Air International 2019-12
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An Mi-35P over the Asprokremmos reservoir.
A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron based at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota undergoes pre-flight checks during night operations at Red Flag 17-1.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force participated in Red Flag 19-2 by deploying F-16 fighters to Nellis from its permanent training detachment at Tucson Air National Guard Base.
F-16C Fighting Falcon 97-0110/SW, assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron based at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, takes off from Nellis on an air superiority mission.
Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A Hornet A21-35 at Nellis during Red Flag 19-1. This aircraft is painted with a full colour tail marking the 75th anniversary of T1 Squadron.
The first local aerial refuelling sortie between a KC-46A Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base.
A KC-46A Pegasus and a KC-135 Stratotanker on the flight line at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
A KC-135R assigned to the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling Wing, conducts aerial refuelling operations with a KC-46 Pegasus assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-46 is the Air Forces newest aircraft in its fleet and can carry a combination of more than 210,000 pounds of fuel, 65,000 pounds of cargo and 58 passengers.
Initial pilot training for 460 Helicopter Squadron is carried out on the Bell 206L3 Long Ranger, which is also used for VIP and liaison flights. Pilots then progress onto the AW139.
The Gazelle helicopter is used by the Kypriaki Diikissi Aeroporias for airborne forward air control.
MH-60 Seahawk pilots assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) prepare to lift off from Nellis on a combat search and rescue mission during Red Flag.
An Air Force pilot is picked up by an MH-60 Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) during a combat search and rescue mission at Red Flag 19-1.
Four generations of Dutch fighters; two British and two American. The Spitfire looks magnificent leading the formation.
A C-17A Globemaster III aircrew assigned to the 3rd Airlift Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, conducts aerial refuelling training with a KC-46A Pegasus on March 22, 2019.
At Red Flag 19-3, the F-22-equipped 94th Fighter Squadron was given the core function of air superiority to provide air-to-air support to Blue air.
An Airman assigned to the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit reattaches a panel after performing maintenance on an F-22's avionics systems at Nellis.
An Aeronautics Militaire T-346A assigned to 212° Gruppo immediately prior to a training mission from Lecce Air Base in March 2015, when the type was undergoing its service introduction phase. At the time, this aircraft was brand new evidenced by a lack of a code usually applied to the forward fuselage.
The M-345 prototype in formation with an M-346 over Lake Como; two complementary jet trainer aircraft which can be used for all phases of flight training, from initial all the way through lead in fighter training.
A T-346A taxies from the 212 Gruppo flight line at Lecce-Galatina Air Base.
Simulator based training is part of the M-346 integrated training system. Featuring touch screens, and with very low operating costs, the system can be used by the students to gain familiarisation with the HOTAS switches and systems which all function exactly like an M-346 aircraft.
A KC-46A Pegasus connects with an F-15E Strike Eagle during an aerial refuelling mission flown from Edwards Air Force Base, California.
RAF Lakenheath's 492nd Fighter Squadron participated in Red Flag 19-3 operating from the revetments located on the southern side of the runways which enabled the F-15E crews to use live weapons.
A TUDM F/A-18D uploads fuel from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A tanker during Pitch Black.
Photographed during a SAR crew training mission, the hoist aircrewman operates the winch as a rescue swimmer recovers a training dummy.
Seen here along Cyprus' southern coastline, AW139 serial number 702 has recently returned from Belgium following depot-level maintenance with a new colour scheme.
AW139 serial number 702 waits to approach a cliff face during a crew conversion training mission.
The M-345 prototype in formation with an M-346 over Lake Como; two complementary jet trainer aircraft which can be used for all phases of flight training, from initial all the way through lead in fighter training.
Landing at Venegono in January 2019, M-345HET trainer CPX.624 is the pre-series aircraft, that flew for the first time on December 21, 2018.
This particular M-345 prototype, CPX-619, has now been grounded, and all current test activity is carried out with CPX-624, which is a Leonardo-owned aircraft.
The US Navy regularly deploys EA-18G Growler aircraft to Red Flag to provide its highly specialised electronic attack capability in the exercise scenarios.
An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) heads to the runway on a night time Red Flag mission.
The crew of a RC-135 assigned to the 38th Reconnaissance Squadron based Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, prepare for night operations during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Two F/A-18Ds breakover Langkawi airfield during an airshow.
TUDM F/A-18D M45-01 painted with a full colour tail to mark the 20th anniversary of Hornet ops.
TUDM maintainers conduct post-mission checks at RAAF Base Tindal during Exercise Pitch Black
The TUDM always provides a rigorous F/A-18D flight demonstration at the Langkawi airshow.
A TUDM F/A-18D uploads fuel from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A tanker during Pitch Black.
An HC-130J Combat King II aircraft assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron based at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, takes off for a personnel recovery mission.
The first local aerial refuelling sortie between a KC-46A Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base.
A KC-46A Pegasus takes off for the first crew familiarization flight from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas on February 26, 2019.
A KC-46A Pegasus connects with an F-15E Strike Eagle during an aerial refuelling mission flown from Edwards Air Force Base, California.
A KC-46A Pegasus and a KC-135 Stratotanker on the flight line at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
Airmen assigned to the 60th Aerial Port Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California, load cargo onto a KC-46A Pegasus.
A C-17A Globemaster III aircrew assigned to the 3rd Airlift Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, conducts aerial refuelling training with a KC-46A Pegasus on March 22, 2019.
A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to the 344th Air Refueling Squadron on the flight line at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
A KC-135R assigned to the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling Wing, conducts aerial refuelling operations with a KC-46 Pegasus assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-46 is the Air Forces newest aircraft in its fleet and can carry a combination of more than 210,000 pounds of fuel, 65,000 pounds of cargo and 58 passengers.
A KC-46A Pegasus from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing.
Fuerza Aerea Colombiana Boeing 767 tanker, serial number 1202, during engine start prior to a Red Flag 19-2 aerial refuelling mission with US Navy EA-18G Growlers.
A KC-46A Pegasus from McConnell Air Force Base approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker.
A cargo pallet is positioned with open doors as aeromedical evacuation crews prepare to load the container with litter equipment at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The medical cargo pallet contains the necessary stands and support equipment to build litters.
A complete litter configuration built inside a KC-46A Pegasus Fuselage Trainer at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Configured for the aeromedical evacuation role, a KC-46A can carry 54 patients, 24 litter and 30 ambulatory.
Temporary litters can be added and removed expeditiously to meet the immediate needs of patients.
Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail A30-002 assigned to 2 Squadron taxies at Nellis for a Red Flag mission in which the aircraft was tasked to provide command and control capability.
Four generations of Dutch fighters; two British and two American. The Spitfire looks magnificent leading the formation.
Italian F-35As over Iceland during the type's first NATO deployment in September 2019.
Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, Major General Tonje Skinnarland declared the Kongelige Norske Luftforsvaret's F-35A fleet operational on November 6, 2019.
Japan's first F-35A squadron is 302 Hikotai based at Misawa
Members of the 62nd Fighter Squadron from Luke Air Force Base Arizona pose for a group photo at Nellis on March 9, 2019 during Red Flag 19-2. The team included Italian, Norwegian and US personnel.
A crew chief, assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, launches an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis.
A crew chief, assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning Hat Nellis. The 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit participated in Red Flag 19-1, the units first attendance to the exercise since transition to the F-35A.
Japan has more F-35s on order than any other nation. The Japan Air Self Defense Force currently operates one squadron at Misawa Air Base in northern Honshu.
The first US Air Force F-35A combat sortie was flown from Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE on April 26, 2019.
An F-35A breaks away from the tanker during Exercise Agile Lightning.
Lieutenant Colonel Ian Knight makes a flypast in F-009 at Leeuwarden on October 31, 2019.
Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing is the latest Air Force unit to transition to the F-35A Lightning II.
33rd Fighter Wing F-35As at Volk Field, Wisconsing during Northern Lightning 2019.
Vapour and vortices swirl around the top of an F-35A during a high-performance demonstration.
Aeronautics Militaire F-35A MM7358/32-08 trails vortices during a mission over Iceland.
F-35A Lightning II fighter jets assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing's 4th Fighter Squadron on the Nellis flight-line during Red Flag 19-1 where the 388th served as lead wing for the exercise.
Crew chiefs assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare to launch F-35A Lightning II fighter jets during Red Flag 19-1.
The first F-35A delivered to Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands arrived on October 31, 2019.
An F-35B assigned to VMFA-211 fitted with a 25mm GAU-22 cannon during deployment on board USS Wasp.
An F-35B assigned to VMFA-211 conducts a vertical landing on board USS Essex (LHD 2) in the Arabian Gulf.
F-35Bs assigned to VMFA-122 on board USS America (LHA 6) in October 2019.
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122) deployed to Nellis in July 2019 for its F-35B debut at Red Flag 19-3. One of the squadron's pilots steps up the crew access ladder to crew-up.
An F-35C Lightning II assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147) 'Argonauts’ stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, the US Navy’s first operational F-35C squadron.
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