’Gunfighters’ in Bohemia

For two weeks in June, six Texas Air National Guard F-16s flew with Czech Air Force fighters from Cáslav air base, 60 miles (96km) southeast of Prague in Central Bohemia. Alan Warnes was there.

Exercise Report

Sky Avenger 2018

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Two Czech Air Force JAS 39Cs and a Texas ANG F-16C (an airframe borrowed from the Vermont ANG) make a fast pass over the áslav runway before breaking to land.
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A 212.taktická letka L-159 departs for a close air support mission. Two lucky L-159 pilots also had the chance to carry out some air combat training against the F-16s. Not surprisingly, both lost their battles.
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The Sky Avenger 2018 manoeuvres saw F-16s training with Vzdušné síly Armády eské republiky (VzS A R, Air Component of the Army of the Czech Republic) JAS 39C/D Gripens and L-159 Advanced Light Combat Aircraft (ALCAs), taking part in composite air operations (COMAOs) and local flying training work.

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