MAKOS ON THE MOVE

Making the US Air Force more dynamic and versatile is a new emphasis that leaders are championing. It means squadrons are being tasked to hit the road and be less predictable in their operations. Enter the 93rd Fighter Squadron ‘Makos’. In a rare foray to Europe, the unit’s F-16s arrived en masse at RAF Lakenheath, UK, during May.

img_24-1.jpg

AIR FORCE RESERVE Command F-16s touching down in Europe isn’t as rare an occurrence these days as it was a decade ago. However, the arrival at RAF Lakenheath of a dozen F-16Cs and 165 personnel from the 482nd Fighter Wing at Homestead ARB in Florida on May 5 was outside the norm. The 93rd Fighter Squadron ‘Makos’ hopped across the Atlantic for a two-week training deployment to work with the resident 492nd Fighter Squadron ‘Bolars’.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view. You can also access it if you’re subscribed to one of our Key Publishing magazines.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Why not join our community of aviation enthusiasts? Pick one of our introductory offers and access a wealth of world-class aviation content.