014
From March 31st - April 11th fighter town Leeuwarden Airbase was host to the international Frisian Flag exercise. Just like last year, main focus was on international cooperation with scenarios executed based on possible future deployments of NATOs Immediate Response Force. Touchdown Aviation visited Leeuwarden on April 1st when the exercise was in its second day.
RAF Tristar Farewell
On Monday 24th March 2014 the last operational air refuelling flight of an RAF Lockheed L-1011 Tristar took place with 216 Squadron at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Just before 11am FAGIN 11 (ZD948) and FAGIN 12 (ZD950) the two TriStars departed to Air to Air Refuelling Area 8 (AARA 8) over the North Sea.
Last October Touchdown Aviation was invited to re-visit Naval Air Station Fallon, which is located in the state of Nevada. NAS Fallon is host to the Naval Strike and Warfare Center, and VFC-13 Fighting Saints. Contrary to our last visit to the based units, we visited Carrier Air Wing 8 to see them working up for their upcoming deployment on the USS George H.W. Bush.
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