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Belgian F-16 will train in Estonian airspace

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The Belgian Air Force's F-16 fighters based in Estonia at Amari airbase (Amari) will conduct training flights at a low altitude next week. According to the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces, the planes will fly at a height not lower than 500 feet (152 meters) and will stay away from populated areas.


Belgian F-16 will train in Estonian airspace


As explained in the main headquarters of the Defense Forces, NATO states allocate certain parts of their airspace for exercises and training, including for flights at low altitude. In Estonia, flights are made in consultation with the department aviation and JSC "Aviation Service".

Four fighters of the Belgian Air Force F-16 arrived in Estonia on September 5 for four months in rotation to protect the airspace of the Baltic countries. They changed the Spanish Air Force squadron, whose pilots flew the F-18 Hornet.

According to the decision of the NATO Council, the air forces of the countries of the alliance with 29 March 2004, began to protect the airspace of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which do not have their own fighters.

In addition to the Belgian aircraft stationed at Amari air base (Amari), the Lithuanian airbase Siauliai has been deployed since August 30 and the US F-15 fighter squadron, Interfax
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  1. Major Yurik
    Major Yurik 20 November 2017 11: 25 New
    +3
    It's funny Like in the old cartoon "Watchdog visiting Bobik" yes
    1. Ankipelgygyrgyn
      Ankipelgygyrgyn 20 November 2017 11: 28 New
      +2
      Yeah, even a song from there can be redone in the subject ...
      Man is an Estonian friend
      Everyone knows this! laughing
      1. 210ox
        210ox 20 November 2017 11: 31 New
        +1
        Well, let them fly around the airfield .. No further, because ... impossible. yes
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 20 November 2017 11: 47 New
          +3
          Why is there not a word in the article that the four Belgian planes arriving "will significantly increase Estonia’s ability to deter Russia"? wassat
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 November 2017 11: 27 New
    +1
    low altitude training flights

    So only at low (and at low speed) it is necessary, and then while gaining altitude you can end up in another country.
    1. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 20 November 2017 11: 31 New
      +1
      On the clothesline around the airfield.
    2. Partyzan
      Partyzan 20 November 2017 11: 39 New
      +4
      Quote: rotmistr60
      So only at low (and at low speed)

      but how else?
  3. solzh
    solzh 20 November 2017 11: 59 New
    +3
    Turns out Belgium has an air force and they can fly wassat
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 20 November 2017 12: 44 New
      +3
      They built their F-16s (68 aircraft) under license. The peculiarity of their cars is that they are equipped with nuclear bomb carriers that were always stored at their air base.
      Starting in 2018, the latest fighter jets can start arriving (billion dollars have already been allocated for this purpose). So, in vain, ironically, for 11 million of the Kingdom it’s even not bad at all.
    2. datur
      datur 21 November 2017 00: 57 New
      0
      and if you get it, then with supersonic speed !!! wink
  4. solzh
    solzh 20 November 2017 13: 00 New
    +1
    Quote: Thunderbolt
    They built their F-16s (68 aircraft) under license. The peculiarity of their cars is that they are equipped with nuclear bomb carriers that were always stored at their air base.
    Starting in 2018, the latest fighter jets can start arriving (billion dollars have already been allocated for this purpose). So, in vain, ironically, for 11 million of the Kingdom it’s even not bad at all.

    I am not ironic. I honestly thought that the Benelux countries were covered by the aviation of Germany or Great Britain. Thank you for the educational program. hi
  5. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 20 November 2017 13: 31 New
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    As explained in the main headquarters of the Defense Forces, NATO states provide certain parts of their airspace for exercises and training, including for flights at low altitude.

    Something low began to fly NATO birds - no way to rain! They seize foreign territory, apparently their kingdom is not enough - there is nowhere to roam. lol
  6. Slovak
    Slovak 20 November 2017 19: 41 New
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    C-400 ready? Hopefully the F-16s will jump outside of eSStonia