Author: Tom Gibbons

Military Aviation – Hellenic Air Force 117 Combat Wing

The iconic and once prolific McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II now survives with only a handful of the world’s air forces. Global Aviation Resource paid a visit to the Hellenic Air Force’s 117 Pterix Mahis (Combat Wing) at Andravida Air Base, Greece earlier this year to experience first hand the operations of the based 338 “Aris” and 339 “Aias” Mira (squadron). Tom Gibbons writes.

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Aviation Feature – Hellenic Air Force A-7 Corsair II Retirement – 16 & 17 October 2014

Located in the rugged, western Peloponnesus peninsula of Greece is the last operational bastion of the Ling Temco Vought A-7 Corsair II. Araxos Air Base, located approximately 37 km west of the city of Patras and the home of 116 Combat Wing Hellenic Air Force, opened its doors for two days in October for a last opportunity to witness the final throes of this classic strike aircraft prior to the official retirement of the type from Hellenic Air Force service in a ceremony to be held the following day. Tom Gibbons reports for Global Aviation Resource.

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Airshow News – RAF Fairford USAF activity continues

With a much trumpeted international debut scheduled for the impending Royal International Air Tattoo followed closely by the Farnborough International Airshow, does the recent arrival of a United States Air Force C-17A Globemaster III at RAF Fairford, indicate to aviation professionals and enthusiasts alike that the US Marine Corps F-35B Deployment is now a ‘Go’?

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