HAF A-7 Corsair II Retirement
On October 17, 2014 the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) retired the Vought A-7 Corsair II with a retirement ceremony at Araxos Air Base. The day before the retirement ceremony a spotters- and press day was organised by 336 Mira, the last squadron to operate the type within the HAF. With the HAF being the sole operator of the type left it was the last opportunity to come up close and personal with SLUF, as it was nicknamed by USAF pilots.
Royal International Air Tattoo 2014
Unlike the build up to RIAT 2013 there was large amount of optimism in the run upto this years show. When Lockheed Martin announced in late spring that the F-35B Lightning II would make its European show debut you can imagine this created a great deal of excitement throughout the enthusiast community.
HFWS-C, The Last of the Mohicans
The Heeresfliegerwaffenschule (HFWS) is Germany’s main unit for training the current and future helicopter crew in the German Army (Heeresflieger) and other German armed forces. The training is conducted at two bases; Bückeburg (HQ) and Celle (HFWS-C). HFWS also uses some satellite airfields for training purposes during the courses.
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