rdchawk wrote:You're joking right?
Not at all
Under the NATO Strategic Airlift Interim Solution ( SALIS ), Antonov and Volga have each had an AN-124 permanently stationed at Leipzig-Halle Airport since March 2006, with additional uplift available at short notice.
They've been hauling NATO around the globe for more than a decade. One of the very aircraft that does that will be sitting 30 km away.
What's the BBMF's contribution to modern NATO capability? OK they're part of RAF100, so bring them in and put them on static with the other relics.