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  • U.S. Air Force hydrazine team train Chilean Airmen

    A U.S. Air Force hydrazine Mobile Training Team traveled to Los Condores Air Base, Chile, to conduct classroom instruction and hands-on training with Chilean Air Force fuels technicians. Hydrazine is a back-up fuel used in F-16 Fighting Falcons that allows a pilot to regain control in the event of an electrical or hydraulic failure. When the hydrazine is released it creates a chemical reaction that allows the pilot to manually maneuver the aircraft in order to land it safely. The two-man team taught seven Chilean fuel Airmen how to properly assemble, operate and maintain their new hydrazine servicing stand. The stand is used to refuel and defuel, purge, and prepare a shipment of hydrazine tanks.
  • U.S. and Chilean air force conduct health services administration subject matter expert exchange

    U.S. medical personnel from across the Air Force held a health services administration subject matter expert exchange with the Chilean air force at Hospital Clínico, Santiago, June 4-8.
  • US Airmen teach aircraft recovery to Chilean Air Force partners

    Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) sent a Mobile Training Team to Chile to conduct training with the Chilean Air Force on Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery. The CDDAR Mobile Training Team consisted of four seasoned crew chiefs who have experience being an aircraft crash team chief. The crew chiefs hailed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Hill Air Force Base, Utah and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The MTT taught the basic principles of how to preserve the area surrounding an aircraft mishap for an investigation and recover a damaged or disabled aircraft.
  • F-22 Raptor Demo Team rockets through FIDAE

    U.S. Air Force members from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, performed at Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio air and trade show in Santiago, Chile April 2-7, 2018.
  • U.S. Airmen support Chilean counterparts at week-long Air and Space trade show

    Two F-22 Raptors, from the F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley AFB, Va., fly into Santiago, Chile, to participate in 2016 International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE), on March 27, 2016. Airmen from around the U.S. are scheduled to participate in a variety of activities during the week-long air show that includes aerial demonstrations, interaction with
  • AFSOUTH team members spend time with children in hospitals

    A young girl and her mother build a toy plane together during the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) FIDAE team visit to San Juan de Dios hospital in Santiago, Chile, March 31, 2016. The Airmen are in Chile to participate in the 2016 FIDAE Air and Space Trade Show and spent some of their down-time visiting children in multiple hospitals. (U.S.
  • AFSOUTH heads to Chile for largest air and space fair in Western Hemisphere

    More than 65 Airmen from around the U.S. are scheduled to participate in a variety of activities during the week-long air show that includes aerial demonstrations, interaction with the local community, and subject matter expert exchanges with the Chilean air force. “AFSOUTH has built relationships with our partner nations, like Chile, through the
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