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HAF A-7 Corsair II Retirement

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

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.

Global Strike Command at RAF Fairford

Global Strike Command at RAF Fairford

During the first week of June the United States Air force Strike Command deployed three B-52H Stratofortresses and two B-2A Spirit's to RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds. Ashley Wallace and Stuart Freer were at Fairford for Touchdown Aviation to report on the Exercise.

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