Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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04.01 visitor: VALOR29 from Ramstein. ADS-B: 01-0076 (surprise ;-))
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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05.01 visitor: GRZLY08 from Napoli. ADS-B: 168208.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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Bennie wrote: 05 Jan 2022, 11:52 05.01 visitor: GRZLY08 from Napoli. ADS-B: 168208.
Coming around again on the 7th, inbound from Stuttgart this time.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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09.02 departure: CNV6708 to Rota. ADS-B: 164993.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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EC-130H Axis41 just departed Souda, heading northwest.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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Several LN F-35s as well as at least 8 Strike Eagles are participating in Exercise Poseidons Rage here, as reported on social media.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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Should be around 10 F-35 and 14-15 F-15E
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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At the moment sitting at the NAS side are:

91522 KC-135R Il.ANG
62-4130 RC-135W OF blue TDY, arr 18. as Sauron52
15735 MC-130J arr. 17. as Bania33
40171 C-12U (out to ETOU via LIPA tomorrow as PAT581)
156528 EP-3E
40085 C-21A 86.AW
Several RS and RS-tdy C130J`s visited the last days, probably in connection with the F-22 that should deploy from Lask to Souda as of tomorrow.

On the greek side are RSAF C-130H-30 1631 plus the Hawks from the display team, well known 8805, 8806, 8816, 8817, 8818, 8819, 8820 8821, nightstoping from DTNH.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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Following AK F-22´s arrived as Dice11-14:

05-4103, 05-4090/90.FS, 09-4190, 06-4110/11.AF

Unmarked KC-135R`s 23502, 71439 arrived from SP.

Now you know why they left Leeuwarden early.....
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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The four F-22 Raptors from the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) arrived in Souda Bay, to conduct an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) Exercise.
71439 flew towards Cyprus earlier at tanking height where at least two RAF Tiffs are active calling "Psycho" and this, or 23502 have been flying similar profiles on a daily basis , joining up with an E-11 between Cyprus & Syria.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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I hear that Exercise Falcon Eye-3 is currently taking place at Chania involving the Royal Saudi Air Force’s 5 Sqn. Participating are F-15C’s 501, 505, 510, 515 + 1 other and F-15D 534.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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On 6/7nov22 the following were seen:

Above mentioned F-15s, missing one is probably 508 (or 506) awaiting confirmation. Anyone?
Atl2 5?
63-8874 KC-135R Arkansas
62-4130 RC-135W
95-3058 C-146A
165349 C-130T
(167847)/BR-37 MH-60S
156528 EP-3E
03 C-17A
72-01501 F-4E 338 sqn
and a good bunch of local and non-local Greek F-16s.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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Thank you for your report, Antillian. I am not able to confirm any of your queries, sorry. Regarding the EP-3E, may I ask if you read it off, please? FR24's on ground list gave 159893 as having landed on Sunday 6th as QY84.

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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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Hi David, thanks for your reply. The EP-3E was indeed read off, even photoproof. However, it was already on the ground at 0830 LT on the 6th and I did not spend the entire day at Souda, so 159893 may still have visited later that day? Not seen it on the 7th, when I spent the entire day. The Saudis did not move an inch on both days.
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Re: Chania (Souda Bay) LGSA/CHQ 2022 MIL

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Thanks for the confirmation, Antillian.

I believe that Exercise Falcon Eye 3 didn't start until the 9th. Four F-15's were seen flying on the afternoon of that day, and in the evening of the 9th 5 of the 6 were parked faced the opposite direction to the one they were facing on the morning of the 8th.
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