The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has been bolstering the NATO Air Policing mission alongside the Romanian Air Force in Romania.
The Royal Canadian Air Force has been flying NATO Air Policing missions alongside the Romanian Air Force safeguarding the airspace since September 2020 with a detachment of CF-188 fighters based at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base.
Canada is part of NATO’s enhanced Air Policing effort, in which Allies send interceptors to priority areas like the Black Sea region. This improves NATO’s capability to ensure that air traffic over and around the Alliance remains safe and secure. Personnel take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks while in close proximity and social distancing where possible.
This NATO Multimedia footage, shot in October and released today, includes shots of Canadian CF-188 Hornets, Romanian MiG-21 Fishbeds and Romanian F-16 Fighting Falcons in action over Romania and the Black Sea region.
- (00:00) Canadian CF-188 Hornet strike fighter towed out of hangar
- (00:20) Canadian aircraft technicians conduct maintenance and pre-flight check on CF-188 Hornet
- (01:51) CF-188 Hornets taxiing and taking off at Mihail Kogălniceanu air base in Romania
- (02:26) CF-188 Hornets in the air
- (02:37) View of CF-188 Hornets from other aircraft
- (02:43) Pilot in cockpit of CF-188 Hornet
- (02:52) Point of view of CF-188 Hornet pilot
- (02:56) CF-188 Hornet landing
- (03:13) CF-188 Hornets parking and conducting post-flight checks
- (03:28) Romanian pilot conducting a pre-flight check on F-16 Fighting Falcon
- (03:32) Romanian F-16 taking off
- (03:40) Romanian F-16 pilot from another aircraft point of view
- (03:43) Romanian F-16 landing
- (03:47) Romanian F-16 parking and conducting post-flight checks
- (04:08) Romanian aircraft technicians conduct maintenance on Romanian MiG-21 fighter
- (04:33) Romanian MiG-21 fighter pilots getting ready and boarding aircraft
- (05:01) Romanian MiG-21 fighter last check-ups
- (05:16) Romanian MiG-21 fighter taxiing and taking off
- (05:45) View of Romanian MiG-21 fighter from other aircraft
- (05:48) Romanian MiG-21 fighter parking and conducting post-flight checks
- (06:12) Romanian aircraft technicians conduct maintenance and flight check on an IAR-330 Puma helicopter
- (06:21) Romanian Puma helicopter in flight
- (06:29) Romanian Puma helicopter landing