Combined Joint CSAR Standardization Course 2007

By Piet Luijken

This CSAR course 2007 was organised at the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) facilities at Florennes, Belgium. EAG nations have long seen the need for a “Combined Joint Combat Search and Rescue Standardisation Course”. This two week CSAR course is aimed at all helicopter and fixed wing aircrew that want to gain experience in Joint Personnel Recovery missions. It is a two week course that is composed out of four days of theory and six days of live missions, one mission a day. Each mission will be thoroughly briefed, planned and debriefed. In this way, the course will allow all pilots, whatever their individual background and experience to learn and to gain proficiency. At the end of the course all pilots should be able to take up the responsibilities of the Rescue Mission Commander.

The objectives are to enhance knowledge and proficiency required to plan and execute a CSAR mission in a non permissive, international environment, to impart knowledge and proficiency in working with European and NATO coalition partners, to enhance proficiency in flying within a CSARTF as an element of a COMAO, working through operational documents and to enhance knowledge of the organisation and of the operation of a CJRCC.

During this Course, the helicopters flew missions in the Belgium Helicopter Training Areas on the following dates: 13, 15, 18, 19, 20 June 2007. Also a pair of Italian AMX aircraft was supposed to be based at Beauvechain AB.

Combined Joint CSAR Standardisation Course 2007: 08-06-2007 till 21-06-2007 at Florennes, Belgium

Air Force/Unit Type of Aircraft Serial/Code Role Arrival Departure
CzechAF/231.vrl Mi-24V 7355 participant/RESCORT 08-06-2007 21-06-2007
CzechAF/231.vrl Mi-24V 7355 participant/RESCORT 08-06-2007 21-06-2007
EdA/Ala 48/803 Esc SA332B1 HD.21-03/803-03 participant/RESCUE 08-06-2007 21-06-2007
EdA/Ala 48/803 Esc SA332B1 HD.21-12/803-12 participant/RESCUE 08-06-2007 21-06-2007

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