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 Therefore ELITE is regarded by the participating personal that not only involves aircrews but also air defence forces and tactical air command and control personnel, as one of the highlights in their EW training.
 Looking at the exercise as whatit is today it was first organized in 1995 with only GAF Tornados employed in the SEAD (Suppression of enemy air defence) role against ground threads. Since then it is held annually and the whole ELITE training scenario was in 2002 centred on the Heuberg range south of Stuttgart where ground-based air defence units from 10 different nations were based this time.
The main part of the flying participants was this year concentrated at the Lagerlechfeld airbase, home of the Jagdbombergeschwader JaboG32 (fighter bomber wing), that is equipped with ECR (Electronic combat and reconnaissance) Tornados and therefore specialized in EW. With more than two dozen participating jet aircraft from six different nations the airfield was packed with action, especially during the take-off slots for the daily attacks departing to the Heuberg range.

 

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Bell Cobra Flight

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Bell P-39 P-63 Cobras air-air at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Where? Oshkosh, WI, USA
When?July 2017

EAA Airventure at Oshkosh in 2017 saw a rare gathering of Bell Aircraft Cobras. Three P-63 Kingcobras and a P-39 Airacobra attended the ‘World’s greatest Aviation Celebration’, amongst them all Cobras belonging to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF): the P-39Q of the Central Texas Wing, the world’s sole flying P-63F of the “P-63 Sponsor Group” and the most recent addition, the P-63A of the Dixie Wing from Peachtree City, Georgia.

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La Ferte-Alais

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La Ferté Alais Meeting - Les Temps des Helices 2012
Where? La Ferté-Alais - Aerodrome de Cerny, France
When? 26-27/05/2012

Many thousand visitors cannot be wrong, and so I made my way also once again to La Ferté-Alais, South of Paris. Gorgeous blue skies this year and a warm welcoming French ambiance provided some great days out during its 40th edition.

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Piper Cub

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Piper Cub air-air - Flugaufnahmen

Piper Cub D-EJGI

On a very nice summer day in 2006 I had the opportunity to have a nice photoflight with the Piper Cub D-EJGI.
After a long day of work getting up in the air was a very nice way to end the day, therefore we met with Hans, who was going to be my pilot on this flight, not very long before sunset. After the preparation of both aircraft we made our briefing, talked about safety, formations, flying directions before taking off from Manching.

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