Jets land on highway – level 1

27-09-2023 07:00

Two special planes land on a highway. They are fighter jets from Norway.

It is part of a training. It happened in Tervo, Finland. The planes get fuel while their engines are working. This is called hotpit refuelling. This makes the planes safer during a war. The leader of the Norwegian Air Force says that fighter planes are not safe when they are on the ground. So, landing on roads is good for them. They do not need fields. They can take off and land more easily.

Finland is close to Russia. They have a long border together. Finland wants to buy 64 of these planes.

Difficult words: highway (a fast road), fighter jet (a fast plane which soldiers use), fuel (a substance which planes need to fly).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What other ways can these fighter jets be made safe during military operations?

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