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by Trabanti
03 Nov 2021, 17:31
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Final log from here for now from me. Wasn't planning on going today but the Sentry appeared overhead while I was just parking at a minimarket 10 mins from the base, and runway 11 happened to be in use. It made an IFR approach before landing, so I managed to catch it along with a wave of Vipers comin...
by Trabanti
02 Nov 2021, 17:54
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Confirmed, came overhead the restaurant. Too dark to id. It just left again (7:30 pm LT) as RRR127, heading NW. What was id'd today during an hour or so in the afternoon: 534 F-16C 340 Mira 536 F-16C 340 Mira 602 F-16D 340 Mira 503 F-16C 343 Mira 513 F-16C 343 Mira 525 F-16C 343 Mira 527 F-16C 343 M...
by Trabanti
01 Nov 2021, 13:05
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Nov 1:

0110/F-RBAR A400M ET4/61 spcl marks (again) arr/dep
38887 KC-135R 100 ARW arr
91470 KC-135T 100 ARW arr
404 Be350 HAF multiple t&g

The EP-3E is out on a mission and finally after a 4-day weekend the 115CW woke up in the afternoon and launched 4 2-ships and a 4-ship.
by Trabanti
01 Nov 2021, 12:47
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos (LGAV/ATH) 2021 MIL
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos (LGAV/ATH) 2021 MIL

Indeed, together with some Eufi's. They arrived yesterday..
by Trabanti
31 Oct 2021, 16:34
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Today saw another RAF visitor: ZZ171 unloaded some heavy equipment on the US ramp, C-17A with special 20 years markings. Just departed again as RRR6408, heading NW. An RAF Voyager with a (flight of) Typhoon(s) was operating just north of Crete, on their way to the SE and suddenly banked north, seemi...
by Trabanti
30 Oct 2021, 15:31
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Noted here earlier today: 0110/F-RBAR A400M ET4/61 spcl marks 35784 C-130J-30 41AS 15745 C-130J-30 61AS 164598/AX KC-130T-30 VR-53 ZH874? C-130J (RRR5507) An EP-3E went out on a mission along the north African coast, just returned. Will check my photos later for the RAF Herc serial. And a Hellenic E...
by Trabanti
29 Oct 2021, 17:28
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Thanks Paul!

An unusual sight today: a totally deserted ramp.. Only the French A400M is still parked at the end of the northern taxiway on the far west side (NAMFI probably).
by Trabanti
29 Oct 2021, 14:04
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Hampton Roads Airports - Civ/Mil Sept 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Hampton Roads Airports - Civ/Mil Sept 2021

Nice to see Newport News is possible from outside! Are the Drakens still flying? Have you tried Fentress before?
by Trabanti
29 Oct 2021, 11:54
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

EP-3E 161410 just departed to the south-east, after arriving from Mildenhall last night. Using the same callsign: VVPR410.

KC-135R Roma91 indeed seemed to have supported Blue Flag participants. After orbiting off the Israeli coast this morning it's on its way back towards the NW.
by Trabanti
29 Oct 2021, 10:06
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Ah yes, that exercise is also ending today. The weather is terrible here though, think I'll stay home.
by Trabanti
28 Oct 2021, 22:15
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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?
by Trabanti
28 Oct 2021, 19:37
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

@KIER: confirmed, it's landing now after circling over our house as VVPR410. Nice sound, but too dark to id.. :-)
by Trabanti
28 Oct 2021, 16:10
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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!
by Trabanti
28 Oct 2021, 14:40
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Thanks Kier! Nice, a replacement or addition. Probably dark by the time it arrives here.. :-) Will try to check back again tomorrow!
by Trabanti
28 Oct 2021, 14:13
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 7847

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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.