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.
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.
Green Shield الاخضر شيلد 2014
From the 31st of March until the 18th of April 2014, exercise Green Shield 2014 was hosted at Base Aérienne (BA) 133 Nancy Ochey located in the north east of France. This year saw the fourth edition of the exercise between the Armée de l’air and the Royal Saudi Air Force called Green Shield. On the 14th of April Touchdown Aviation was invited to visit BA133.
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