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Hellenic Air Force - Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia
Kalamata Air Force Base
Greece
November 2013


The North American T-2E Buckeyes and Raytheon T-6A Texan IIs of 120 Air Training Wing (Pteriga Ekpedefseos Aeros - 120 PEA)

The 120 Air Training Group (renamed Air Training Wing in 1976) was created at Kalamata in 1970 with Lockheed T-33A Shooting Stars, in the following year the Cessna T-37C Tweet were transferred here. In 1985 additional T-37Bs were added to the fleet. The T-37B/Cs remained in service until 2002, having been replaced by the Raytheon T-6A Texan II.
In 1976 the T-33As were replaced with the North American T-2E Buckeye. 40 new T-2Es were delivered and for use as a source of spares five ex USN T-2Cs were received with another seven in July 2010 (now in outside storage).

Phase 1 T-41D Mescalero basic flight training at the Flight Academy at Tatoi/Dekelia it's the initial evaluation and selection for fighter aircraft training (35 hours),
Phase 2 T-6A Texan II Ground school and contact training - solo, landing patterns, emergency procedures, stalls, aerobatics. (100 sorties over one year),
Phase 3 T-2E Buckeye Ground school and contact training - solo, Instruments, navigation, formation (80 hours and 71 sorties),
Phase 4 T-2E Buckeye Air to groung training (27 hours and 27 sorties).
361 'Mystras' and 364 'Pelops' Air Training Squadrons (Mira Ekpedefseos Aeros - MEA)
Raytheon T-6A Texan II (031)
Left to right: T-6A Texan IIs (041 plus the line up outside),
Left to right: T-6A Texan IIs (031, 023 and 031)
T-6A Texan II (023) display.
Left to right: T-6A Texan II (023).

362 'Nestor' and 363 'Danaos' Air Training Squadrons (Mira Ekpedefseos Aeros - MEA)
North American T-2E Buckeye (160097)
Left to right: T-2E Buckeyes (160066, 160074 x2, and 160092)
Left to right: T-2E Buckeyes (160066 and 160084)
Left to right: T-2E Buckeye (160066) being prepared for the next sortie.

T-2E Buckeye (160098)
Left to right: T-2E Buckeyes (160076 and 160066) departing as a pair.
Left to right: T-2E Buckeyes (160098, 160076 and 160066).
T-2E Buckeye (160097 '97')
Left to right: T-2E Buckeyes (160081, 160097 and 160081 x2).
Left to right: T-2E Buckeye (160081).
Left to right: T-2E Buckeyes (160076 and 160066).
T-2E Buckeye (160097 '97')
Left to right: T-2E Buckeyes (160097 and 160081).
Left to right: T-2E Buckeyes (160076, 160097 and 160086 x2).
Left to right: T-2E Buckeye (160093 x3) and T-2E Buckeye (160081) over-shooting Andravida on the previous day.