Czech Air Force C-295M Crews at EDA's EATT 2012 in Spain
Czech CASA C-295M with two crews from 24th Air Transportation Base at Prague-Kbely participated in the European Air Transport Training 2012 held in Spanish Zaragoza on 4th to 15th June 2012.
A two-week event was focused on a comprehensive advanced training of allied air transportation personnel with crews from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the Czech Republic.
The overall goal of the training was to increase interoperability in performing transportation tasks by unifying basic procedures from landing, loading, boarding to airdrops of paratroopers and materiel.
“EATT 2012 was the initial event based on the need of a coordination training of transport aircraft laying emphasis on unifying combat flight procedures and generally used planning processes. Participation of transport aviation at the similar exercises should be, for sure, repeated,“ Lieutenant Colonel Milan Laniak, commander of the flight squadron of the 24th Air Transportation Base at Prague-Kbely, says.
Source: 28 June 2012 - Ministry of Defence (Czech Republic) News
Photo: The Czech Air Force CASA C-295M Transport Training Aircraft 0454 (cn S-074) Czech Air Force purchased 4 C-295Ms that replaced the Antonov An-26s. The last one was delivered by the end of 2010, the 0454 was the third delivered CASA to Czech republic (0452-0455). New transport aircrafts like their predecessors An-26s are assigned to 242. tsl (transport and special squadron) based at 24. zDL (transport airbase) Praha-Kbely. Here the 0454 before touch-down during training sortie at Pardubice airbase.(Photo by Jiri Zedka / airliners.net)