The tailart on Turkish F-16s is second to none in Europe in both colour as well as in design. This picture might help in the identification of the units. Thanks to Jaco Haasnoot for supplying most of the pictures.
The Turkish Air Force initiated the locally designated program "Hava Platformunda Uzaktan Elektronik Destek ve Elektronik Taarruz Kabiliyeti Kazanimi Projesi" or in short, the Hava SOJ. The HAVA SOJ stand-off jammer aircraft is designed to suppress enemy air defense surveillance and long range detection and jamming missions. The platform is build on the Canadair Global 6000. This is MSN 9854 TC-SJA at Izmir Adnan Menderes in May 2020.
|Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)
||TAI||Various||Aircraft manufacture and overhaul|
Now disbanded 142 Filo was the first unit to receive the CFT-equiped F-16 Block 50+. During mid-2015 all frontline units received the type.
125 Filo is one of the units operating the CN235M-100. It was expanded during 2009 after the disbandmend of 203 Filo at Izmir Adnan Menderes.
182 Filo F-16D touches down at Albacete, Spain during Exercise Trident Juncture in November 2015.
101 Filo is one of the newest Filo's in the Turkish Air Force, operating the KC-135R in the Aerial Refueling role.
The T-41D is the second platform that the aspirant pilots of the Turkish Air Force will fly, after being trained on Gliders. The T-41Ds of the Hava Harp Okulu are officially operated out of Istanbul Yesilköy Hava Meydani but have regular camps on Yalova Hava Meydani, just south of Yesilköy.
|Istanbul/Sabiha Gökçen (LTFJ)|
|Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Başbakanlık
125 Filo has been expanding over the past few years, receiving a number of CN235M-100 transport aircraft, AS532AL heavy lift Cougar helicopters and UH-1H Huey helicopters.
The T-38A fleet was completely overhauled under the "Ari" (Bee) upgrade at TAI, Akinici. After the upgrade the aircraft were designated as T-38M and painted in a different livery.
The C-160D is still soldiering on, despite the delivery of the Airbus Military A400M.
|Hava Harp Okulu
||Planör Kampi||SZD50-3 Puchacz||Marti (Seagull)|
|126 Filo (det.)||T-41D (det.)|
|5 Filo/Serçe Kol was renamed 126 Filo.|
The selection of pilots for the Turkish Air Force is done with the SZD-50-3 Puchacz gliders that are operated by the Hava Harp Okulu Planör Kampi.