Earlier this year the Royal Canadian Air Force deployed six CF-188 Hornets to Keflavík as part of Operation Reassurance/Air Task Force-Iceland, as Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink report.
CF-188 IN ICELAND
It is a rainy and windy day at Keflavík Airport when suddenly the alarm sounds in the old 57th Fighter Squadron shelter area. Canadian aircrews dash to their Hornets and within minutes two aircraft roll to the active runway for a so-called ‘Tango scramble’. This is a typical scene from Operation Reassurance/Air Task Force-Iceland, which took place between May 11 and June 19.