Combat in the Canaries

Spanish Hornets and Typhoons met Italian Typhoons when Gando air base in the Canary Islands staged its annual air combat exercise earlier this year. Giovanni Colla and Remo Guidi were there.

DACT 2017

Locally based F/A-18CX C.15-88 ‘46-16’ (ex Bu161953) was present at Gando with a special colour scheme commemorating 50 years of Ala 46.
Remo Guidi
Lieutenant Colonel Raff aele Catucci was the Italian Air Force Detachment Commander at DACT 17.
Giovanni Colla

OFFERING ACCESS to D79, a very large area of unrestricted airspace some 70 miles (113km) south of the Canary Islands, Gando is an ideal location for the Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) exercises.

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