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by Trabanti
28 Oct 2021, 10:09
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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?

Cheers, Bart
by Trabanti
27 Oct 2021, 14:07
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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/...
by Trabanti
26 Oct 2021, 16:10
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Today, Oct 26, quick stop during my lunchbreak revealed the following locals, temporary residents and visitors (mil/semi-mil only): N163PA G.1159A grey c/s N183PA G.1159A white c/s 0065/F-RBAM A.400M AdlA dep. 157325 EP-3E VQ1 169792 C-40A USN arr. 503/509? F-16C 343 Mira (fading serial & Zeus tail)...
by Trabanti
26 Oct 2021, 09:22
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Rota NS (LERT/ROZ) 2021 MIL
Replies: 169
Views: 12139

Re: Rota NS (LERT/ROZ) 2021 MIL

Heads up southern Spain: Blue35 & Blue45 passing Crete now, 2x KC-10 from Al Dhafra heading west, to Rota or Moron? More fighters homebound? EDIT: Blue 46 (KC-135 acc. to FR24) trailing right behind, while Blue 56 was just passing them in the opposite direction, and is now orbiting just south of wes...
by Trabanti
22 Oct 2021, 19:36
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Arrived and currently on deck are:
-306/DC F-16C 121 FS
-332/DC F-16C 121 FS
71474 KC-135R 6 ARW

I think they're heading home
by Trabanti
22 Oct 2021, 19:28
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Rota NS (LERT/ROZ) 2021 MIL
Replies: 169
Views: 12139

Re: Rota NS (LERT/ROZ) 2021 MIL

Replacing the DC ANG Vipers?
by Trabanti
22 Oct 2021, 13:42
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Rota NS (LERT/ROZ) 2021 MIL
Replies: 169
Views: 12139

Re: Rota NS (LERT/ROZ) 2021 MIL

Gold 21 and Gold 31 passed Crete just now, eastbound, seemingly coming from Rota. Anyone know if they are dragging anything along?
by Trabanti
22 Oct 2021, 09:41
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

and at last, heaving been on the tarmac for at least a month, heavily modified Beech 200 N44U left as well just now, presumably to Oman after a 2-day delay. The 2nd RC-135 as well as the C-146 left last week, RC-135 westbound. Just the EP-3E and 1 RC-135 remain..
by Trabanti
21 Oct 2021, 15:09
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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.
by Trabanti
12 Oct 2021, 20:31
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Thanks. On September 24 I saw 2 Ospreys on the tarmac tail-on, no possibility to id them. I missed the 2nd one at first as it was all folded up and parked at a tricky spot, but my wife spotted it. They might have been USAF, not USMC..
by Trabanti
11 Oct 2021, 10:23
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Thnx. It was here yesterday as well.
by Trabanti
11 Oct 2021, 10:14
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

JAG66 and JAG55 just departed, heading south-east. 2x MC-12W USAF. Did not see them arrive as I was away for 2 weeks so not sure if they are transiting or doing missions from here. Probably the former.

Both RC-135s are also up, 1 patrolling the Black Sea and the other the Middle East coast.
by Trabanti
23 Sep 2021, 08:08
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Yesterday both RC-135s flew an 11-hour long mission together over the Black Sea as Homer31 and Zeus 31, and I timed my presence for their recoveries accordingly. While waiting, a completely unmarked C295W came in from the south-east for a (I presume) nightstop. According to ADS-B, it belongs to the ...
by Trabanti
22 Sep 2021, 06:56
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

Thanks both. It was in strong backlight and saw mostly just the underside, briefly, but it looked too glossy for a USMC Osprey. Nevermind, it's just a regular MV-22 from the Iwo Jima then. Maybe it will dock here, let's see.
by Trabanti
21 Sep 2021, 15:09
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL
Replies: 74
Views: 8043

Re: Souda Bay 2021 - MIL

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 n...