Safe Skies 2011

Two U.S. Air National Guard F-16 aircraft, left, fly in formation with two Ukraine SU-27 aircraft over Mirgorod Air Base, Ukraine, July 22, 2011, during Safe Skies 2011. Safe Skies is a joint U.S., Ukraine and Polish exercise during which Air National Guard pilots fly engagements with Ukrainian SU-27, Mig-29s and Polish F-16s in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics and 2012 EUROCup and 2014 Winter Games in Europe. (DoD photo by Master Sgt. James D. Berg, U.S. Army/Released)

Two U.S. Air National Guard F-16 aircraft, left, fly in formation with two Ukraine SU-27 aircraft over Mirgorod Air Base, Ukraine, July 22, 2011, during Safe Skies 2011. Safe Skies is a joint U.S., Ukraine and Polish exercise during which Air National Guard pilots fly engagements with Ukrainian SU-27, Mig-29s and Polish F-16s in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics and 2012 EUROCup and 2014 Winter Games in Europe. (DoD photo by Master Sgt. James D. Berg, U.S. Army/Released)

Comments

  1. And why is the US going to provide air cover for the Olympics and Euro Cup? Are the Brits and the rest of Europe in that bad of shape that they can’t protect thier own airspace during a sporting event?

    I mean, I can see how flying “all the way” to Libya could get a little tricky for them. But you would think they could at least handle flying over thier own country.

  2. The ANG is teaching the Ukranian Air Force how to conduct intercept missions so that they can provide their own air sovernty during the Euro Cup.

Comments are closed