VMFA242 F-18D Commando sling 16-2 concluded

Commando Sling 16-2 has finally concluded in Singapore on 15 April 2016 after the exercise began on 29 March 2016.

Commando Sling exercise which started since 1990 to provide combined air combat training for U.S Air Force (USAF) and Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) fighter units – usually F-16.

During the 14 day exercise, the FA-18D from VMFA242 “bats” flew 3 sorties daily with RSAF F-16 fighters in various air to air tactics.

All 4 Hornets departed from Paya Lebar Air Base on 16 April morning while the rest of the crew were ferried home to Iwakuni Base via Delta Airlines on 18 April noon time.

F-18D commando sline 16-2

All 4 VMFA(AW)242 FA-18D departed Paya Lebar Airbase with all 3 external tanks.

Delta Airlines Command sling 16-2

Delta Airline was chatered to ferry Commando Sling 16-2 crew and staff back to Iwakuni Base, Japan.

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