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Travel to Akrotiri

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Melvin
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Travel to Akrotiri

Post by Melvin » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:38 pm

Hi all

I am going to Cyprus from the 19th till 26th and I just wondering if anyone has details of activtes over this time period?
Or for that matter any details I need to know about RAF Akrotiri?
I will post on here when I get back if there is anything of note.

Melvin

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Re: Travel to Akrotiri

Post by Precinct7 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:42 pm

Akrotiri is on a peninsular, the east end of a dry salt lake, the perimeter goes from one side of the lake to the other,
large sand dunes block the view from the land side & the approaches are over the sea from both ends,
In a nut shell you cannot see anything except distance views of the approach!!

Take care at Paphos lots of men with guns on patrol !

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Melvin
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Re: Travel to Akrotiri

Post by Melvin » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:07 pm

I am visting the base it self. I was wondering if there is anything going on like are the Reds still on camp? Also if there are any Freq that I know of?

Thank for the heads up about Paphos.

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Re: Travel to Akrotiri

Post by storm1 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:07 am

PM sent with some info.

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Melvin
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Re: Travel to Akrotiri

Post by Melvin » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:34 pm

Cool thank for your help. :thumb:

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Re: Travel to Akrotiri

Post by storm1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:27 am

Hope it's of some use for you mate,the best place to watch,if there using the area,is up at the lighthouse,the jets are lower then the cliffs at some points so your looking down at them.

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Re: Travel to Akrotiri

Post by hwbaker » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:12 pm

Ive just got back from Cyprus and spent a day at Akrotiri. The reds started training again on tuesday after 10 days off. I saw two full displays and a third from a distance on tuesday. Hard to get a close up view bit if you're prepare to do some offroading then there are a couple of really good spots on the beach near the runway.

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