25 MAY 2019 Riders on the Storm

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Lion
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25 MAY 2019 Riders on the Storm

Post by Lion » Sat May 25, 2019 11:04 pm

VFA-41 tasked with bombing Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus ammo depots and warehouses located near Kutaisi with JDAM munitions.

Dealer 1-1 - Lion: primary targets hit, trapped.
Dealer 1-2 - Hedgehog: primary targets hit, trapped.

Weather was low altitude thunderstorm with heavy wind, rain and turbulence with complete cloud cover at 900 ft. Fortunately flight stayed above the cloud deck and out of targeting from a carpet of MANPADs and hit their targets, and successfully recovered back aboard Stennis in inclement weather and in twilight and night.
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301 Hedgehog boltering
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301 Hedgehog refueling at night time
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Re: 25 MAY 2019 Riders on the Storm

Post by Hedgehog » Sun May 26, 2019 8:22 am

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On the timer with JDAMs.
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Night tanking with NVGs.
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Re: 25 MAY 2019 Riders on the Storm

Post by Hedgehog » Sun May 26, 2019 8:31 am

Pilot records and Greenie Board updated.

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