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 Exercise Pegasus


A combined training exercise between the SA Air Force and the Lesotho Air Wing was executed between 25 February and 08 March 2008. The exercise took place in the mountainous areas of Lesotho. The aim of the exercise was to train junior SAAF Air Transport aircrew in unfamiliar flying environments. Some of the aspects covered during the exercise were aircraft performance in hot and high conditions (airfield elevations between 7000 and 10,400 feet above mean sea level), tactical air operations and day/night mountain flying. Between two Cessna Caravans and two Casa 212ís, more than 200 hours were flown and over 600 landings were executed

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