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Exercise 'Iniohos 2015'

Air Tactics Centre (Kentro Aeroporikis Taktikis - KEAT) - Andravida Air Base
April 2015

KEAT were hosts for Exercise 'Iniohos 2015' held at Andravida. For the first time the Air Tactics Centre had invited a foreign air force to participate in their annual courses for elite pilots. My article for Aviation News explains what went on with the Hellenic and Israeli Air Forces during the two weeks of the exercise.
Israeli Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa (873) with 107 'Knights of the Orange tail' Squadron based at Hatzerim.
Left to right: F-16I Sufa (462 of 253 Sqn, 873 of 107 Sqn and 459 of 119 Sqn) recovering after the first COMAO of the day.
Left to right: F-16I Sufa (427 of 253 Sqn, 849 of 201 Sqn, 855 of 107 Sqn and 455 of 119 Sqn).
F-16I Sufa (459) with 119 'Bat' Squadron based at Ramon air base.
Left to right: F-16I Sufa (849 of 201 Sqn, 201 of 201 Sqn and 447 of 119 Sqn).
Left to right: F-16I Sufa (823 of 107 Sqn, 846 of 201 Sqn and 459 of 119 Sqn).
F-16I Sufa (849) with 201 'The One Squadron' based at Ramon air base.
Left to right: F-16I Sufa (201 of 201 Sqn, 823 of 107 Sqn and 855 of 107 Sqn).
Left to right: F-16I Sufa (455 of 109 Sqn, 849 of 201 Sqn and 201 of 201 Sqn).
F-16I Sufa (462) with 253 'Negev' Squadron based at Ramon air base.
Left to right: F-16I Sufa (201, 447, 447 and 823).
Left to right: F-16I Sufa (447 of 119 Sqn, 823 of 107 Sqn, 846 of 201 and 459 of 119 Sqn).
Dassault Mirage 2000EG (218) of 332 'Geraki' All Weather Squadron (Mira Pantos Kerou - MPK) based at Tanagra.
Left to right: Mirage 2000-5 (555) of 331 'Thiseas' All Weather Squadron (Mira Pantos Kerou - MPK) based at Tanagra.
Mirage 2000EG (218 and 231) of 332 MPK.
Left to right: Mirage 2000-5 (555) of 331 MPK.
Mirage 2000EG (218) of 332 MPK.
Left to right: Mirage 2000EG (231) of 332 MPK.
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 50 (069) of 347 Mira ‘Perseus’ 111 PM based at Néa Anghialos.
Left to right: F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon (069, 057 and 067) of 347 Mira and F-16D Fighting Falcon Block 50 (078) of 347 Mira
Left to right: Lockheed C-130H Hercules (744) of 356 Mira,112 PM based at Elefsis bringing in dignatories from Athens.
F-16C Block 52M Fighting Falcon (004) of 116 PM (Combat Wing), 335 Mira (Squadron) based at Araxos after it had shreded it nose wheel tyre on landing.
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 52+ (510) of 343 Mira ‘Star’ 115 PM based at Souda.
Left to right: F-16C Block 52+ Fighting Falcon (505 and 529) of 343 Mira.
Left to right: F-16C Block 52+ Fighting Falcon (513 and 606) of 343 Mira and 337 Mira respectively.
Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 52M Fighting Falcon (023) of 116 PM (Combat Wing), 335 'Tigris' Mira (Squadron) based at Araxos.
Left to right: F-16C Block 52M Fighting Falcons (008, 006, 004 and 023) of 335 Mira.
Left to right: F-16C Block 52M Fighting Falcons (008, 004, 008 and 023) of 335 Mira.
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon Block 52+ (535) of 340 Mira ‘Fox’ 115 PM based at Souda.
Left to right: F-16C Block 52+ Fighting Falcons (535, 520 and 537) of 340 Mira.
Left to right: F-16C Block 52+ Fighting Falcons (535, 537 and 520) of 340 Mira.
McDonnell Douglas F-4E(AUP) Phantom II (01534) of 339 'Aias' All weather Interception Squadron (Mira Pantos Kerou - 339 MPK) based at Andravida.
Left to right: F-4E(AUP) Phantom IIs (71755, 71750, 01528 and 01534) of 339 Mira.
Left to right :F-4E(AUP) Phantom IIs (01507, 01523, 01523 and 01518) of 339 Mira.
F-4E(AUP) Phantom II (01523) of 339 Mira.
Left to right :F-4E(AUP) Phantom IIs (01618, 71751 and 01507) of 339 Mira.
Left to right :F-4E(AUP) Phantom IIs (01507, 01523 and 71751) of 339 Mira.
McDonnell Douglas F-4E(AUP) Phantom II (01510) of 338 'Ares' Pursuit Attack Squadron (Mira Dioxis Vomvardismou - 338 MDV) based at Andravida.
Left to right: F-4E(AUP) Phantom IIs (01525, 01525 and 01510) of 338 Mira.
Left to right The new 335 'Tiger' Mira helmets being given a clean.