Air International 2016-09
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H.-P. Grolleau - Maple Flag /Military/
Prior to taxi, this CF-18 pilot cycles his aircraft's airbrake, arresting hook and air refuelling probe to ensure serviceability.
All Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet squadrons were involved in Maple Flag. This photo shows ten CF-18s on the 410 Squadron flight-line.
Three Mirage 2000-5Fs in formation with a CC-130H(T) tanker prior to an air-to-air fight against the Red Air force.
A laser-guided training round carried on an under wing pylon of a Rafale.
Rafale B 340/4-FG fitted with two 2,000-litre drop tanks, four BDU-12 laser-guided training bombs, an air combat manoeuvring instrumentation pod and a Mica missile acquisition round.
A 435 Squadron CC-130H(T) Hercules tanker supported each Maple Flag wave.