Air-to-air with the Hellenic Air Force.

Air-to-air with the Hellenic Air Force.

Postby Savvas on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 10:30 pm

November, traditionally, marks (aviation-speaking) the time for the Hellenic Air Force Open Days.

This year's festivities saw the F-16 Solo Demo Team "ZEUS" and the T-6A Solo Demo Team "Daedalus" flying over the major HAF combat wings and various cities, the classic static displays and.... a big surprise: a unique media flight aboard the Aegean Airlines brand new A320-232 SX-DGY with a fighter escort of a M2000-5, an F-16D Blk52+ and an F-4E PI2000.

I was one of the almost 120 lucky passengers of this flight and this was my first opportunity ever to photograph HAF fighters in their natural environment: The blue skies over the Aegean Sea!!

Although glass distortion ruined the majority of my clicks, here are some highlights from this unique day.

C&C are always welcomed!


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STS_3071 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3087 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3137 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3172 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3198 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3201 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3417 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3467 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3504 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3630 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3676 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr

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STS_3687 by Savvas Savvaidis, on Flickr
Last edited by Savvas on Thu 12 Nov 2015, 1:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Savvas

Re: (Some of...) The Best Escort Services in the World!

Postby Puddlejumper on Wed 11 Nov 2015, 1:10 am

Not best to judge the absolute quality (though all look good to me), but what a cracking idea - get an airliner, fill it with appropriately minded enthusiasts, and give them an opportunity to see things air-to-air that you'd dream of. Hats off to the Greeks, 2000+ years of innovative thought!
Puddlejumper

Re: Air-to-air with the Hellenic Air Force.

Postby belas on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 7:07 am

Lucky you ! It was a great day with a perfectly clear blue sky. It was not bad at all from the ground either
belas

Re: Air-to-air with the Hellenic Air Force.

Postby DeanW on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 9:32 am

Really like the last few of the Mirage 2000!
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