The F-16 forms the backbone of the Egypt air force. The Block 40 model is the most numerous, 138 were received.

F-16C-40 9934Erwin van Dijkman

Abu Suwayr (--)

RWY 09/27, 11/29     POS 30°34'22"N 032°05'47"E     ELEV 49 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
262 Tactical Fighter Wing
60sq
60th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-40
F-16D-40

64sq
64th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-40
F-16D-40
The motto of 60sq (60th TFS) is "Not without authority shall ye be able to pass"
Al Ismailiyah (--)

RWY 13/31     POS 30°35'56"N 032°14'05"E     ELEV 39 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
... Air Wing
..sq
Mi-8T
Mi-17
SA342
Likely only helicopter detachments here?
Al Mansurah (--)

RWY 14/32, 16/34     POS 30°58'03"N 031°26'03"E     ELEV 13 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
104 Tactical Fighter Wing
45sq
MiG-21MF
MiG-21UM

..sq
Alpha Jet MS1/2

One wing operates the F7, although the aircraft are often seen forward deployed at Hurghada.

F-7II 4510Patrick Brugman

Aswan (HESN)

RWY 17/35     POS 23°57'54"N 032°49'24"E     ELEV 662 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
242 Tactical Fighter Wing
68sq
68th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-32
F-16D-32
.. Tactical Fighter Wing
..sq
AT-802
Az Zaqaziq (--) Abu Hamad

RWY 18L/36R, 18R/36L     POS 30°35'39"N 031°39'58"E     ELEV 30 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
550 Air Wing
51sq
AH-64D Vipers

52sq
AH-64D Eagles

53sq
AH-64D Tigers

Seen here patrolling the Suez Canal zone is one of the 40 Block 32 F-16Cs in use.

F-16C-32 9715Jos Hoogland

Beni Suef (HEBS)

RWY 01/19, 06/24     POS 29°12'43"N 031°00'57"E     ELEV 92ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
242 Tactical Fighter Wing
70sq
70th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-32
F-16D-32
546 Air Wing
21sq
Mi-17V-5
601 Air Wing
87sq
detachment
E-2C
Bilbays (--) Belbes

RWY 04/22, 17L/35R, 17/R/35L     POS 30°23'42"N 031°36'05"E     ELEV 90 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
101 Training Wing
3sq
Grob 115EG

5sq
Grob 115EG
201 Training Wing
83sq
EMB312

84sq
EMB312

85sq
EMB312
301 Training Wing
54sq
SA342L

56sq
SA342L

Some K-8s have visited airshows in Europe. No less than 120 were delivered, most of the fleet are used to keep two squadrons afloat.

K-8E 6322Arnold ten Pas

Borg-el-Arab/Intl (HEBA)
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
5__ Air Wing
43sq
Mi-24V

91sq
Mi-17
Cairo/Almaza (HEAZ)

RWY 18/36     POS 30°05'33"N 031°21'35"E     ELEV 303 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
516 Air Wing
Government Flight
G-III
G-IV(SP)
G400

2sq
Air Navigation School
DHC-5D

40sq
S-70A
SA342 (VIP)
533 Air Wing
32sq
Commando 2B
Mi-8T
544 Air Wing
20sq
Mi-8T
Mi-17

Birmingham was graced by a visit of one of the 20 C295 that were acquired by Egypt.

C295M 1188Simon Butler

Cairo/Intl (HECA)

RWY 05L/23R, 05C/23C, (05R/23L,) 16/34     POS 30°07'19"N 031°24'20"E     ELEV 382 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
516 Air Wing
1sq
Beech 200
G-III
G-IV
G400

8sq
C295M

16sq
An-74TK-200A
C-130H
C-130VC
EC-130H

4sq
C-130H

Twenty-five C-130s were delivered to the Egypt Air Force. They are operated by both 4sq and 16sq at Cairo International.

C-130H 1273Arjen Sleeuwenhoek

Cairo/West (HECW)

RWY 10/28, 16/34     POS 30°06'59"N 030°54'56"E     ELEV 550 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
516 Air Wing
16sq
detachment
C-130H
601 Air Wing
87sq
E-2C

The first Rafales were taken of the French production batch, like this 'DM06'.

Rafale DM 9256Swingwing

El Minya (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 28°05'56"N 030°43'44"E     ELEV 128 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
201 Training Wing
28sq
K-8E

29sq
K-8E

30sq
SA342L

36sq
K-8E

Silver Stars
K-8E
308 Tactical Fighter Wing
Fighter Training Unit

57sq
Alpha Jet MS1/2

58sq
Alpha Jet MS1/2
Fayid (--) (Faid)

RWY 09/27     POS 30°20'04"N 032°15'50"E     ELEV 64 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
282 Tactical Fighter Wing
86sq
86th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-40
F-16D-40

88sq
88th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-40
F-16D-40

Latest scion in the Egyptian F-16 family is the Block 52, twenty were obtained.

F-16C-52 9755Andrew Jewson

Gebel el Basur (--)

RWY 15/33, 18/36     POS 30°32'24"N 030°33'38"E     ELEV 85 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
203 Tactical Fighter Wing
34sq
34th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Rafale Wild Wolves
252 Tactical Fighter Wing
82sq
82nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
Mirage 2000BM
Mirage 2000EM

DHC-5s of the Navigation School (2sq) can be seen regularly in Europe.

DHC-5 1165Ronald Stark

Hurghada (HEGN)

RWY 34/16     POS 27°11'03"N 033°47'54"E     ELEV 52 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
53_ Air Wing
..sq
Mi-8
Mi-17
.. Tactical Fighter Wing
..sq
F-7
FT-7

The Suez Canal is constantly patrolled, mostly by one of the many Mi-8/17 variants like this Mi-17-1V.

Mi-17-1V 3251Pete Fothergill

Inshas (--)

RWY 04/22, 09/27     POS 30°19'57"N 031°26'51"E     ELEV 115 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
232 Tactical Fighter Wing
72sq
72nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16A-15
F-16B-15

74sq
74th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16A-15
F-16B-15
546 Air Wing
38sq
Beech 1900C-1
72 squadron (72nd TFS) is known as "Allah"
Jiyanklis New (--) Gianaclis

RWY 11/29, 12/30     POS 30°49'18"N 030°11'35"E     ELEV -72 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
272 Tactical Fighter Wing
75sq
75th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-40
F-16D-40
Vipers

77sq
77th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-40
F-16D-40
Fighting Bats

79sq
79th Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-40
F-16D-40
Stingers
77sq (77th TFS) is known as the "Fighting Bats"
79sq is the F-16C/D OCU.
272 Wing's motto is: "We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth."
Kom Awshim (--)

RWY 15/33, 16/34     POS 29°33'15"N 030°53'42"E     ELEV 0 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
546 Air Wing
18sq
CH-47D
601 Air Wing
80sq
UAVs

The Mi-8 is still operated in small numbers.

Mi-8T 1440Ruud Fopma

Wadi Abu Rish AB (HEXX)
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
104 Tactical Fighter Wing
42sq
MiG-29M2 Deterrence

44s (or 46sq ?)
MiG-29M2
Wadi al Jandali (--) Al Qatamiyah (Al Khatamia)

RWY 01/19, 02/20     POS 30°03'01"N 031°50'22"E     ELEV 800 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
111 Air Wing
..sq
Ka-52 Alligator

..sq
Ka-52
770 Tactical Fighter Wing (CAS)
89sq
K-8E

98sq
98th Tactical Fighter Squadron
K-8E
... Tactical Fighter Wing
..sq
K-8E

Luckily, the Herks are often out and about, for us to enjoy.

C-130H 1277Mark Remmel

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