Wittmundhafen Air Base (Fliegerhorst Wittmundhafen) Germany
5th & 6th of February 2020
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Wittmundhafen Air Base (Fliegerhorst Wittmundhafen in Germany) is a military air base in Germany. It is home to the Tactical Wing 71 (JG 71 for short, Fighter Wing 71 in English) of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). Since May 1974 the F-4F Phantom II was operated from the base. German F-4F Phantoms at the base were retired on 29 June 2013. During 2013 JG 71 transitioned to the new 20 plus Eurofighter Typhoon.JG-71 was renamed TLwG-71 (Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader or Tactical Air Wing) at some point prior to the end of 2014. Prior to May 1974,JG-71 operated the F-104G Starfighter. Up to the mid/late-1980s JG-71 (as well as each Luftwaffe wing) operated a handful (usually 4) of DO-28D The base currently stores all former F4F phantoms of the German airforce.[Source Wikipedia]

Also stationed on this basis: Top Aces
Top Aces Inc. is a Montreal, Quebec-based defence contractor that offers contracted airborne training services to the Canadian Armed Forces through the Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) program. Top Aces operates a fleet of modernized fighter aircraft to provide Red Air threat replication, Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training, practice munitions drop, air-to-air gunnery training and naval target tow profiles for the Canadian and German militaries. It also provides electronic warfare training and tactics development, and supports advanced radar trials in nationally controlled environments. All Electronic Warfare Officers and EW role equipment are provided by the 414 Electronic Warfare Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as part of the CATS contract [Source Wikipedia]

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