- Främmande fåglar över Arvidsjaur (14. Juni 2017)
5th EDA Helicopter Tactics Instructors Course (HTIC) to ‘take off’ with home-grown teachers (21. März 2017)
The 5th HTIC will begin with a four-week classroom phase including simulator exercises at Linton-on-Ouse. This is followed by a three week deployment to Arvidsjaur Airfield in Lapland (Sweden) where the participants will engage in live flying exercises operating Swedish Blackhawks, Austrian Huey, Kiowa & Blackhawks and German CH-53s.
The Staff Instructors will come from Sweden, Austria and the UK with supporting air assets including: Hawks from 100 Sqn (UK), Gripens from F21 Wing in Lulea (Sweden) and Alca Jets from the Czech Air Force. Additionally, a DA-20 Falcon from Cobham Aviation will provide EW and C2 support, augmented with ground based Electronic Warfare (EW) assets provided by RAF Spadeadam’s EW Range. In total, around 35 trainees and instructors will participate in the ground phase. However, that number will swell to over 120, with all the supporting assets, engineers and operations personnel during the flying phase.