Hellenic Air Force

Greek Independence Day celebrations eclipsed by pandemic

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Parliament Speaker Konstantinos Tasoulas, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, Movement for Change leader Fofi Gennimata and Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas (l to r) on Wednesday attended a brief ceremony to mark Greece's Independence Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Parliament.

Air Force aircraft perform flypast rehearsals ahead of March 25

Hellenic Air Force fighter jets and helicopters flew over the capital at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday as a practice run ahead of the March 25 national holiday, the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) said.

A Mirage-3000 and an F-16 jet flew twice over Athens, according to GEETHA.

Athens ‘very positive’ on North Macedonia's European path, Osmani says

The government of North Macedonia was pleasantly surprised by the support lent by Greece's conservative government in last year's European Union summit when France refused to let the country (and Albania) start talks on joining the bloc, North Macedonia's Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani told Kathimerini recently in Brussels.

Fighter jets to do practice run Monday ahead of March 25 parade

Hellenic Air Force fighter jets and helicopters are to fly over the capital at 11.45 on Monday as a practice run ahead of the traditional military parade on March 25 national holiday.

The annual parade marks the anniversary of Greek independence from Ottoman rule.

The practice run is expected to last just a few minutes.