NZDF Orion Logs Second Successful SAR in Five Days

A New Zealand Defence Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft today logged its second successful search in five days when it found two Kiribati fishermen who were reported missing last week. Air Component Commander Air Commodore (AIRCDRE) Darryn Webb said the Orion, from the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 5 Squadron, spotted the two men waving from… Czytaj dalej NZDF Orion Logs Second Successful SAR in Five Days

RAF Voyager and F-35 Air To Air Refuelling

On 15 Apr 16, the RAF deployed a Voyager aircraft to US Naval Air Station Patuxent River in support of Lightning II (F-35B) Air to Air Refuelling (AAR) trials. Approximately 20 flights are scheduled during the test period, of which 5 have been successfully completed to date, with the final flight scheduled during mid-June. The… Czytaj dalej RAF Voyager and F-35 Air To Air Refuelling

RAF Reserves Medics Train alongside US Air Force Reserves In ‘Best Exercise Yet’

Medical reservists from 4626 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron have been exercising at RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall, testing their skills to provide specialist medical care, wherever in the world it is required. Medical reservists from 4626 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron have been exercising at RAF St Mawgan testing their skills to provide specialist medical care, wherever in… Czytaj dalej RAF Reserves Medics Train alongside US Air Force Reserves In ‘Best Exercise Yet’

The Dambusters in 2016: From Lancaster to Lightning

It was a Squadron born in battle, created to carry out one of the most daring raids of World War II. Now the ‘Dambusters’ will once again fly at the forefront of aviation technology as they prepare to become Britain’s first F-35B Lightning Squadron. On the night of 16 May 1943 Wing Commander Guy Gibson… Czytaj dalej The Dambusters in 2016: From Lancaster to Lightning

NAVAIR: U.S. Navy delivers first Seahawks to Danish Defense

Three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters departed Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s William P. Gwinn Airfield May 10, aboard two C-17 aircraft to join their new home with Air Squadron 723, Karup Air Base in Denmark. This is the first delivery to the Danish Defense, which is replacing their former fleet of British Lynx helicopters with the Seahawk. The… Czytaj dalej NAVAIR: U.S. Navy delivers first Seahawks to Danish Defense

RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit becomes 202 (Reserve) Sqn

With the recent disbandment of UK military Search & Rescue the RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit (SARTU), a unit of the Defence Helicopter Flying School will be formally numbered 202 (Reserve) Squadron at a ceremony at RAF Shawbury, the home of the Defence Helicopter Flying School. No 202 (Reserve) Squadron will become… Czytaj dalej RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit becomes 202 (Reserve) Sqn