The CQWI exercise is looking to pass a significant
number of students over 2 weeks in order to gain their qualification as
a weaponís instructors. Some of the aircraft involved in the exercise
and based at Lossiemouth for the two weeks were E-3 Sentry, Sentinel R1,
Beech Shadow R1, C130K and C130 J, GR4, Typhoon, T1A Hawk, DA20 Falcon
and JAS 39 Gripen operated by the Swedish Air Force.
For most of the crews involved in the CQWI it is their final exercise
from a grueling 12 month training programme. The exercise is held for
crews who are considered the brightest and best, giving them the ability
to expand their tactical appreciation of the aircraft and the
significance of their role on operations.