Albacete's NATO Tactical Leadership Program 12-1 photo file

Since Jul. 2009 Albacete – Los Lanos, in Spain, has become the permanent base of the NATO Tactical Leadership Program, once headquartered at Florennes, Belgium.

Through the photographs of The Aviationist’s contributor Tony Lovelock see which aircraft were hosted by the Spanish airport during TLP 2012-1, from Jan. 16 to Feb. 10.

Among the participating combat planes, many with a recent experience in the Libya Air War: the U.S. F-16CJs of the 480FS/52FW, the Super Etendard of the French Navy, the Rafale Cs, Mirage 2000Ds and Mir 2000Cs of the French Air Force; the F-2000As of the Italian Air Force, the AV-8B+ Harriers of the Italian Navy and the F-16AMs of both the Belgian Air Force and Royal Netherlands AF.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.