Volkel Open Day

Kees van der Mark reports on the annual Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days.

THIS YEAR’S Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days were held at Volkel air base, one of the three current Dutch F-16 bases, on June 18 and 19. Two operational squadrons (311 and 312 Sqns) and a training unit (306 Sqn) all operate the Mid Life Update version of this versatile aircraft at Volkel.

Static Display

Some enthusiasts at Volkel could be heard complaining about the lack of interesting aircraft on view. With aircraft such as Turkish NF-5s, Singaporean A-4s and Slovenian PC-9s having visited in recent

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Greek AF Update

While many nations are planning savage cuts to their military forces, Greece is pursuing a policy of steady modernisation, particularly of its Air Force. A report by Rene van Woezik.

ON MARCH 31, 1993 the F-104G was officially withdrawn from service with the EPA (Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia, Hellenic Air Force). The 336 Olympus MK (Mira Kerou, Fighter Squadron) at Araxos air base was the last squadron operating the One-O-Four. The other Starfighter squadron, the 335 Tiger MK, was deactivated in May 1992.

In October 1992 the first F-104 replacements, namely A-7Es, were scheduled to arrive at Araxos. The Corsairs are

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