11/05/2010 – Falcon Air Meet is a two-week exercise bringing service members from various countries together to share doctrine and procedures, strengthen relationships, and improve regional security. A friendly competition is also a highlight of the exercise that provides unique training experiences.
Royal Jordanian Air Force Brig. Gen. Yousef Al-Hnaity, the Azraq Air Base commander, is host to teams from four nations, including his own country of Jordan, and teams from the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and the U.S. Navy and Air Force. The purpose of the Falcon Air Meet is to improve international military relations and joint air operations. The pictures below were all shot at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in Azraq, Jordan, Nov. 1 during the competition and demonstration exercises.
Credit photos and text: U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs, November 2nd, 2010
- In the first picture a Pakistan Air Force Mirage III is drops a 500 pound bomb on a target during the Falcon Air Meet 2010
- In the second picture a Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon drops a 500 pound bomb on a target.
- In the third picture, Jordanian Royal Special Forces soldiers drive to their target house during a demonstration at the Falcon Air Meet 2010.
- In the fourth picture a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 77th Fighter Squadron drops two 500-pound bombs on a target.
- In the fifth picture, a Jordanian Royal Special Forces UH-60 Blackhawk hovers over a building to allow ground forces to enter during a demonstration.
- In the sixth picture, a Jordanian Royal Special Forces soldiers drive off of a Royal Jordanian Air Force C-130 Hercules and drive to their target house during a demonstration.
- In the final picture, a Pakistan Air Force Mirage III drops two 500 pound bombs on a target.