The planning for NTM 2010 has kicked off today, with the start of the IPC (Initial Planning Conference) at Vlb. Volkel.

After 18 years the last RAF 'Tiger' Squadron, 230sqn, relocated to the UK.
In November 2009, 230 Squadron took up residence at RAF Benson, joining 33 Squadron to co-locate the Puma Force for the first time in over 20 years.

An almost-mini-meet occurred on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009, on the occasion of E.C 01.012 “Cambresis” inaugurating partnership with the French Air Force Academy class of 2009.
Along with 5 Mirages 2000C from Cambrai,
2 F-16 MLU from sister Squadron 31 (Belgian Air Force, Kleine-Brogel),

2x M2000C in a fromation Take-off

The 1/12 squadron from BA 103 Cambrai in France are the winners of the NATO Tiger Meet 2009 Silver tiger trophy.
In a close race with Aüfklarungsgeschwader 51 'Immelmann', who ended 2nd with an equal amount off points,
but the French who scored better in the flying discipline where awarded the by all desired trophy.

59/1 Puma squadron enters its first year as probationary member of the NATO Tiger Association
During today's 'Detachment Commanders' (DetCo's) meeting at NATO Tiger Meet 2009 the 59/1 Puma squadron was voted 'Probationary Member' of the Association.

After more than 10 years, Capt. Daniel Siegenthaler callsign “Sigi” leaves the Patrouille Suisse.
Tiger UNO, Capt. Daniel Siegenthaler callsign “Sigi”, the Patrouille Suisse team leader flew his last flight with the patrouille outside of Switzerland during the Sanicole Airshow last Sunday.

During the NTM 2009 opening ceremony, Maj. name removed declared the NATO Tiger Meet opened.
Today most of the participants arrived at Kleine Brogel Airbase. After they checked in all were briefed in 3 large briefings about the operational and safety aspects of the NATO Tiger Meet.

31sqn The 2009 NTM host has today, 5 day's before the start of the Tiger meet unveiled their new specially painted aircraft

The German AF 51st Reconnaissance Wing (AG51 "I") celebrates it's 50th anniversary on Saturday 11 July 2009, however this anniversary will have a bitter after-taste, with the upcoming disbandment of the 2nd staffel.

335 Mira, Tigers based at Araxos, Greece, are currently changing their A-7E aircraft for F-16 Block 52+ aircraft.
The first four F-16 Block 52+ from the Peace Xenia IV program have arrived at Araxos AB, Greece in May 2009.
Conversion of the squadron in order to receive their new jet already started in 2008.

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