Air Force

July 27, 2012

Colombian air force flies for the first time in Red Flag

Colombian air force Kfir aircraft prepare for a mission during Red Flag 12-4 July 18, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.The Columbia air force is participating in its first Red Flag exercise.

Colombian air force Maj. William Bello, pilot, uses the refueling probe on his Kfir, Israeli built fighter aircraft, to exit the cockpit July 13, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Kfir jets are in service with air forces of Sri Lanka, Ecuador and Colombia. They are also used as aggressor aircraft, without weapons, by the U.S. Navy, to provide dissimilar air combat training.

A drag chute deploys from a Colombian air force Kfir upon landing during Red Flag 12-4 July 18, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Coordination between pilots and the ground crew prevent the chutes from becoming a hazard after jettison.

Three U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles, 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, participate in the Red Flag 12-4 exercise July 20, 2012, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag 12-4 is a realistic combat training exercise is organized and hosted over the Nevada Test and Training Range providing 2.9 million acres of training area.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ivan Leal, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Eileen Rodriguez, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, check aircraft parts during the Red Flag 12-4 exercise July 18, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to U.S. aircraft, the United Arab Emirates, flying F-16s, and the air force of the Republic of Colombia, flying Kfirs, are participating.

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Allison Schinkel, aviation electrician mate, stands in front of an EA-6B Prowler during Red Flag 12-4 July 18, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The aircrew of the EA-6B consists of one pilot and three electronic countermeasures officers.

U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., taxi down the runway during the Red Flag 12-4 exercise July 18, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Moody’s 23rd Wing is the lead wing for Red Flag this year and has more than 200 people deployed to Nellis to support the air combat readiness exercise.

 
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