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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Bennie wrote: 23 Mar 2021, 13:37 23.03: DUKE36 departure to Napoli. ADS-B shows 97-00105.
DUKE85 arrived here from Napoli on March 25th. Possibly the same bird.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Bennie wrote: 25 Mar 2021, 09:10
Bennie wrote: 23 Mar 2021, 13:37 23.03: DUKE36 departure to Napoli. ADS-B shows 97-00105.
DUKE85 arrived here from Napoli on March 25th. Possibly the same bird.
Returned to Napoli on the 26th. Indeed 97-00105 according to ADS-B.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Looking at a steady flow of RSF flights between Tabuk and Souda the F15 detachment has departed, or will depart back home soon.
Noted :
2 roundtrips RSF9900 and 9901 C130H 473 28/3. 2 round trips RSF9902 and 9903 C130H 1630 28/3.
RSF9917 A330 2406 on 28/3.
2 roundtrips RSF9995 and 9996 KC130H 3209 on 28/3
RSF9906 C130H 1630 on 29/3.
All info from tracking sites.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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The Eagles went home yesterday as Eagle01-06
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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05.07 local flight: RRR7277. ADS-B is showing RC135 ZZ664.

+ 07.07 as RRR7279.
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08.07: ZZ664 (ADS-B) left for Waddington as RRR7275.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Friday 16th July movements:
An EP-3E departed 08.50 showing as "OP23" / 157325
Arriving around 2pm, C-17A RCH864 / 66158 (departed 08.20 17th).
Types from hotac, serials from FR24
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Saturday 17th saw a visit from OTIS 85 identified elsewhere as USMC KC-130J 168071.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Sunday 18th, had to do some tourist stuff but was woken early by an Aries which those jolly nice chaps at FR24 informed me was 160410.
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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RC-135V 63-9792/OF roared off at 07.30 this morning (as RESET11).
Somewhat later the 115th CW Vipers flew in reasonable but unreadable numbers.
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Starman wrote: 18 Jul 2021, 22:43 Sunday 18th, had to do some tourist stuff but was woken early by an Aries which those jolly nice chaps at FR24 informed me was 160410.
Or even 161410, which until I bumped into it at Mildenhall at early o'clock on a QTR waiting for delayed fuglies to depart Lakenheath 4 years ago was my last EP-3E.

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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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Dxxn sticky keyboard!
C-130H 751 visited this morning before the usual Viper scramble, & HKY678 (allegedly 06-8611) just held short while seven more/equally anonymous Vipers blasted out.
Noted on deck this afternoon were the two EP-3Es marked 325 & 410 respectively, the RC-135, six SC F-16s (reported as 92-3902/3905/3911/3917 and 93-0533/0551 - thanks Bob) a Do-328/C-146 & a UC-35 (open to sensible offers for those).
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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2 RC-135s currently present here, 1 is 62-126/OF, the 2nd one eluded me so far. The ARIES II detachment consists of 157325 in full color VQ-1 markings. Also a black(ish) Gulfstream and C-146A. A USN C-130T, V-22 and C-40 visited as well today, all departing towards the SE.

More updates will follow next few days if and when I have time to pass by. The Osprey seemed to be a USN bird (CMV-22B); are these already deployed outside CONUS or as COD? Then there should be a carrier in the area. Hopefully it will visit again but they don't show on ADS-B, so cannot plan the race to the approach..
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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One COD Osprey visited Singapore some time ago. Not sure if they are deployed to the 6th fleet allready? The certainly look different than the USMC versions though :D
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Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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AFAIK only three CMV-22B's are deployed outside CONUS and all are embarked on CVN-70 which is in the 7th Fleet, far away from Souda. :-)

Further to this: LHD 7 Iwo Jima transited the Suez Canal yesterday and is home-bound. If you saw a MV-22 it might be one of them.
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