Exercise Reports
TLP 2004-5

5 November 2004 | Florennes, Belgium

This year six TLP courses were scheduled. TLP 2004-05 is the last one at the Belgian airbase Florennes. Because it was the first time that French (Navy) Rafale's participated, this would be a special TLP and a great excuse to visit Florennes AB again.

We visited the base during departure day on 5 November 2004.

NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) 2004

September 2004 | Schleswig-Jagel, Germany

This year the Nato Tiger Meet celebrates her 40th Tiger Meet. Host is Recce Wing 51 "Immelmann" at Schleswig-Jagel Air Base in the northern part of Germany.

This is the 51st Recce Wing's first ever Tiger Meet, and the first NTM in 20 years to be held in northern Germany. NTM 2004 will focus on operational flying, the foundation upon which these meets are based.

Combined Air Operations Exercise

20 July 2004 | Kleine Brogel, Belgium

On the 20th of July, the Combined Air Operations exercise (COMAO) was held at Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium. The exercise was combined with a Spotters'Day in which many of the exercise visitors took part.

Besides many Belgian aircraft several very interesting aircraft were participating in the Spotters'Day. The biggest highlights of this year were all coming from Eastern-Europe.

European Trainer Meet

29 June 2004 | Beauvechain, Belgium

To celebrate 25 years of Alpha Jet operations with the Belgian Air Force and the graduation of tree new pilots, the 1st Wing at Beauvechain, organised the European trainer meet. The 1st wing invited trainer squadrons from NAVO partners to attend the celebrations. Besides the official visitors, the Belgian air force also invited aviation enthusiasts to watch this special event.

Clean Hunter 2004

14-25 June 2004 | Twenthe, Netherlands

From 14 June till 25 June the annual NAVO exercise Clean Hunter will take place with 14 contesting countries. Clean Hunter takes place to tighten the cooperation between the NAVO partners.

During the exercise Greek F-16s from 346 Mira are bases on Twenthe AB, The Netherlands.

First Italian F-16 visit The Netherlands

26 May 2004 | Volkel, Netherlands

On May 26th for the first time an Italian F-16 visited the Netherlands. This time Volkel Air Base was the lucky base. F-16B MM7269 arrived in the morning with callsign "I7269".

To operate the new F-16s within the European coalition, it's necessary to be able to take fuel while in flight. So the F-16s wend to The Netherlands to certify there pilot's using the RNLAF KDC-10.

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