[Video] One day in the life of an F-16 pilot: low flying, live firing, anti-ship training

Join Norwegian Air Force pilot Morten Hanche, call-sign “Dolby” from the 338 Sqdn based at Ørland Main Air Station, Norway, on a training sortie featuring low flying, live firing activity and simulated attacks against the Navy ship.

Here’s an interesting video, shot from the cockpit of a Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) F-16A MLU from 338 Sqn, showing a mission flown with AIM-120B AMRAAM, AIM-2000 IRIS-T, GBU-54 JDAM from Ørland Main Air Station.

The mission features low level flying over Eikesdalvatnet, live firing of an IRIS-T against a Banshee drone over the Halten shootingrange, ultra-low level flying over the sea for a simulated attack on a warship, and return to base in formation with another “Viper.”

H/T to Matt Fanning and Lars-Gunnar Holmström for the heads-up


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