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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

Historic Spitfire Lands in Greece After 68 Years

Greece welcomed on Thursday a historic Spitfire from the Hellenic Air Force which was last seen slicing through Greek skies 68 years ago.

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.

Greece Hosts Massive Multinational Military Exercise

Greece hosts a multinational military exercise at Andravida air base with the participation of armed forces elements allied countries

Dramatic Nighttime Rescue at Sea off Greece's Kefalonia Captured on Video

A helicopter from the Hellenic Air Force saved two swimmers, one of whom was a rescuer, off the coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia on Friday. Intense winds and rough seas threatened the lives of the two swimmers,...

Greek Pilot Named NATO's “Best Warrior”

Captain Kosmas Chalaris of the Hellenic Air Force has been named “Best Warrior” Pilot of NATO’s 18-3 Tactical Leadership Program (TLP). Supported by the governments of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the U.S.,...

Greek Hero Killed in Aegean Jet Crash Identified (photos)

The Greek Ministry of Defense has released the details of the pilot killed when his Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed northeast of the island of Skyros on Thursday. He was 34-year-old Giorgos Baltadoros, reportedly a father of three, who was...

Greek Training Aircraft Crashes in South Peloponnese; Pilots Unharmed

A Hellenic Air Force T-2 training aircraft crashed while flying south of Kalamata, in Peloponnese, at 12:02 on Wednesday local time. The two-man crew managed to bail out of the aircraft safely and were picked up by an Air Force...

Hellenic Air Force: Turkish Provocations on the Rise in 2017

The Hellenic Air Force released figures that show that 2017 was the year that Turkey did the most violations of Greek airspace. Compared to last year, the armed Turkish warplane formations that entered the  Athens FIR without warning tripled, while...

New Turkish Provocation: Six F-16 Violate Athens FIR

The Turkish Air Force has proceeded to yet another provocation earlier this morning, by repeatedly violating the Athens FIR. A formation of six Turkish F-16 fighter jets entered the Athens FIR at 11:04 a.m. The aircraft flew over Anthropophagi island...