Akrotiri (LCRA) RAF

RWY 10/28     POS 34°35'26"N 032°59'16"E     ELEV 76 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
9th RW
9th OG (ACC)
Det.3 U-2S BB red/black

Aviano (LIPA)

RWY 05/23     POS 46°01'52"N 012°35'47"E     ELEV 413 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
31st FW
31st OG (USAFE)
510th FS F-16CM
F-16DM
Buzzards AV purple/white


555th FS F-16CM
F-16DM
Triple Nickel AV green/white


56th RQS HH-60G Friends in low places AV

USAFE youngest wing is the 31st FW from Aviano AB, Italy. While only being stationed at Aviano since 1994, the wing, formerly based at Homestead, Florida, has been heaviliy involved in conflicts over former Yugoslavia, Libya while it also rotates in 'normal' operations and deploys regularly to Afghanistan.

Daniele Faccioli

The 56th RQS operates five HH-60Gs from Aviano AB, Italy after there relocation from RAF Lakenheath in spring 2018. 89-26208 is one of the HH-60Gs operated by the 56th RQS and is seen here arriving for Royal International Air Tattoo 2012 at RAF Fairford in July 2012.

Jaco Hasnoot

Chania/Ioannis Daskalogiannis (LGSA) Soúda

RWY 11/29     POS 35°31'54"N 024°08'59"E     ELEV 492ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


95th RS Det.1 RC-135V
RC-135W

Chievres (EBCV)

RWY 08/26     POS 50°34'33"N 003°50'18"E     ELEV 201 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
86th AW
86th OG (USAFE)
424th ABS C-37A
The 424th Air Base Squadron was activated after the deactvation of the 309th AS. The unit doesn't own any aircraft, but borrows a C-37A in support of SACEUR from the 76th AS when needed.

Fairford (EGVA)
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
9th RW
9th OG (ACC)
99th RS Det. Fairford U-2S BB

Lakenheath (EGUL) RAF

RWY 06/24     POS 52°24'33"N 000°33'46"E     ELEV 32 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
48th FW
48th OG (USAFE)
492nd FS F-15E Bowlers LN blue/white


493rd FS F-15C
F-15D
Reapers LN black/yellow


494th FS F-15E Panthers LN red/white
Beginning in November 2021, the 48th FW will start receiving the first of 48 F-35As to be operated by two Squadrons, most probably 493rd FS and 495th FS.

Blwch is a Low Fly Area location in the United Kingdom. With much patience, spectaculair pictures like this one of 492nd FS F-15E 97-0220/LN can be made.

Pieter van Polanen

Mildenhall (EGUN) RAF

RWY 11/29     POS 52°21'39"N 000°29'13"E     ELEV 33 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
100th ARW
100th OG (USAFE)
351st ARS KC-135R/T Anytime Anyplace Anywhere D multi
55th Wing
55th OG (ACC)
95th RS WC-135
OC-135
RC-135
OF
352nd SOW
752nd SOG
7th SOS CV-22B Aircommandos


67th SOS MC-130J
Night Owls
95th RS is a temporary unit and borrows aircraft, as needed, from 55th Wing. Unit will move to RAF Fairford in 2021.
The 352nd SOW will move to Spangdahlem AB (Germany) in 2023.

Ramstein (ETAR)

RWY 08/26, 09/27     POS 49°26'13"N 007°36'01"E     ELEV 782 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
86th AW
86th OG (USAFE)
37th AS C-130J-30 Blue Tail Flies RS white/blue


76th AS C-21A
C-37A
Special Air Mission Europe

Ramstein AB 86th AW offers a variety of aircraft, including this C-40B assigend to the 76th AS seen here on fnal approach at Eindhoven AB in February 2012

Niels Quist

The C-21A is almost 30 years stationed in Europe. It started its career with the 58th MAS which was in the 90s redesignated into its current operator, the 76th AS

Niels Quist

Sigonella (LICZ) Cosimo di Palma

RWY 10L/28R, 10R/38L     POS 37°24'08"N 014°55'21"E     ELEV 81 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
9th RW
319th OG (ACC)
7th RS RQ-4B BB ye/bk

Spangdahlem (ETAD)

RWY 05/23     POS 49°58'36"N 006°41'55"E     ELEV 1196 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
52nd FW
52nd OG (USAFE)
480th FS F-16CM
F-16DM
Warhawks SP red

In 2011 both the 22nd FS and the 23rd FS were disbanded and about twenty of the 52nd FW F-16CMs left Spangdahlem to continue duty with the 179th FS of the MN ANG. The remaining F-16CMs continued duty with the reactivated 480th FS 'Warhawks'like this 90-0829/SP

Ralf Butschkat

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