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 Simbel (HEBL)

RWY 15/33     POS 22°22'33"N 031°36'42"E     ELEV 616 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
... Air Wing

Some facilities for detachments
Abu Sultan (--)

RWY 09/27, 18/36     POS 30°25'23"N 032°20'07"E     ELEV 29 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
548 Air Wing
17 Squadron
SA342L Scorpion
Abu Suwayr (--)

RWY 09/27, 11/29     POS 30°34'21"N 032°05'45"E     ELEV 49 ft

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

64 Tactical Fighter Squadron
64 TFS
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
AT-802 Air Tractor
Mi-8T
Mi-17
SA342L Gazelle
Likely only helicopter detachments here?
Al Khatatbah (--)

RWY 02L/20R-HEL, 02R/20L-HEL, 11L/29R-HEL, 11R/29L-HEL     POS 30°18'43"N 030°52'25"E     ELEV 38ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
547 Air Wing
9 Squadron
Mi-17 Victory on Martyrdom
Al Mansurah (--)

RWY 14/32, 16/34     POS 30°57'54"N 031°25'58"E     ELEV 13 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
308 Tactical Fighter Wing
Fighter Training Unit

57 Tactical Fighter Squadron
57 TFS
Alpha Jet MS1/2

Two wings (102nd and 104th TFW) operated the Chengdu F7. Both wings have retired their F-7s and are getting modern equipment, the Su-35 and the MiG-29M2. Seen here was the F-7 deployed at Hurghada for a period.

F-7II 4510Patrick Brugman

Al Raymaniyah (--) Al Rahmaniyah

RWY 16/34     POS 31°02'34"N 030°39'52"E     ELEV 12 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
... Air Wing

Reserve air base
As Salihiyah (--)

RWY 02L/20R, 02C/20C, 02R/20L     POS 30°47'37"N 032°02'40"E     ELEV 28ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
... Air Wing

Reserve air base
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
68 Tactical Fighter Squadron
68 TFS
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
51 Squadron
AH-64D Vipers

52 Squadron
AH-64D Eagles

53 Squadron
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
70 Tactical Fighter Squadron
70 TFS
F-16C-32
F-16D-32
544 Air Wing
81 Squadron
Mi-17V-5

83 Squadron
Mi-17
601 Air Wing
87 Squadron
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
3 Squadron
Grob 115EG

5 Squadron
Grob 115EG
102 Tactical Air Wing
39 Squadron
EMB-312 Tucano
301 Training Wing
54 Squadron
SA342L

56 Squadron
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

Bir Abu Rahal (--)

RWY 14/32     POS 24°59'37"N 033°30'06"E     ELEV 757 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
... Air Wing

Reserve air base
Bir Jifjafa/Malez AB (--) Bir Gifgafa

RWY 15L/33R, 15R/33L, 16/34     POS 30°24'31"N 033°09'27"E     ELEV 1051ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
292 Tactical Fighter Wing
detachment
F-16C-52+
F-16D-52+
702 Air Wing
..sq
Wing Loong II
550 Air Wing
detachment
AH-64D
Task Force 777
detachment
AT-802
Birma/Tanta (--)

RWY 14L/32R, 14R/32L     POS 30°50'13"N 030°56'11"E     ELEV 23 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
252 Tactical Fighter Wing
82 Tactical Fighter Squadron
82 TFS
Mirage 2000BM
Mirage 2000EM
Borg-el-Arab/Intl (HEBA)

RWY 14L/32R, 14R/32L, 14/32-HEL     POS 30°55'05"N 029°41'45"E     ELEV 177 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
545 Air Wing
7 Squadron
Sea King Mk.47

11 Squadron
SA-342L

37 Squadron
SH-2G

?? Squadron
AW149, AW189

?? Squadron
AW149, AW189
549 Air Wing
43 Squadron
Mi-24V Crocodiles
545 Air Wing is an unit of the Egyptian Air Force, but this wing mainly supports the Egyptian Navy.
545 Air Wing is an unit of the Egyptian Air Force, but this wing mainly supports the Egyptian Navy.
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
Beech 200
Gulfstream III
Gulfstream IV
Gulfstream 400
Falcon 7X
533 Air Wing
2 Squadron
Air Navigation School
DHC-5D (wfu)
An-74T-200A
546 Air Wing
20 Squadron
Mi-8T
Mi-17

40 Squadron
S-70A
SA342 (VIP)
601 Air Wing
38 Squadron
Beech 1900C-1 Special Mission Aircraft
The Air Navigation School is part of the Egyptian Airforce Academy.

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
4 Squadron
C-130H

16 Squadron
C-130H
C-130VC
EC-130H

?? Squadron
IL-76MF (ex Jordan AF)
533 Air Wing
8 Squadron
C295M
516 Air Wing
Government Flight
A340-211 (SU-GGG)

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
16 Squadron Detachment
C-130H
601 Air Wing
87 Squadron
E-2C
292 Tactical Fighter Wing
95 Tactical Fighter Squadrons
95 TFS
F-16C-52+
F-16D-52+
Agressors

97 Tactical Fighter Squadron
F-16C-52+
F-16D-52+
Pharaohs

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

Rafale DM 9256Swingwing

Daraw (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 24°24'51"N 032°57'17"E     ELEV 336ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
544 Air Wing
55 Squadron
Mi-17 Courage, Honour, Commitment
312 Air Wing
..sq
Mi-17
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
301 Training Wing
30 Squadron
SA342L
201 Training Wing
Demo Team 'Silver Stars'
K-8E Silver Stars
Fighter Training Unit
58 Tactical Fighter Squadron
58 TFS
Alpha Jet MS1/2
Instructor Flight School
58 Tactical Fighter Squadron
58 TFS
Alpha Jet MS.1/2
770 Tactical Fighter Wing (CAS)
89 Tactical Fighter Squadron
89 TFS
K-8E

94 Squadron
94 TFS
K-8E Thunders

98 Tactical Fighter Squadron
98 TFS
K-8E In God we Trust
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
86 Tactical Fighter Squadron
86 TFS
F-16C-40
F-16D-40

88 Tactical Fighter Squadron
88 TFS
F-16C-40
F-16D-40
Knights

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
34 Tactical Fighter Squadron
34 TFS
Rafale DM/EM Wild Wolves

36 Tactical Fighter Squadron
36 TFS
Rafale DM/EM Lions

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

DHC-5 1165Ronald Stark

Habata (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 31°06'27"N 025°27'08"E     ELEV 672ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
203 Tactical Fighter Wing
34 Squadron Detachment
34 TFS
Rafale DM/EM Wild WOlves

36 Squadron Detachment
36sq
Rafale DM/EM Lions
104 Tactical Fighter Wing
42 Squadron Detachment
42 TFS
MiG-29M2 Deterrence
... Air Wing

Reserve air base
Habata airbase underwent a reconstruction for new larger shelters at the south side.
The flying units are a temporary deployment due to Libyan internal affairs.
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

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

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
75 Tactical Fighter Squadron
75 TFS
F-16C-40
F-16D-40
Vipers

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

79 Tactical Fighter Squadron
79 TFS
F-16C-40
F-16D-40
Stingers
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."
Kibrit (--)

RWY 14L/32R, 14R/32L     POS 30°14'48"N 032°29'32"E     ELEV 16 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
548 Air Wing
10 Squadron
SA342L HOT

15 Squadron
SA-342L HOT
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
18 Squadron
CH-47D You call we haul

33 Squadron
CH-47D
601 Air Wing
80 Squadron
UAVs

The Mi-8 is still operated in small numbers.

Mi-8T 1440Ruud Fopma

Mersha Matruh (HEMM)

RWY 06/24, 15/33     POS 31°19'28"N 027°13'20"E     ELEV 94 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
546 Air Wing
12 Squadron
Westland Commando Mk.1, Mk.2B
232 Tactical Fighter Wing
72 Tactical Fighter Squadron
72 TFS
F-16A-15
F-16B-15
Allah

74 Tactical Fighter Squadron
74 TFS
F-16A-15
F-16B-15
Misheifa (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 31°01'41"N 025°51'04"E     ELEV 697ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
... Air Wing

Some facilities for detachments
Quwaysina (--)

RWY 16/34     POS 30°34'46"N 031°07'44"E     ELEV 35ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
547 Air Wing
91 Squadron
Mi-17 Train as you fight to Fight as you train
Ras Banas (--) Berenice AB

RWY 13/31, 15L/33R, 15R/33L     POS 23°58'27"N 035°27'37"E     ELEV 66 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
... Air Wing

Reserve air base
Sidi Barrani (--)

RWY 16L/34R, 16R/34L     POS 31°28'01"N 025°52'52"E     ELEV 287ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
... Air Wing

Reserve air base
Uthman (--)

RWY 11L/29R, 11R/29L (17/35)     POS 29°33'20"N 025°35'15"E     ELEV 432ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
547 Air Wing
13 Squadron
Mi-17 The Darkness is our Ally
702 Air Wing
..sq
Wing Loong II
... Air Wing
..sq
AT-802
Wadi Abu Rish (--) Bir Arida

RWY 01L/19R, 01R/19L     POS 28°58'30"N 031°41'56"E     ELEV 1080 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
104 Tactical Fighter Wing
42 Tactical Fighter Squadron
42 TFS
MiG-29M2 Deterrence

46 Tactical Fighter Squadron (?)
MiG-29M2
Wadi Abu Rish also known as Bir Arida, was a dispersal base, used by North Korean AF (MIG-21s) during the October War in 1973.
This base underwent a full reconstruction around 2015-2016.
104 TFW normally consists of the following squadrons: 42, 44 and 46 Squadrons. Squadrons 44 or 46 need to be confirmed.
Wadi Abu Shihat (--)

RWY 14L/32R, 14R/32L     POS 26°33'31"N 033°07'28"E     ELEV 1152ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name / motto Badge
... Air Wing

Reserve air base, used by US military forces for supply to Middle Eastern based units. Also for special operations.
Wadi Abu Shihat is also known as Wadi Qena airbase. During Desert Storm US Forces were deployed at this base for rescue operations.
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
201 Training Wing
28 Squadron
K-8E

29 Squadron
K-8E
549 Air Wing
45 Squadron (??)
Ka-52 Alligator

47 Squadron (??)
Ka-52

49 Squadron (??)
Ka-52
549 Air Wing took over the traditions of 111 Wing, which normally consist of the following squadrons: 45, 47 and 49 Squadrons. Sqn 45, 47 and 49 need to be confirmed.


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

C-130H 1277Mark Remmel

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