NATO Tiger Meet 2019 was attended by several special-colored aircraft. Here are some of those we have shot during the Spotter Day.
NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) does not need introductions. Most (if not all) of our readers already know it is an annual, multinational, two-week mid-size exercise attended by squadrons sporting Tiger (or feline) emblems. NTM is not an air show: the drills include all types of air-to-air and air-to-ground and a wide variety of support missions, comprising large COMAOs (Composite Air Operations). However, the most known feature of NATO Tiger Meet is that almost all unit taking part in the exercise, are painted in rather flamboyant tiger color schemes. Indeed, if you browse through our archive, you’ll find many articles on NTM special-colored jets and helicopters.
This year’s NTM was hosted by EC 3/30 of the French Air Force at BA 118 Mont-de-Marsan, France, between May 13 and May 24.
On May 17, our photographer Alessandro Fucito attended the Spotter Day to take the shots that you can find in this post.
David Cenciotti is a freelance 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 four books.
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