Hellenic Air Force

Military transport aircraft to symbolically fly over the Acropolis

The Hellenic Air Force General Staff announced that four military transport aircraft will fly over the Acropolis on Tuesday morning between 9.10 a.m. and 9.40 a.m. Specifically, there will be 2 C-130J of the United States Air Force assigned to the USAFE-AFAFRICA missions, accompanied by a C-130 and a C-27 of the Hellenic Air Force.

More evacuees from Sudan touch down

Sixteen Greek nationals, a Cypriot, nine Romanians and 8 Finns have landed on board a Hellenic Air Force transport aircraft at Tanagra air base following their evacuation from Sudan via Jordan and Djibouti.

The C-27J Spartan transport carrier, which landed shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, contained several children.

First group of Greeks evacuated from Sudan make it home

The first group of Greeks and their families being evacuated from war-torn Sudan arrived at the Elefsina air base west of Athens on Tuesday morning.

A Hellenic Air Force transport plane brought the 13 Greeks and four spouses of different nationalities, who had been taken to Djibouti and from there to Egypt before being flown back home.

Iniochos 2023 air force drill starting on Monday

The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) begins its annual medium-scale exercise Iniochos out of the Andravida Air Base in the Northwest Peloponnese on Monday. 

The multinational exercise runs until May 4 and will include the participation of the air forces of Cyprus, France, India, Italy, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain and the United States. 

Air force pilot killed in F-4 crash laid to rest

The funeral was held Friday in the village of Granitis, near the northern Greek town of Drama, of a Hellenic Air Force pilot who was killed after his combat aircraft crashed in the Ionian Sea. 

The F-4E Phantom II of Captain Efstathios Tsitlakidis, 31, went down during a training exercise Monday. Co-pilot, Lieutenant Marios Touroutsikas, 29, also died in the accident.

F-4 co-pilot laid to rest in Tripoli

The funeral was held in the southern town of Tripoli on Thursday of a Hellenic Air Force officer aboard the F-4E Phantom II jet that crashed in the Ionian Sea on Monday. The plane went down during a training exercise, and the body of the co-pilot, Lieutenant Marios Touroutsikas, 29, was discovered shortly after.

No end to airspace violations by Turkey

At a time when the Hellenic Air Force is mourning the loss of two pilots in an accident on Monday, a total of 23 Turkish aircraft, 18 of which were armed, carried out 14 violations of Greek airspace and 12 violations of the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) on Wednesday, authorities said.

The 22 Turkish F-16s and one spy plane flew in formations of four and in pairs.