(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

User Rating: 0 / 5

Please rate this article:
0 of 5 - 0 votes
Thank You for rating this article.

CJPRSC 2010 - CSAR course

Where? Lagerlechfeld, Germany
When? 09/2010

The Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardisation Course (CJPRSC) 2010 took place at the Lechfeld AB with a strong participation by the Italian, French and German Armed Forces. This course aims to improve to cooperation and standardization in multi-national CSAR missions.

The need to do so was identified during the VOLCANEX exercises in 2002-2006 and subsequently the EAG (European Air Group) did initiate a specialized CSAR course "to enhance knowledge and proficiency required to execute a CSAR mission in a non permissive, international environment".

The need to do so was clearly reflected by the participating nations, especially when looking at their current worldwide missions, e.g. inAfghanistan. They can surley profit of the acquired knowledge and thus brought a huge diversity of aircraft to Lechfeld.

The Italian Armed Forces (Air Force and Navy) did send several aircraft and ground crews to Lechfeld: HH-3F Pelikan, SH-3H Sea King, AW101 Merlin, AB212 and two AMX light attack aircraft.

France participated with a EC725 Caracal, SA341 Gazelle as well as a SA330B Puma.

Additionally to them the Luftwaffe contributed three Bell UH-1D to the exercise.

During the course one daily mission was planned that mainly aimed to recover a missing soldier. First CAS was provided by the jets, either the AMX or Lechfeld-based Tornados, and then the helicopters came to rescue, first to provide air cover and then to extract the missing soldier.

Special thanks go to Publis Affairs at Lechfeld and the EAG for their support in compiling this report!

recently published

Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2017

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)

Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2017 airshow report and photos
Where? Oshkosh WI, USA
When? 24-30/07/2017

The EAA Airventure 2017 was announced to be the bomber year! And it really became bombastic. 590.000 people attended the event in Oshkosh, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid and also saw for the first time in more than 60 years two B-29 Superfortresses flying in formation. Apart from that once again more than 10.000 aircraft flew to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, making it at that time the busiest airport in the world with approximately 123 aircraft movements per hour. For the pilots it was once again the great fly-in, and the highlight for the airshow this year were the US Navy Blue Angels.

Read more ...

more Airshows

La Ferte-Alais

(Reading time: 3 - 5 minutes)

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.

Read more ...

more Air-Air

Do-24 ATT - A flight for dreams

(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

Dornier  Do-24 ATT

Do-24 ATT RP-C2403

In September 2004 I have had the exclusive opportunity to do an air-air photo shoot with the Do-24 ATT which was staying in Oberpfaffenhofen (near Munich) at that time. Iren Dornier was keen on getting some photos of his aircraft in front of the stunning scenery of the German Alps. So we met on a nice and warm summer afternoon at the airfield and briefed the flight.

Read more ...

Twitter feed

My Warbird Book

photos on www.airfighters.com