Royal Danish Air Force F-16 planes have deployed to Greenland to undertake an Arctic mission. Fortunately, Danish pilots took their GoPro cameras aboard.
According to the Flyvevåbnet (Royal Danish Air Force), on Aug. 5 two RDAF F-16s from Skrydstrup deployed to Thule airbase in Greenland, to undertake the first ever “Arctic mission” aimed at training F-16 aircrews in the Arctic SAR (Search And Rescue) mission.
The aircraft arrived in Greenland for the 2-day exercise with a stop-over at Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord) another airport in Greenland.
The Arctic scenario has become one of the Danish defense priorities: among all the other things, the RDAF could be asked to quickly deploy fighter planes to the island to perform surveillance as well as SAR support tasks around the Arctic Circle.
Once again, RDAF pilots took some interesting selfies using their GoPro cameras.
Image credit: RDAF
See video from the flight here: (small Danish TV-station)
They did give them orange uniforms, so they’re easier to spot if they bail out. Cheaper than a new plane ;-)