RAF C-130J Hercules aircraft conduct semi-prepared runway operations in Italy
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.
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.
Image credit: Italian Air Force/9° Stormo