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.
Hot Blade 2013
Hot Blade 2013 was held from July 17th-31st of July at Ovar Air Base in Portugal near the city of Porto. This years Hot Blade exercise was the second edition organized by the European Defence Agency in cooperation with the Portuguese Air Force. Touchdown Aviation was present at Ovar Air Base and took the opportunity to photograph the participants.
Expanding the 352nd Special Operations Group
On the 26th July 2013, Touchdown Aviation were invited to join the 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall to have a detailed look at there brand new airframes, the CV-22B Osprey and the MC-130J Commando II, as the Group begin a major expansion and modernisation programme.
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