On Friday 31st May a media day was held in Aviano for exercise Astral Knight 2019, a multinational exercise about integrated air and missile defense systems involving Italy, USA, Croatia and Slovenia.
The most awaited participants were Hill AFB’s F-35As, redeployed in Italy for the first time:
Also a single airplane from Luke AFB was in Aviano:
Obviously F-16s based in Aviano participated too:
There was a small static display with an F-16 and an F-35:
On friday it was possible to see a KC-135T tanker from Pennsylvania ANG involved in the exercise: