On Friday, the DA-20 Jet Falcon electronic warfare jet will be operational for the last time. It would be great in Stavanger.
The DA-20 Jet Falcon flew around the world on missions to Norway and NATO. Now, after 50 years of operations at home and abroad. Is this over? The mission will be carried out by other aircraft in the Norwegian Armed Forces, primarily the F-35 and P-8 Poseidon.
– Electronic warfare jets have been a formidable effort for decades, and we thank the force and crew for their efforts, Norwegian Air Force Chief Rolf Folland said in a press release.
The DA-20 Jet Falcon is used for information gathering, electronic warfare and transportation.
– Till the last day of operation, we have done a lot of amazing work. We’re going down with the flag up and we’ve made a difference to Norway and NATO,” says Squadron Commander Tom Corby.
On Friday, September 30, the plan is to fly the remaining two machines over parts of western and eastern Norway, before making a final landing at Gardermoen Airport.
After 12 o’clock, they fly low over Stavanger. Here is the full timetable:
11.00 Gardermon (Take off)
11.05 West towards Bergen
At 12.55 Sandefjord/Torp
Again at 13.05
1:20 pm Oslo (Central)
Basement at 1.25 p.m
At 13.40 Gardermon Airport
1.45 pm Gardermon (Descent)
“Music geek. Coffee lover. Devoted food scholar. Web buff. Passionate internet guru.”