Cope Tiger ’06 Draws A-10 Thunder | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.30.15

Airborne 03.24.15

Airborne 03.25.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.30.15

Airborne 03.24.15

Airborne 03.25.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

 

Mon, Feb 13, 2006

Cope Tiger ’06 Draws A-10 Thunder

Cope Tiger ‘06, an annual multi-lateral exercise involving the U.S., Thailand and Singapore, began Feb. 7.

More than 1,300 people, including 300 U.S. servicemembers and 1,000 servicemembers from Thailand and Singapore, are participating in the exercise that involves aviation and ground units. The exercise is designed to hone flying skills and foster international cooperation among the three countries.

A-10 Thunderbolt II operators and maintainers from Osan Air Base, South Korea, have deployed for the exercise.

“For a unit that doesn’t normally deploy (this) is a great opportunity,” said Lt. Col. Scott Caine, 25th Fighter Squadron commander. “The whole team has taken this mission and made it run as smooth as possible. I couldn’t be happier with that.”

Colonel Caine said the operations and maintenance relationship is strong among the A-10 unit.

“It’s nice to see the 51st Fighter Wing grow through this deployment by making this mission happen,” he said.

“It’s nothing short of exceptional.”

Some of the biggest lessons A-10 maintainers are learning are from each other, said Master Sgt. Norman Barrett, a production superintendent with the 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.

“When a jet breaks, it’s great to see people step up and be ready to lend a hand. There are back shop guys here that some of the maintainers have never met, so this deployment is helping out flightline workers learn some additional depth,” Sergeant Barrett said.

Col. Jeffery LeVault, exercise director for U.S. forces in Cope Tiger, said A-10 pilots will see some different range space, employ weapons and have the opportunity to be part of a larger air group during Cope Tiger.

Cope Tiger provides air-to-air, air-to-ground and large force employment training for crews in a multi-national environment while expanding the capabilities and readiness of U.S. and allied forces, officials said.

The exercise, held annually since 1994, runs through Feb. 18. [ANN Salutes Master Sgt. Adam Johnston, Cope Tiger '06 Public Affairs]

FMI: www.af.mil

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.30.15: Provisional TC-HondaJet, NASA/Mars, Lightspeed's Bluetooth

Also: New York Airways 1962, Mica Wants Privatized ATC, Ares UAV, Textron ProAdvantage, Boeing SC Union Vote, Whirly Girls The Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the HondaJe>[...]

Gone West: Lt. Col. Robert Hite

Had Been One Of The Doolittle Raiders Who Attacked Tokyo In 1942 One of the last of the 80 men to climb aboard 16 B-25 bombers and launch from an aircraft carrier in April 1942 to >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.31.15)

Shawn Pederson - Road to Recovery Six months ago, Shawn "Norm" Pederson took the road less travelled. After retiring from a career of public service as United States Air Force pilo>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.31.15): Decision Height

With respect to the operation of aircraft, means the height at which a decision must be made during an ILS, MLS, or PAR instrument approach to either continue the approach or to ex>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.31.15)

“NBAA is pleased that the FAA continues to recognize the importance of this tool to NBAA Member business aircraft owners seeking to maximize the efficiency and usability of a>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC