On October 3rd 2016, the Tactical Leadership Programme received the visit of the Swiss Ambassador, Mr. Thomas Kolly, and the Swiss Defense Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Rossier, together with Brigadier General Ignacio Bengoechea, Air Operations Center (and former TLP Cmdt), in order to gain an understanding of TLP Flying Courses and oversee the Swiss Detachment taking part in this FC 2016-3.
The visitors were welcomed by a commission comprising the TLP Commandant, Colonel Villar, the Swiss Detachment Commander, LtCol Thomas Peier, and a TLP Staff representation.
Immediately after, the visitors attended a working session where they were briefed about the activities of the TLP Flying Courses and the Swiss Detachment during the course. Subsequently, the Swiss guests visited the TLP HQ facilities and observed some of the activities related to the mission for that day.
The Swiss Ambassador and the Defence Attaché, together with the TLP Commandant and the AOC Commander, visited the TLP Hangar and Ramp, where they could observe of all the material and human resources dedicated to a TLP Flying Course.
After the TLP tour, the guests visited the 14th Fighter Wing from Albacete Air Base, where a Spanish Eurofighter was shown to the visitors.
Once the institutional lunch concluded, the Swiss Ambassador and the Defence Attaché observed the takeoffs of the mission of the day in this TLP FC 2016-3.