Dal 20 a l3 febbraio alcuni F-16 del 31° Fighter Wing di Aviano sono stati rischierati a Souda Bay, in Grecia, per una sessione comune di addestramento. Un KC-135 del 161° Air Refueling Wing, dell’Arizona Air National Guard, ha provveduto alle operazioni di rifornimento in volo degli F-16 dell’USAFE e di quelli dell’aeronautica militare greca.

A KC-135 Stratotanker, from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, during a flying training deployment, Jan. 27, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece. The KC-135 refueled U.S. and Hellenic air force F-16s during the FTD, which was hosted to evaluate aircraft and personnel capabilities and increase interoperability between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill)

A Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, during a flying training deployment, Jan. 27, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece. The KC-135 refueled U.S. and Hellenic air force F-16s during the FTD, which was hosted to evaluate aircraft and personnel capabilities and increase interoperability between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill)

Top it off: US, Hellenic air forces practice in-flight refueling

Tech. Sgt. Ken Patrick, 161st Air Refueling Wing avionics technician, boards a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flying training deployment, Jan. 25, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece. The Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st ARW’s KC-135s performed in-flight refueling operations with F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the Hellenic air force during the FTD. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill)

Maj. Brett Supyk and Capt. Kristy Kjornes, 161st Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, prepare their KC-135 for takeoff during a flying training deployment, Jan. 25, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece. The Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st ARW’s KC-135s performed in-flight refueling operations with F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the Hellenic air force during the FTD. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill)

Nelle immagini (USAFE) alcuni momenti dell’attività di addestramento al rifornimento in volo dei Fighting Falcon e dello Stratotanker.

 

Federico Anselmino