RAF C-130J Hercules aircraft conduct semi-prepared runway operations in Italy

Oct 04 2013 - Leave a Comment

On Oct. 1 and 2, RAF C-130J cargo planes deployed to Grazzanise airbase, in Italy, home of the 9° Stormo (Wing) to conduct SPRO (semi-prepared runway operation) training.

The activity, dubbed “Enzo Spirit”, was organized and conducted within the framework of a bilateral agreement between Italy and UK, to perform joint advanced training and consolidate standard operating procedures.

C-130J RAF 2

Day and night activity on the local semi-prepared runway was particularly important to perform training in anticipation of future aircrew employment in areas lacking conventional runways.

C-130J RAF 3

Image credit: Italian Air Force/9° Stormo

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