Hellenic Corsairs-"The Masters from CW116 Araxos"

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Hellenic Corsairs-"The Masters from CW116 Araxos"

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Hello

Back from a week to some Hellenic Airfields.Earlier this Year as for many that Trip was denied first,
then late June they changed their mind and good old Peter(Thx for the Company)and me had a green to go.
We started the week off in a returning Visit (after 2008 ) to Araxos Combat Wing 116.And what a Start that was.
Knowing that the good old Corsairs were still going strong,we expected some 7-8 Corsairs left to train F-16 Pilots who
arrived here last Year....but very wrong.The dominating Jets here are still the Corsairs.Operationell we noticed
36 active ones..!!!Flying was very good (about 20) and we were very happy.Thx to the Commanding Officers,
HAFGS,+Pressofficer...a friendly Lady for a change + and all others giving us a perfect time.
I will post the Vipers from 335 Mira"Tigers" later in a different Report.


On with the Araxos-Masters over the Airfield 336 Mira "Olympos"-Corsairs going strong

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Position near the Runway

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In the Corsairs Nest-an active Ramp with some 25 Aircraft in 2 Lines!

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More flying..... :hypno:

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Commander taxiing out from 336 SQD..note Helmet still from 335 Mira"Tigers"

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Near ATC some Take-offs

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Changed Position again for Landings and Starts

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Hope you like them C+C welcome.More to come

Bye

Hans :yahoo: :biggrin:
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PS-Via the Commander their is no talking about to have the Corsairs out of Service for a while...
he mentioned they will keep on flying for further 4-5 Years....I cant believe...but I do hope!
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Great work Hans! Love the Corsair :rock: Great news that they're around for a while yet too.

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Wow! Again great stuff from Araxos Hans... Keep posting more! :clap:
Seems we were hunting again some oldies, as I was last week 4 days in Deci to capture
the last GAF F-4 deployment down there.

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Rhoooooooooooo nice picture very nice :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Excellent images Hans! :clap: :clap:

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Lovely old things they are, didn't realise the Greeks operated them still. Thanks for sharing.

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Fabulous stuff. Refreshing news that they may be around a while :smile: . Given the money troubles in Greece, did they have their begging bowls out? :wink:
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Super shots of a lovely subject. :clap: :cool:

Good to hear there's still potentially life left in them, I expected them to be on the verge of retirement now. :clap:

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Hello

Thank you very much for all the Replies!Here are a few more from Part 2Even the T-shirt is special!

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Another View to the first Line from 336 Mira.Great Sight.

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2 Ship TA-7C at the Last Chance prior for Take-off

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Another Hero pointing its Nose into the blue Sky outside HQ.The one and only F-104 :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Cheers

Hans :rock: :rock:
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Great stuff, Hans! The last of the Corsairs flying anywhere in the world, it's great to see them in action. Well done, sir! :clap:
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Lovely work, Hans. Great to see images of the A-7 in an operational setting. Love the line-up shots!

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:clap: :clap: :clap: Fantastic!!

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Awesome pictures! Keep those HAF Corsair pictures coming.


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Great set :cool: they need to do some grass cutting over there though ... :whistle:

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292 at RIAT 1999, still around today? Can't see it in any photos..

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Maisie wrote:292 at RIAT 1999, still around today? Can't see it in any photos..

No ... it was written off on October 10th, 2001.

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Wonderful set of images, Greece will be a quieter place when these go!
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Simply fantastic set of images!

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Awesome set - what a great post.. green with envy at this lot
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Great set of photos, gotta love the 'old' Corsair. Where did you get the 'T' from
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Beautiful set!!!!!
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Hello Corsair Fans,

Thank you for all of your Comments!!Have been asked by some people to show some close-ups with
Pilots climbing in.Here are some Examples.Hope you like them Ron.

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Rgds Hans :yahoo:
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This post is a must ! I realy like this plane !

Beautiful pictures ! Thank you for sharing !
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