Colombian fighter pilots have conducted training at Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB.
|Colombian Kfir fighter jets completed American Training Tour.|
On July 2, six Colombian Air Force Kfir fighter jets and a KC767 tanker aircraft began their long trip to the U.S. to take part in the third session of the U.S. Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise Red Flag. Before to reach Nellis AFB, they made a twelve-day stop at Davis-Monthan AFB to train with home-based combat planes.
The Kfirs flew air-to air combat training missions with A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron “the Bulldogs” and F-16 Fighting Falcons from Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing.
“I actually helped them train for their first trip to Red Flag in 2012. Over the last nine months I’ve made another three trips down to Colombia,” Pachecho said. “I think the Colombians are a hard working force and I look forward to seeing their success in Red Flag.”
The Red-Flag 18-3 began on July 23 after the usual jet noise warning to Southern Nevada residents and included several USAF and US Navy aircraft such as F-16, B-52, and Super Hornet.
Written by Matteo Sanzani
Photo Credit: USAF