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Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

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Photogenius
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Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Photogenius » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:14 pm

A short report from Wednesday 3rd April.

AM Launch
337 Mira F-16C/D 517 & 619
343 Mira F-16C/D 527 & 618
340 Mira F-16C 534 & 538
341 Mira F-16C 052 & 054
330 Mira F-16C/D 112, 114, 133 & 148 (latter no marks)
339 Mira F-4E 01528, 01534, ? 339 Mira specl marks, & 01505 40th Ann marks.
332 Mira M.2000B 506 & 509
32 Stormo F-35A MM7337/32-13 & MM7359/32-09
6 Stormo Tornado IDS/ECR MM7055/6-65, MM7059/6-66, MM7075/6-07 & MM7084/6-03
117 Sqn IDF F-16C 307, 329, 345, 356, 364, & 384
109 Sqn IDF F-16D 055, 061, 074 & 079
52ndFW SPr F-16CJ 90-0818, 91-0402, 91-0412 & 96-0083

PM Launch
337 Mira F-16C 517 & 528. (Former aborted)
347 Mira F-16C 053, 061, 067 & 079
339 Mira F-4E 71756 & 01505 40 Ann mks
331 Mira M.2000CG 231 & 242
32 Stormo F-35A MM7334/32-03, MM7335/32-04, MM7337/32-13, MM7359/32-09 & MM7360/32-10
6 Stormo Tornado IDS/ECR MM7044/6-76, MM7055/6-65, MM7059/6-66, MM7068/6-67 & MM7075/6-07
117 Sqn IDF F-16C 307, 317, 345, 356, 364 & 384.
109 Sqn IDF F-16D 055, 061, 074, & 079
52nd FW SPr F-16CJ 90-0813, 90-0818, 91-0402, & 91-0412
86 Sqn UAE AF M2000-9 720, 741, 758 & 759

Non movers & others
339 Mira F-4E 01528, 01534, 01618 & 339 specl flew a late afternoon non exercise sortie
330 Mira F-16C 138 arrived early PM
343 Mira F-16C 500 was towed
337 Mira F-16C 530 was towed
109 Sqn IDF F-16D 046 & 069 did not move
86 Sqn M.2000B-9 serial ? Did not move

A T-6A & T-2C did overshoots during the lunch period. There were also two more F-4E’s outside their shelters that did not participate and a further example in the squadron hangar.
The F-4E store line comprised of (I think) 10 F-4s and a TA-7H. The latter was 161221 and two of the Phantoms were 01517 and 71765. The gate was as per EMOOS.

Any updates and additions welcome especially regarding the non -movers on the top ramp.

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by 114PM » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:00 am

Hi,

nice log :) Thank you very much!

The missing UAEAF Mirage was 764 (Mirage 2000-9DAD).
All the Mirage belongs to 71 Squadron (see marking on nose).
The F-4E PI2000 in 339 disbandment c/s is 71744

Greetings
Marcus

P.S.: Andravida is on the Peloponess, mainland Greece ;)

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Photogenius » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:18 pm

The jets may be 71 Sqn but according to the exercise commander it was 86 Sqn operating them

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Scuba 11 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:39 pm

Nice log Pete, good to see you again. For info the stored Phantom line had 15 Phantom and the TA-7H. Cheers Kev

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by 114PM » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:20 am

Photogenius wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:18 pm
The jets may be 71 Sqn but according to the exercise commander it was 86 Sqn operating them
Thank you very much for the information :thumb:

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Photogenius » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:34 pm

Anyone note which aircraft took part in the flypast over Athens on the 4th?

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Kurnass » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:20 pm

At what time was that flight over Athens? In the evening a formation arrived back at Andravida:
91-0412 SP F-16
364 IDF F-16
32-13 F-35
509 Mirage 2000
6-07 Tornado
01505 F-4E
619 F-16D HAF (photoship during arrival)

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Photogenius » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:51 pm

I cannot remember. We were sitting at our hotel near Megara in the afternoon having drinks when they flew past.

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Kurnass » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:15 am

Then I think this was your formation. We were at Andravida almost all day (except for some time spent at the local police station).

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by 114PM » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:52 am

Police Station? What happened?
This year was relaxed, I thought ...!

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Kurnass » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:33 pm

Some locals saw our car parked, quite some distantie from the airbase. They called the police, so we had to pay them a visit. It seems I was lucky to have put my camerabag in the bushes, so we were allowed to leave after a short time. If we had camera’s with us, it could have cost us a lot more time

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Thunder » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:26 pm

Kurnass wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:33 pm
If we had camera’s with us, it could have cost us a lot more time
Likewise if it was at another time of the year outwith the Iniohos spotter days.

I’ve always said that the locals will notify the authorities if they see you hanging around anywhere near a base, and with tensions increasing with Turkey on a weekly basis at the moment you have to be very cautious. Glad things didn’t go pear shaped for you.

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by 114PM » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:05 pm

Kurnass wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:33 pm
Some locals saw our car parked, quite some distantie from the airbase. They called the police, so we had to pay them a visit. It seems I was lucky to have put my camerabag in the bushes, so we were allowed to leave after a short time. If we had camera’s with us, it could have cost us a lot more time
Lucky you!

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Re: Exercise Iniochos 2019 Andravida

Post by Kurnass » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:52 pm

The police also warned us. It’s not the police that is having problems with us spotters. It’s indeed the locals that are very alert on any “suspicious” behaviour. They even told us it was OK to go back to the airbase, but ”watch out for the locals”. All in all, they were quite relaxed, and it wasn’t a bad experience.

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