Fighter Jets over Lima

February 16th, 2007

Fighter Jets, notably US F-16s and Peruvian MiG-29s, have be roaring over the city all day for the past 3 days.
It’s all part of the joint USAFFAP exercises that have been taking place over the past week. Falcon-Condor is designed to build relations and share strategies between the two countries.

A recent scenario that formed part of the exercise involved stranded Peruvian and U.S. pilots in the middle of the northern desert being rescued by Peruvian special forces jumping from a Puerto Rican Air Guard C-130 Hercules.

I’m sure we’ll find out the exact reason for the mock dog-fights over Lima’s skies soon enough, though they may just be practising for the joint show that will be put on over the Costa Verde this Sunday.

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