Prince Daniel in a JAS 39 during his visit to F21 in Luleå. Photo: Johan Brolin/the Swedish Armed Forces
On Wednesday 27 April, Prince Daniel visited F21 in Luleå. In connection with his visit, he took part in an orientation flight in a JAS 39. The pilot was Squadron Leader Jörgen Marqvardsen.
During his visit, The Prince said:
"When The Crown Princess and I first visited F21, I had the opportunity to fly a JAS 39 simulator. When I was invited back to F21 to fly an actual JAS 39, I accepted immediately!
"The JAS 39 system represents cutting-edge technology combined with experienced and skilled staff. Today's in-depth insight has given me a real understanding of just how much the Swedish contribution is appreciated in connection with the operation in Libya.
"In conclusion, The Crown Princess and I would like to take the opportunity to send our best wishes to all those who are involved in various international operations around the world."