The first flying course of the Tactical Leadership Program (TLP) at its new home in Albacete, Spain, is taking place from 9 November to 4 December. Ten nations are involved in the course: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and United States.
Luftwaffe Tornado Recce
Participating aircraft include F-16s and Mirages from several air forces, US Air Force F-15Cs, Spanish air force EF-18s, RAF Harriers, French navy Super Etendards, and Italian and German Tornadoes, including Luftwaffe Recce versions. These aircraft have been flying various missions since 11 November and the second half of the course includes air-to-air refueling and combat search and rescue.
TLP academic day
Albacete offers the TLP good weather, a large training area, the possibility of night flying, and facilities to accommodate participating NATO E-3A airborne warning and control systems.
Photos: Luftwaffe/Almir Hrnic