13 August 2018 | ACC
Colombian Air Force steps up participation in Red Flag exercise
The Colombian Air Force made history while participating in the U.S. Air Force‚Äôs premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 18-3, July 16 to August 3.
The Colombian Air Force kicked off their participation in the exercise with their 767 Multi-Mission Tanker Transport Jupiter aircraft refueling a U.S. Navy EA-18 Growler from the VAQ-132 Scorpions at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington.
According to the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, this marks the first time in history a Colombian aircraft has refueled a U.S. aircraft. The 767 MMTT Jupiter refueled the Growlers and Colombian Kfirs throughout their eight day and night mission flight sorties throughout the exercise.
The Colombian Kfir fighter jets flew 36 day and night sorties in the exercise, and a Colombian Kfir pilot led a group of multiple aircraft in a simulated strike package.
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