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F4 PilotTherefore 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.
Brit PilotsLooking 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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Shuttleworth Evening Display

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Shuttleworth Airshow 2018
Where? Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Airfield, Biggleswade, UK
When? 14 July 2018

Flying displays at the Shuttleworth Collection are classic events. This is even more valid for their evening displays that usually provide a well balanced selection of the Collection’s extensive collection presented in the last hours of sunlight. And with the wind being mostly calm around that time the chances are high to see the famous Edwardian aircraft doing their circuits over the airfield.

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Bahrain Airshow 2012

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Where? Sakhir Airbase, Bahrain
When? 19-21/01/2012

The Meteorology Department at the Civil Aviation Affairs expected a rather cold weather today with some clouds at times. The forecast was for maximum temperature of 20°C and minimums around 15°C.

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Bf-108 D-ESBH - Smooth Taifun

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Bf 108

Bf-108 D-ESBH

"Bravo Hotel, line-up runway 07 right for photo mission"
Finally, after months of preparation and strong support by the Messerschmitt Stiftung and the EADS Heritage Flight I am sitting in the photo-ship on that hot August day 2003 and can listen to the radio traffic of the Messerschmitt Bf-108 D-ESBH that is lining up on the runway in front of us and which is the main target of that photoflight.

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