Photo: Försvarsmakten

The famous Swedish Christmas-tree formation return this December

It’s a tradition for years that the Blekinge Air Force Wing (Blekinge flygflottilj, F 17 – Försvarsmakten) makes a long hike across Sweden with its Jas-39 Gripen 4th generation fighter aircrafts. The flypast is planned to Monday 16th of December. Of course flight planning always takes into account the weather factors, so a reverse day is a clear requirement: the appointed reverse day is the next day, Tuesday 17th of December. In last year, the squadron completed the flight with seventeen Jas-39C and Jas-39D Gripens.

The Skaraborg Air Force Wing (Skaraborgs flygflottilj F 7) already did its Christmas Tree formation yesterday (10th of December) in their region, around south-central Sweden.  Watch the squadron’s video about the flight:

These fly-overs are always festive greetings for the Swedish people by the Swedish Air Force. Credits in Photo

The exact schedule of F 17’s Christmas Tree flight:

Ystad 13:50
Skurup 13:52
Trelleborg 13:55
Malmö 14:01 (Hyllie-Pildammsparken-oil port)
Bjärred 14:04
Landskrona 14:06
Helsingborg 14:08
Ängelholm 14:13 (over the airport)
Halmstad 14:18
Ljungby 14:27
Växjö 14:33 (northern part of central Växjö)
Nybro 14:41
Kalmar 14:45
Karlskrona Trossö 14:55
Karlskrona Lyckeby 14:59
Nättraby 15:00 (Nättraby School)
Ronneby 15:02
Karlshamn 15:05
Kallinge 15:10

Flight path of the Gripens this year

 

Information source: F 17 – Blekinge flygflottilj Official Facebook page

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