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Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

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SpilsbyPete
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Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by SpilsbyPete » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:40 pm

Guys,

I believe that a DACT (Ocean Sky 18) will take place at Gando in November.

Any info please as I might go.

When in November.
What are the police like,while this is on.
Any Good Hotels overlooking the Airport/Military Ramp.
Any other Tips etc

Thanks in advance
Pete

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by dotwatcher01 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:06 pm

Yes, 2nd 1/2 Nov, spotters Day on 28th. No other info sorry.

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by SpilsbyPete » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:05 pm

I took this from a post on UKAR

Anyone else thinking of going.
Just need confirmation of the spotter day

The Air Defense Exercise “Ocean Sky 18” (previously known as DACT) will take place at Gando Air Base (Canary Islands) from November the 16th till November the 30th.

Participating aircraft will include F-15C Eagle from United States Air Force (USAF), F-16AM from Portugal, a NATO E-3 SENTRY, and Spanish Air Force EF-18 Hornets (12th, 15th and 46th Wings) and Eurofighter EF2000 (11th and 14th Wings), other Spanish Air force units will also support the exercise including, C-295 (35th Wing) and Super Puma and Persuader (802 Squadron) plus CK-130 Hercules (31th Wing).

In order of showing the general public and the aviation enthusiast the importance of this exercise, Spanish Air Force Air combat Command (MACOM) joint with Canaries Air Command (MACAN) have the intention of carrying out a media day (planned for Tuesday November the 26th, but the date isn’t officially confirmed yet) and a spotters day (planned for Wednesday November the 27th, the date isn’t officially confirmed yet). Both events, with their inscription processes will be officially confirmed by the MACOM/MACAN at due time. Repetition, the Spanish Air force have the intention of carrying out both a media day and a spotter’s day, but they aren’t officially confirmed yet.

The Ocean Sky 18 Exercise is developed and coordinated by the Spanish Air Force MACOM within their Air Defense Units advanced training plan. The main goal of this exercise is the advanced training of fighter pilots in air combat tactics by using mock up air combats with dissimilar fighter, within an increasing difficulty air campaign. Where mission planners and fighter pilots have to face advanced and complex simulated combat situations.

If you want to know more on this exercise, here is a promo video I made for the Spanish Air Force (in English):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJG0ICG1cKw
And here is a video I made about last year DACT 2017:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TEHrmDtj1E
Best Regards,
Alejandro

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by rh226 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:49 pm

The same (original?) is on Scramble https://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=140623.....perhaps use this link to keep up to date with any developments?

Scramble have also pointed out that 26th Nov is actually a Monday and 27th Nov is a Tuesday, not as shown above
Cheers, Bob

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by SpilsbyPete » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:52 pm

Bob,

Many thanks on the update.
I will book Hotel and flights when the info is "firmed up".
Any tips from your side

Thanks in Advance
Pete

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by SpilsbyPete » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:04 pm

100arw

Thanks for the info

Pete

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by 100arw » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:06 am

SpilsbyPete

Did you get my 2nd pm on the 26th?

P.

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by SpilsbyPete » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:56 pm

100arw and Johnwayne

Many thanks for all the info

Anyone else thinking of going.
We could share car hire/taxi costs

Pete

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by Colinb52 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:50 am

Im thinking of going Pete has the spotters day been confirmed yet do you know!

Thanks Colin

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by SpilsbyPete » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:01 pm

Nothing yet.

I will do some searching around and E-Mail the Fighter Comunity Website

Pete

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Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Post by eagle driver » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:27 pm

I could be interested in this Pete, looks quite promising looking forward to some updates.

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