Bombardier Aerospace says Greece's Hellenic Air Force (HAF) has
taken delivery of the first of two Bombardier 415 MPs in Search and
Rescue (SAR) configuration. The aircraft, which had been sold
previously to the HAF, has been modified in cooperation with SAAB
Nyge Aero AB of Sweden.
The Iraqi republican guard may have had luck on their side that
miserable Baghdad day, but they did not know who was flying the
A-10 Thunderbolt II they had just hit with a rocket.
Capt. Kim Campbell of the 75th Fighter Squadron, speaking to a
large crowd at the Smithsonian Institution’s Air and Space
Museum on March 24, said she knew there would be considerable risk
involved in the mission. But she said that it is the nature of the
beast for an A-10 attack pilot.
Not only is the weather better here than at home, but their
deployment is providing them with a great training environment,
said Airmen from of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
About 300 people from various specialties arrived here in February
to support Minot’s six B-52 Stratofortress aircraft
conducting operations in the Pacific. Some wing Airmen said what
they have learned and experienced operating in the Pacific Rim has