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What's In Goose Bay, Canada?

Fri May 20, 2005 3:58 am

I see lots of pictures in the database of European fighter jets going to and from Goose Bay, Newfoundland. Are they just practicing transatlantic flights, or is there a training facility there?
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RE: What's In Goose Bay, Canada?

Fri May 20, 2005 4:10 am

There is a fairly major NATO tactical training facility there and is home to permanent Luftwaffe and Italian Air Force detachments. By the by, technically it's in Labrador and not Newfoundland proper.
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RE: What's In Goose Bay, Canada?

Fri May 20, 2005 5:48 am

Wasn't the Maple Flag exercise held there last year? I worked at Bodø AFB in Norway at the time, and we had a few C-130s a An-124, and 10 F-16s going to Goose Bay during April with equipment for the Maple flag exercise.

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RE: What's In Goose Bay, Canada?

Fri May 20, 2005 7:05 am

130,000 Sqare Kilometers of low level training area, is what is available at Goose Bay. http://www.airforce.forces.ca/5wing/about_us/index_e.asp
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RE: What's In Goose Bay, Canada?

Fri May 20, 2005 11:57 pm

Ah, that's possible.  Smile

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RE: What's In Goose Bay, Canada?

Sat May 21, 2005 3:09 pm

Lots of Honkers!!! HA!! HA!! I always think of the base flight... Smile

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