French EC725 unit trains in air-to-air refuelling with Italian Air Force

French EC725 unit trains in air-to-air refuelling with Italian Air Force 28 Nov, 12, Source: Armée de l'air

[Electronic translation] From November 12 to November 21, 2012, the squadron of helicopters (EH) 1/67 “Pyrenees” in Cazaux Air Base 120 has led his second campaign refueling HAAR ( Helicopter Air to Air Refuelling ) in closely with the 46 th Brigade transport of the Italian Air Force based in Pisa (Italy).

During this period, Caracal and C130 J French  Italian worked together in heaven sealants Italian special relationship between the two units. Balance sheet is approximately 130 connections “dry” (no fuel delivery during connections) and “wet” (fuel delivery during connections) that were made for the training and qualification of pilots French and Italian.

This special event carries the colors of the Air Force. Indeed, EH 1/67 “Pyrenees” is the only unit in Europe to have this ability in the world of rotorcraft. In the context of missions Personnel Recovery is now an opportunity to develop skills and tactics to go further in the field of projection. Blue book registered in this cooperative activity should be repeated next year.

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