The Prince Of Asturias On Board The Tiger
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Felipe de Borbón, Prince of Asturias and heir to the Spanish throne, recently visited the Attack Helicopter Battalion #1 of the Spanish Army Airmobile Force in Almagro. The prince was given a full briefing on the Tiger program and performed a 45-minute flight. From his seat in the gunner position, Prince Felipe described the flight as an “incredible and fascinating experience”. The Prince of Asturias traveled to the Coronel Sánchez Bilbao base in a Super Puma belonging to the Spanish Air Force, which was escorted by two Tigers and two BO105s. Dressed in the uniform of the Spanish Army Airmobile Force, the prince toured the facilities and took time to speak to people in detail about the Tiger program. The battalion has already received five of 24 Tigers, and has had to extend hangars, stores and workshops at the base to accommodate the new aircraft.