Category: F-16 at 40

Aviation Feature – Hellenic Air Force 115 Combat Wing

Lying approximately 100 miles south of the Greek mainland in the southern Aegean Sea at the crossroads of the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa, Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is home to 115 PM (Pterix Mahis – Combat Wing) of the Hellenic Air Force, operating the potent Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52+. Tom Gibbons reports for GAR.

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F-16 at 40 – Pt.8 – Going to War: A Pilot’s Story

In 1990, Edward Smith was an RAF pilot serving on a dream exchange posting, flying the F-16 with the 4th TFS at Hill AFB, UT. In August of that year Iraq invaded Kuwait, setting into motion a sequence of events which would see him flying missions during Operation Desert Storm alongside his USAF colleagues. Ed has kindly supplied us with the following gripping account of flying his first combat mission, along with some background to how he came to be in that position.

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