Bodø Main Air Station

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Bodø Air Station (Bodø hovedflystasjon) is a military airbase of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) located in the town of Bodø in Bodø Municipality, Nordland county, Norway.wikipedia
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Royal Norwegian Air Force

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Bodø Air Station (Bodø hovedflystasjon) is a military airbase of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) located in the town of Bodø in Bodø Municipality, Nordland county, Norway.
The infrastructure of the RNoAF includes six airbases (at Ørland, Rygge, Andøya, Bardufoss, Bodø and Gardermoen), one control and reporting centre (at Sørreisa) and two training centres at Persaunet in Trondheim and at KNM Harald Haarfagre/Madlaleiren in Stavanger.

No. 330 Squadron RNoAF

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It is home to the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 331 and 332 Squadrons and a detachment of Westland Sea King search and rescue (SAR) helicopters of the 330 Squadron.
Headquartered at Sola Air Station, the squadron has detachments at Rygge, Florø, Ørland, Bodø and Banak.

Bodø Airport

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Bodø serves as the main air station for Northern Norway and shares its 3394 m runway with Bodø Airport.
Located just south of the city centre, on the westernmost tip of the Bodø peninsula, it shares facilities with the military air force base Bodø Main Air Station.

Bodø (town)

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Bodø Air Station (Bodø hovedflystasjon) is a military airbase of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) located in the town of Bodø in Bodø Municipality, Nordland county, Norway.
Parts of NATO air forces attending the annual Cold Response are stationed at Bodø Main Air Station.

No. 332 Squadron RAF

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It is home to the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 331 and 332 Squadrons and a detachment of Westland Sea King search and rescue (SAR) helicopters of the 330 Squadron.
Today the Norwegian 332 Squadron is based at Bodø Main Air Station.

Bodø

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Bodø Air Station (Bodø hovedflystasjon) is a military airbase of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) located in the town of Bodø in Bodø Municipality, Nordland county, Norway.
Parts of NATO air forces attending the annual Cold Response are stationed at Bodø Main Air Station.

No. 331 Squadron RAF

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It is home to the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 331 and 332 Squadrons and a detachment of Westland Sea King search and rescue (SAR) helicopters of the 330 Squadron.
In honour of the achievements of the Second World War squadrons, the RNoAF has maintained RAF squadron names, including a 331st Fighter Squadron, now flying F-16s and based at Bodø Main Air Station.

Westland Sea King

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It is home to the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 331 and 332 Squadrons and a detachment of Westland Sea King search and rescue (SAR) helicopters of the 330 Squadron.
Introduced in May 1973, they were originally stationed at Bodø Main Air Station, Ørland Main Air Station, Sola Air Station and Station Group Banak.

Sola Air Station

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Bodø was found ready to host squadrons in 1955, and was allocated the 331 and 334 Squadrons of F-84Gs previously based at Sola Air Station.
The 12 helicopters are also detached to Rygge Air Station, Ørland Main Air Station, Bodø Main Air Station and Banak Air Station, with one helicopter on stand-by at any given time.

Station Group Banak

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Operations at the air station are organized as the 132nd Air Wing, which includes the Norwegian Joint Headquarters at Reitan and a detachment of Sea Kings at Station Group Banak.
The station group is co-located with the civilian Lakselv Airport, Banak and is administratively under the 132nd Air Wing and Bodø Main Air Station.

Norwegian Air Ambulance

They are part of the Norwegian Air Ambulance service, organized by the four regional health authorities.
The squadron operates out of four military airports: Sola Air Station, Ørland Main Air Station, Bodø Main Air Station, Banak Air Station and Rygge Air Station.

Canadair CF-104 Starfighter

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In an effort to rationalize operations and renew the fighter inventory, Norway took delivery of twenty-two used CF-104 Starfighters from the Royal Canadian Air Force.
104 637 has been restored to flight condition by a group of volunteers called Friends of Starfighter, and is based at Bodø in Norway.

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre of Northern Norway

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In SAR missions, the squadron operates under the management of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre of Northern Norway located in downtown Bodø.
Military resources available include the Air Force's 330 Squadron which operates twelve Westland Sea King helicopters dedicated to search and rescue and air ambulance services, which operate out of Ørland Main Air Station, Bodø Main Air Station and Station Group Banak in Northern Norway.

Air base

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Bodø Air Station (Bodø hovedflystasjon) is a military airbase of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) located in the town of Bodø in Bodø Municipality, Nordland county, Norway.

Nordland

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Bodø Air Station (Bodø hovedflystasjon) is a military airbase of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) located in the town of Bodø in Bodø Municipality, Nordland county, Norway.

Norway

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Bodø Air Station (Bodø hovedflystasjon) is a military airbase of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) located in the town of Bodø in Bodø Municipality, Nordland county, Norway.

Search and rescue

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It is home to the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 331 and 332 Squadrons and a detachment of Westland Sea King search and rescue (SAR) helicopters of the 330 Squadron.

Anti-aircraft warfare

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Air defense is provided using NASAMS and RBS 70, with the battalion based at Bodin.

NASAMS

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Air defense is provided using NASAMS and RBS 70, with the battalion based at Bodin.

RBS 70

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Air defense is provided using NASAMS and RBS 70, with the battalion based at Bodin.

Bodin

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Air defense is provided using NASAMS and RBS 70, with the battalion based at Bodin.

Norwegian Joint Headquarters

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Operations at the air station are organized as the 132nd Air Wing, which includes the Norwegian Joint Headquarters at Reitan and a detachment of Sea Kings at Station Group Banak.

Northern Norway

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Bodø serves as the main air station for Northern Norway and shares its 3394 m runway with Bodø Airport.

Runway

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Bodø serves as the main air station for Northern Norway and shares its 3394 m runway with Bodø Airport.

Allies of World War II

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The first airfield was a simple wooden runway built in May 1940 by Allied forces during the Norwegian Campaign of World War II.