Greek Air Force
The Monk Who Waves the Greek Flag at Fighter Jets
A Greek monk at Mount Athos, the holy mountain of Orthodoxy, has been waving the Greek flag for years. He does so each time a military plane passes over his monastery. Whenever Monk Joseph hears the sound of an aircraft,...
Georgios Plionis: The Legendary Greek Pilot Who Fought in Two Wars
Georgios Plionis, the legendary Greek pilot who flew in 167 successful missions in World War II and Korea, passed away at age 101
Greek F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in the Peloponnese – Pilot Safe
A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed as it was prepared to land at a military airport on the Peloponnesian peninsula on Thursday afternoon; its pilot is safe, as he managed to eject seconds before the crash. Occurring in Andravida, around...
Historic WWII Spitfire to Fly Again Over Greece After 68 Years
Greece prepares to welcome on Thursday a historic Hellenic Air Force's Spitfire, last seen on Greek skies 68 years ago.
Turkey Reiterates Right to Defend “Blue Homeland”
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar declared that his country is determined to defend its rights to the “Blue Homeland,” referring to the Aegean
EU Officials Watch in Awe, Greece's Airforce and Turkey's Fighter Jets Fight Live in the Skies
European Union officials had the opportunity to watch a Greek Air Force aircraft chasing away Turkish F-16 fighter jets that had violated Greek airspace live. The presentation took place during the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) conference of the...
Greek Air Force Pilot: OXI is the Loudest Message in World History
A Greek Air Force pilot, flying with his F-16 on Wednesday morning, sent a message to all Greeks for the celebration of the 28th of October. "Greeks, from Orestiada to Gavdos and from Othonoi to Kastellorizo, remember that the most...
Pilot Dead after Greek Air Force Plane Crashes North of Sparta
The pilot of a two-seater Greek Air Force aircraft was killed after the plane crashed north of Sparta at 8:50 am on Tuesday during a training flight, according to the Athens News Agency. Both men had abandoned the aircraft and...
Greece Counts Cost of Protecting its Borders
With the tragic loss of pilot Giorgos Baltadoros off Skyros island on Thursday, the Greek armed forces have issued a tally of the deaths and losses of aircraft amid 28 years of Turkish provocations in the Aegean. More than 150...
Greek Fighter Jet Intercepts Turkish Drone
Greek F-16 fighter jets blocked a Turkish drone on Holy Thursday, making it the first instance a Turkish drone violates Greek airspace. According to a militaire.gr report on Thursday, a Turkish Navy UAV ANKA was detected by a Greek radar...