Karup is home to a flying school and the RDAF Helicopter Wing flying predominantly the T-17 Supporter and AS550 Fennec respectively. Also co-located are ESK722 with the AW101 Merlin and ESK723 with the Westland Lynx often detached to service ships. Many examples of all these were made available for viewing.
Each year the NATO Tiger Meet brings together as many squadrons as possible that include a ‘big cat’ in their squadron motif. Over the years the development of weatherproof adhesive vinyl has allowed more innovative and complex colour schemes to be applied to ‘Tiger’ aircraft and inspired squadron ‘artists’ to run riot in demonstrating their creative skills.