Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gripen and Hawk jet fighters to participate in the annual Exercise

Gripen and Hawk jet fighters to participate in the annual Exercise Young Eagle Open Day, 18 Feb

16 Feb 2011

The Exercise Young Eagle Open Day will be held on Friday, 18 February 2011 in Bloemfontein. Exercise Young Eagle, the annual SA Army exercise aimed at training and exercising the SA Army’s Airborne and Air Assault forces to enhance airborne capability and combat readiness, is being conducted at the De Brug training area in Bloemfontein and will feature Gripen and Hawk jet fighters including 18 helicopters.

The Open Day will consist of briefings, static displays/exhibitions, pathfinder infiltration, airborne and air assault demonstration, free fall demonstration and will be concluded with a media conference hosted by the Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General Solly Shoke. 


Travel arrangements

Reporting time at Air Force Base Waterkloof at 06h00 on Friday, 18 February 2011.
Estimated time of departure from Air Force Base Waterkloof: 07h00.
Estimated time of arrival at Air Force Base Bloemspruit: 08h30.
Depart from Air Force Base Bloemspruit at approximately 12h45
Estimated time of arrival at Air Force Base Waterkloof: 14h30

Enquiries:
Major Danny Wagenaar
Tel: 012 355 6388
Cell: 082 805 1319

Issued by: Department of Defence
16 Feb 2011


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