Karelia Air Command conducts Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) training for F/A-18 pilots in cooperation with the 100th Air Refueling Wing, United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), from 11 to 13 September.
In total 8-14 F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighters from Karelia, Lapland and Satakunta Air Commands will participate in the training.
The aim of the AAR training is to provide AAR proficiency and currency training for Finnish Air Force F/A-18 pilots. The operations take place over the regions of Northern Ostrobothnia, Kainuu and southern Lapland.
The training is conducted in cooperation with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), based at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom.
This article was published by the Finnish Ministry of Defence on August 28, 2018.