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Photo Feature: RAF Tornados Visit Snowbird

Royal Air Force flight lieutenant Will Hardesty enthusiastically prepares for his training flight in a Tornado GR-4 at the Snowbird Ramp on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 4, 2012. Hardesty is a member of the RAF 31 Squadron who is visiting D-M to train out at the Snowbird Ramp. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released)

Royal Air Force flight lieutenant Will Hardesty enthusiastically prepares for his training flight in a Tornado GR-4 at the Snowbird Ramp on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 4, 2012. Hardesty is a member of the RAF 31 Squadron who is visiting D-M to train out at the Snowbird Ramp. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Royal Air Force 31 Squadron visited D-M recently to train at Operation Snowbird. The squadron brought pilots, flight engineers and several of their aircraft, the Tornado GR-4.
 
Operation Snowbird provides support for visiting flying units from U.S. military installations and allied partners needing to train in the optimal weather conditions and ample ranges of Southern Arizona.

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