portugal Hot Blade 2013

Ovar airbase, Centro Region


17-jul-13    to    31-jul-13




  • Hot Blade 2013

Hot Blade 2013
Hot Blade (HB) is a Multinational Helicopter Exercise that belongs to the European Defence Agency Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP), and is designed to allow European helicopter crews to practice operations under real conditions.

Portuguese Air Force was responsible for planning and conducting the HB second edition.

More than 750 personnel from five countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal) participated in this operation. A total of 324 sorties with 962,42 helicopter hours were flown.


Ovar Ovar,Beira Litoral

News

Hot Blade 2013: Preparing Together for Operations, 17-Jul-13 : Starting today, Portugal hosts the multinational helicopter exercise HOT BLADE 2013 (HB13) at Ovar Military Airfield, near Porto.


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    AT Mehrzweckhubschrauberstaffel Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte OH-58B Kiowa
    AT leichte Transporthubschrauberstaffel Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte ab212
    BE 1 Wing Force Aérienne Belge A109BA
    DE heeresfliegerregiment 30 Heeresflieger
    NL 298 squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht CH-47D Chinook
CH-47F Chinook
    NL 300 squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht SE3160 Alouette III
AS532U2 Cougar
    PT Esquadra de Transporte 552 Força Aérea Portuguesa alouette iii
    PT Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751 Força Aérea Portuguesa eh.101
Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation
Some of the units could be operating fixed wing aircraft at the time, check every unit for details


Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Bell 212 5D-HY    
Bell OH-58B Kiowa 3C-OA     3C-OB     3C-OJ    
Agusta ab212 5D-HN     5D-HR    
Eurocopter AS532U2 Cougar S-440    
Aerospatiale SE3160 Alouette III 19312    
Boeing CH-47F Chinook D-891    
Boeing CH-47D Chinook D-661     D-663     D-667    
AgustaWestland EH101 Mk.516 19609     19611    
Dornier UH-1D 71+91     72+37     72+88     72+91     73+28     73+42     73+43    
SABCA A109BA H21     H35     H38     H40    


Eurocopter AS532U2 Cougar 
S-440

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

NL Koninklijke Luchtmacht
SABCA A109BA
H40

Jul13 pictured (pic2) during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

BE Force Aérienne Belge
AgustaWestland EH101 Mk.516
19609

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase

PT Força Aérea Portuguesa
SABCA A109BA
H21

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

BE Force Aérienne Belge
Boeing CH-47D Chinook
D-667

23jul13 pictured (pic2) during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

NL Koninklijke Luchtmacht
Dornier UH-1D
72+37

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

DE Heeresflieger
Boeing CH-47D Chinook
D-661

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

NL Koninklijke Luchtmacht
AgustaWestland EH101 Mk.516
19611

23jul13 pictured (bot) during HB2013 at Ovar airbase

PT Força Aérea Portuguesa
Bell 212
5D-HY

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

AT Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte
Bell OH-58B Kiowa
3C-OA

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

AT Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte
Bell OH-58B Kiowa
3C-OJ

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

AT Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte
Dornier UH-1D
73+28

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

DE Heeresflieger
Dornier UH-1D
72+88

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

DE Heeresflieger
Dornier UH-1D
71+91

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

DE Heeresflieger
Dornier UH-1D
72+91

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

DE Heeresflieger
Dornier UH-1D
73+42

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

DE Heeresflieger
Agusta ab212
5D-HR

23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

AT Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte
Boeing CH-47F Chinook
D-891

23jul13 pictured (top) during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal

NL Koninklijke Luchtmacht
Aerospatiale SE3160 Alouette III
19312

23jul13 pictured at Ovar airbase during HB2013. FAP F-16 on background

PT Força Aérea Portuguesa

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