Category Archives: Airlift

Talisman Saber 2013

USMC MV-22B during exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (Image © USMC / Lance Cpl. Matthew Bragg)
USMC MV-22B during exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (Image © USMC / Lance Cpl. Matthew Bragg)

A US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey transport aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off from Samuel Hill Airfield in Australia on July 16th, 2013. The 31st MEU is participating in Talisman Saber 2013, a biennial exercise that enhances multilateral collaboration between U.S. and Australian forces for future combined operations, humanitarian assistance and natural disaster response.

Source: USMC

Vejers beach L-zone for Danish Hercules ops

Z-team keeps contact with the pilots of the landing RDAF C-130J Hercules at the beach of Vejers (Image © Flyvevåbnet Flyvertaktisk Kommando)
Z-team keeps contact with the pilots of the landing RDAF C-130J Hercules at the beach of Vejers (Image © Flyvevåbnet Flyvertaktisk Kommando)

A Danish C-130J Hercules performed a couple of landings on the beach of Vejers in Denmark mid-June 2013 as part of the AGOEX joint exercise between ground and air forces, reports the Flyvevåbnet Flyvertaktisk Kommando (Air Tactical Command of the Royal Danish Air Force).

During the two landings the tactical transport moved 160 ground troops onto the beach airhead, which had been prepared for the landings in advance by other ground forces. The so-called Z-team marked the prefered landing spot for the C-130 pilots and kept radio contact with the flightdeck about wind and sight.

According to the Flyvertaktisk Kommando the Danish west coast offers a good environment for training this particular discipline.

Source: Flyvevåbnet Flyvertaktisk Kommando

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