Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby Mossie on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 4:53 pm

Hi all,

I know it's rather late, but who doesn't like looking at Corsairs?

Here's a belated look back at the Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony that the HAF held last October at Araxos to say farewell to their fleet of A-7 Corsair II's.

Apologises for the comprehensive coverage, but hopefully there's something of interest.

C&C's welcome.

Geoff

Spotters Day

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_4 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_7 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_17 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_74 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_132 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_148 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_220 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_231 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_245 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_248 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos A_46 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_329 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_371 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_377 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_443 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_485 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_535 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_745 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_798-2 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_801 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_804 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_856 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_862 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_915 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos A_174 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_942 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_953 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_992 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_1002 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_1090 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_1142 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_759 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_764 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_781 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_788 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_793 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Spotters Day, Araxos B_769 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

Retirement Ceremony

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_18 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_85 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos A_2 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos A_3-2 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos A_4 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos A_10 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_223 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_229 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_261 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_299 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos C_277 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos C_281 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos C_302 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos C_89 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos C_22 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_354 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_345 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos C_111 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos C_368 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_419 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr

ImageHAF A-7 Retirement, Retirement Ceremony, Araxos B_434 by Geoff Spinks Photography, on Flickr
Mossie

Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby tsr2 on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 5:27 pm

Great set of pics, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby CH79 on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 7:10 pm

What a great couple of days that was! Sad the Corsair is no more.
Cheers,
Chris
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Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby Timc on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 7:50 pm

What a stunning set of photos, really enjoyed going through these, every one of them is a winner and a great record as the event unfolded...Superb! :smile:
Timc

Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby Ledhead27 on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 8:19 pm

Brilliant compilation of images, looks like an avgeek's paradise!
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Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby ALAN L on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 8:44 am

Fantastic set,thanks for posting them !
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Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby redbearing on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 9:38 am

Speechless, wonderful set!!Speechless, wonderful set!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby soundbarrier on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 8:29 pm

Beautiful series ... Thanks for posting ... :cool:
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Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby Eizo on Mon 09 Mar 2015, 9:42 am

The best pictures I have seen so far tbh, and there were many pictures posted in the past months! :drool:
Eizo

Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby warthog64 on Mon 09 Mar 2015, 9:26 pm

great set!
hey that's me on pic 7!
Cheers,
Roel Reijne
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Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby AegeanHawk on Wed 25 Mar 2015, 8:22 pm

Geoff,

Hat's off to you! Your coverage of the event is superb. You captured some very unique moments out there, on the ramps at Araxos AB.
Being someone who had the ultimate honour to experience this retirement from the inside (back-seater in '767'), your photo-shooting definitely brings back lasting memories in me.

Many-many thanks for keeping alive a part of our history.

Warmest regards,
Antonios, Greece
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Re: Greek AF A-7 Spotters Day & Retirement Ceremony

Postby Avtur on Sun 29 Mar 2015, 12:08 am

Hi Geoff,

Not been on UKAR for a while, thanks for posting these pictures, I also had the privilege of being at Araxos last October, what can you say! I now have a picture of "158021" (static - with serious load out!) adorning my current credit card... :worship:

Best Regards

Geoff
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