Allied air exercise "Ramstein Rover 2012" in the Czech Republic

Autor: Oldrich Holecek

Almost a three-week long International Military Air Exercise "Ramstein Rover 2012" is focused on training of forward air controllers and tactical pilots in acomplishing their close air support missions in favour of ground forces.

Ramstein Rover 2012

The life air exercise, jointly directed by Colonel (GS) MSc Harry H. Schnell, German Air Force, from the Headquarters Allied Air Command, Ramstein, Germany, and Brigadier General Jiri Verner, Deputy Commander of Joint Forces - Air Force Commander of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, is held at air bases and over military training areas in the Czech Republic.

"Ramstein Rover 2012" (RARO12), held 4 - 21 September 2012, provides a great training opportunity for aircrews, forward air controllers ano/or observers from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The command post of the exercise is at the 22nd Air Base at Namest, the base which operates L-39 tactical aircraft and Mi-24/35 helicopters.

Detailed information on the exercise:

Spokesman of the exercise: Captain Zdenek Zeman, phone: +420 973 401 021
cellular: +420 602 444 069, e-mail:

Posted: September 3, 2012