Exercise Baana 18 Brings F/A-18s to a Highway Strip in Jokioinen
Satakunta Air Command conducts the Baana 18 live air exercise between 14 and 20 September.
A road base will be established on highway no. 2 in Jokioinen for the duration of the exercise. The highway will be closed to traffic between Latovainio and Lammintie on 15 September at 8 am. The road will be reopened on 20 September at noon.
The exercise missions will be flown from the road base in Jokioinen and from Pirkkala Air Base daily from 17 to 19 September between 8.30 am and 11 pm.
In total, approximately 300 airmen, including 180 reservists and conscripts, will participate in the exercise. Baana 18 features all types of Finnish Air Force aircraft, including F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighters. The exercise is led by Major Henry Mikkonen.
Highway no. 2 will be closed to traffic between Latovainio and Lammintie. There is a detour via highway no. 10, road no. 2813 and road no. 13567.