Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
|#7508 2019-10-09 GMT-5 hours|
OCEAN SKY 19 (DACT 2019)
The Air Defense Exercise “Ocean Sky 19” (previously known as DACT) will take place at Gando Air Base (Canary Islands) from October the 19th till November the 1st.
Participating aircraft will include F-15C Eagle from United States Air Force (USAF), F-16C from Turkey, a NATO E-3 SENTRY, and Spanish Air Force EF-18 Hornets (12th, 15th and 46th Wings) and Eurofighter EF2000 (11th and 14th Wings), other Spanish Air force units will also support the exercise including, C-295 (35th Wing) and Super Puma and Persuader (82th Group) plus A400M (31th Wing).
In order of showing the general public and the aviation enthusiast the importance of this exercise, Spanish Air Force Air combat Command (MACOM) joint with Canaries Air Command (MACAN) will carry out a spotter’s day on Monday October the 28th. The event, with their inscription processes will be officially confirmed by the MACOM/MACAN at due time in the Spanish Air Force official web site (www.ejercitodelaire.mde.es).
The Ocean Sky 19 Exercise is developed and coordinated by the Spanish Air Force MACOM within their Air Defense Units advanced training plan. The main goal of this exercise is the advanced training of fighter pilots in air combat tactics by using mock up air combats with dissimilar fighter, within an increasing difficulty air campaign. Where mission planners and fighter pilots have to face advanced and complex simulated combat situations.