A detailed analysis of a 510FS training mission at Ft. Irwin.
On the afternoon of Feb. 24, The Aviationist’s contributor Eric Rosenwald photographed a flight of two USAF F-16C fighters as they practiced low-altitude strafe runs at Ft. Irwin, California (National Training Center).
They each completed at least 8 passes of a target airfield, periodically dropping to an altitude of less than 500 feet.
The F-16s belonged to the 510th Fighter Squadron of the 31st Fighter Wing, based at Aviano Air Base, Italy deployed to the U.S. to take part in the Red Flag 16-1 air combat exercise.
The infographic below provides some really interesting details about the mission conducted by the “Buzzards” over the range in California.