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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Small log from today, early afternoon. Wasn't planning on going due to poor weather and work, but thanks to member Michel N(!!) for the heads up, decided to take a sneak peek:

510 F-16C 343 Mira dep/arr
503/509? F-16C 343 Mira fading serial and fading Zeus tail (yep, same 2-ship as yesterday..) dep/arr
1x F-16C dep 115 PM
1x F-16D dep 115 PM
10194 C-17A 445 AW
1675 C-130H ex Afghan AF

Apart from the C-17, no changes on the US ramp.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Trabanti wrote: 27 Oct 2021, 14:07 Small log from today, early afternoon. Wasn't planning on going due to poor weather and work, but thanks to member Michel N(!!) for the heads up, decided to take a sneak peek:

510 F-16C 343 Mira dep/arr
503/509? F-16C 343 Mira fading serial and fading Zeus tail (yep, same 2-ship as yesterday..) dep/arr
2x F-16C dep 115 PM
10194 C-17A 445 AW
1675 C-130H ex Afghan AF

Apart from the C-17, no changes on the US ramp.
Some additional numbers for the locals this morning.

504, 510, 534, 605, 615. Yesterday also 513 and 538 seen.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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N183PA is just about to arrive in Israel, 7Z, probably at Hatzor.
N197PA was present at Souda mid-July
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N183PA arr today at Larissa and depart later to Ramstein and after that to Stuttgart
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Trabanti wrote: 27 Oct 2021, 14:07 503/509? F-16C 343 Mira fading serial and fading Zeus tail (yep, same 2-ship as yesterday..) dep/arr
509 is in Gando.
Nice catch on that ex-Afghan C-130, wonder who it belongs now. USAF?
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Thanks DJ! Not sure if 503 is a former Zeus demo bird but let's see what comes back from Gando (tomorrow?) then.

I was waiting to get a glimpse of the C-130 crew to see indeed who is operating it, but it was abandoned yesterday. On its way to AMARG?

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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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1675 C-130H dep. as Fixer01, heading NW
0110/F-RBAR A400M ET4/61 spcl marks arr.

Roma81, a KC-135 from Mildenhall, is inbound, but can't wait for it.

Still on deck are the grey Gulf and ARIES. No activity with the Vipers, all shelters and hangars were closed.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Hi Trabanti.

Probaply an EP-3E is currently on it's way to Souda .

It just took off from Mildenhall.
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Thanks Kier! Nice, a replacement or addition. Probably dark by the time it arrives here.. :-) Will try to check back again tomorrow!
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Trabanti wrote: 21 Oct 2021, 15:09 During a quick lunch stop today I noticed the following:
SU-BAL C-130H at HAF visitors ramp
1294/SU-BKT C-130H-30 at HAF visitors ramp
16+01 A340 arr (NAMFI?)

A few days ago I saw a Bulgarian AF L410 depart, so looks like some kind of exercise is being prepared here.
Did you look around any good? Apparently four Egyptian Mig-29's and two F-16s were in just for this day! :shock:
I just stumbled on photos today, actually looking for something else.
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I know I know DJ, rub it in... I only had limited time that day. Looks like the fighters had already left when I got there. If only I'd known up front.. Catch of the century!
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Trabanti wrote: 28 Oct 2021, 14:13 1675 C-130H dep. as Fixer01, heading NW
0110/F-RBAR A400M ET4/61 spcl marks arr.

Roma81, a KC-135 from Mildenhall, is inbound, but can't wait for it.

Still on deck are the grey Gulf and ARIES. No activity with the Vipers, all shelters and hangars were closed.
Currently two KC135 on deck. 61-0292/D and 62-3551/D. Both from 351ARS.

Furthermore, today it’s a national holiday in Greece. So no activity from the local boys.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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@KIER: confirmed, it's landing now after circling over our house as VVPR410. Nice sound, but too dark to id.. :-)
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Tankers are perhaps here to support the Qatari F-15EXs on the last leg of their delivery, or to bring the SJ Eagles that I understood are at Larissa home?
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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I would put my money on SP F16s back home from Blue Flag Ovda. They used the same callsign two weeks ago.
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