Event Info. Again the first pilots to prepare for the new fighter pilots were experts from the Mirage F-1CG and F-4E community. These aircraft are different from their predecessors because they have a radar RDY-2 Synthetic Aperture updated and improved inertial system. Shop online Tanagra’s wide range of home décor and gifting collection from vases and dinnerware, to candles, luxury games and more! Of the two pilots aboard the turkish fighter only one ejected and was recovered by the air forces of Greece. It is also responsible for the safety of Â flight operations at any time. The base is one of Greece's largest military airports and its runway is about 3 km in length. The EPA have a total of 45 Mirage2000 of 4 different versions mostly used for air defense. It is used as the home-base of the 114th Combat Wing (114 Πτέρυγα Μάχης, 114 ΠΜ) of the Hellenic Air Force. Hours. JetPhotos.com is the biggest database of aviation photographs with over 4 million screened photos online! Currently the group operates with the Mirage 2000EG/BG outdated and is currently not expected to upgrade them. 19-20 SEPTEMBER. AFW 2020. While actively participating in exercises and operations with NATO and national air defense operations, such as the CAP missions over Athens for the Olympic Games, just once the EPA Mirage opened fire. The two groups were formed officially on 18 April 1988 and August 11, 1989. So its operational capabilities were greatly increasing. The group task was to ensure the air cover of the capital and the Aegean Sea, including some operating from FOB scattered islands in the Aegean. Tanagra Air Base (Τανάγρα) is placed in the eastern part of central Greece, not far from the capital Athens. Shop online Tanagra’s wide range of home décor and gifting collection from vases and dinnerware, to candles, luxury games and more! But this move did not last long. 1960 was a year full of new to the wing, in fact, on 14 January the 341 Â° Sqn was transferred from the 114th to the 111th Combat Wing of Nea Anghialos and on the 18 May the 335th Sqn, operating the F -84F Thunderstreak, from the 116th Combat Wing was reassigned to the 114th Combat Wing. Thanks, finally, to Col. Roberto Cattaneo of the Italian Embassy in Greece for made possible this day. In 1988/1989 were ordered the new Mirage 2000EG/BG which equipped two new group, the 331st and the 332nd Sqn. The wing at that time included the 341st, 342nd and 343rd Interception Squadron, all equipped with F-86E Saber. Minutes. But not before the wing accepted an operating flight simulator for the Starfighter in April of that year. The first to train were pilots very experienced withÂ many fliyng hours Mirage F-1CG and F-4E. The 114th Combact Wing was formed August 22, 1956 at Tanagra Air Base. The 331st All Whather Squadron âThiseasâ, The 332nd All Weather Squadron âGerakiâ, The History of the Mirage2000EG in the Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia (Greek Air Force). Then the pilots started the training. From World War II until the early 1950s, Tanagra Air Base was used as a complementary airfield. Tanagra Air Base (ICAO: LGTG) is a large military air base situated in Tanagra, Greece. The Greek air force along with 8 other nations flyies with Mirage2000, multi-role fighter, with strong emphasis on the air-air component, with a delta wing developed and manufactured by French Dassault. Also between May and 30 June 1977 was formed the 334th All Weather Squadron, equipped with Mirage F-1CG, and the 335th Sqn was transferred to the 116th Combat Wing at Araxos. Also a greater number of pylons for the launch of weapons are available from which missiles MICA and MICA IR can be launched, plus a number of additional defensive suite. Since 1956, the 114th Combat Wing of the Hellenic Air Force has been based in Tanagra Air Base. So the 114th Combat Wing has only one group equipped with the old F-84F but since April 1964, with the delivery of the first F/TF-104G, as the F-84F were stored. Since 2000, the group passed on Mirage 2000-5mk2EG. They are equipped with a suite for defensive countermeasures ICMS 1, characterized by two small antennas near the top of the tailfin. In fact the beginning of March 1985 ordered by "Talos" contract 36 Mirage2000EG single-seater and 4 twin-seater Mirage2000BG. In 1965 the wing was extended, in fact, the 336th Sqn, also equipped with F-104G was added. From 1975 to 2003 Dassault Mirage F1CG were operated from Tanagra. On July 12, 2000 the 334th was closed, followed by 342nd All Weather Sqn on June 30, 2003, marking the end of the Mirage F1CG in the Greek air force. Tanagra Air Force Base. Two years later, in June 1962 also from the 342nd Sqn was reassigned to 111th Combat Wing. In September 2004 the first Mirage2000-5 landed at the Tanagra Airbase. The base which was selected to operate the new aircraft was 114 Combat Wing, based in Tanagra AB, which was already operating the other Read More … Categories Air Excercise , Aircraft Spotting , Military Excercise Tags 331 squadron , 332 Squadron , Dassault , mirage , mirage 2000 , mirage 2000-5 … Des Weiteren stehen auch Maschinen die nicht gezeigt werden sollen, unter anderem eine der abgestürzten Mirage 2000. Ï), which is in charge of two groups, the 331th All Weather Squadron (331 ÎÎ¿Î¯ÏÎ± Î Î±Î½ÏÏÏ ÎÎ±Î¹ÏÎ¿Ï) and the 332th All Weather Squadron (332 ÎÎ¿Î¯ÏÎ± Î Î±Î½ÏÏÏ ÎÎ±Î¹ÏÎ¿Ï), the first with a Mirage 2000-5Mk2EG/BG, while the second still fly Â the older Mirage 2000EG/BG. Turkish government claimed that the F-16D was conducting a training mission north of the Greek island Samos, near the Turkish peninsula. EVENT INFO. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tanagra_Air_Base&oldid=944666809, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 March 2020, at 05:37. Auf der Tanagra Airbase befindet sich auch noch eine Sammlung alter ausgemusterter Maschinen, diese werden meist zu Open Days für das Publikum zugänglich gemacht. Days. To reinforce the Wing was reinstated on February 16, 1967 the 342nd, which became 342nd All Weather Squadron when it received the new F/TF-102 Delta Dagger. We thank all the staff of the 114th Combat Wing and the 331st and 332nd Mira and Security Office. Seconds. Also in 2000 were ordered new Mirage 2000-5Mk2EG/BG (in part from scratch, in part to new construction) that equipped the 331st All Weather Squadron. Moreover Mirage Greeks are able to use the AM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles. The training of new pilots is secured by the Mirage 2000 Flight Training. AIR SHOW. Although the first F-1CG were already there, only in 1977 the last F-102 were disqualified. After all these changes, for ten years, things remained stable until August 4, 1975 after the landing of the first F-1CG to retrofit the 342 Â° All Weather Sqn. The air base is adjacent to Hellenic Aerospace Industry facilities. Recently, between 9 March 2009 and April 3, 2009, the 331st Sqd took part in successfully Â to the TLP 09.2 for the first time with 4 Mirage 2000-5mk2EG. About AFW. On October 8, 1996, in fact, during a dogfight with a Turkish fighter occurred over Imia / Kardak a Mirage 2000EG fired an R550 Magic missile that shoot down an F-16D. In early as 16 December 1966, the 336th Sqn was reassigned to the 116th Combat Wing of Araxos. Since then, the 332nd Sqd is part of the warning system HAF, making interception missions over the Aegean sea and protecting the capital Athens, as happened during the 2004 Olympics. Wing task is to maintain a high level of readiness and efficiency, obtained with a rigorous organization and training. It is used as the home-base of the 114th Combat Wing (114 Πτέρυγα Μάχης, 114 ΠΜ) of the Hellenic Air Force. Which makes this version even anti-ship, something unique for Mirage2000. In 2000, then Greece ordered 15 new Mirage2000-5Mk2EG addition to including the upgrade of an additional 10 aircraft, already supplied with the EPA, to the same standard. The 331st Sqn was established April 18, 1988, at Tanagra Air Base under the 114th Combact Â Wing to integrate the third-generation fighter Mirage 2000EG/BG.The first 4 M-2000 landed at the airbase on August 27, 1988, assigned to the 331st Sqd. Tanagra Air Force Base. Buy Tickets. Note: Austrian Air Force "Tiger" Saab 105Öe from 1 Jet Trainer Squadron (Full member of NATO Tiger Association since 1982), displaying during Athens Flying Week 2019 airshow AFW. But already in 1958 the 343rd fighter group was transferred to the 111th Combat Wing at Nea Anghialos Air Base. Starting in 2007, newly acquired Dassault Mirage 2000-5 are operated by the 331st All Weather Squadron. The news of the sudden loss of the worthy lieutenant plunged all the friends of the Air Force into... Read More. Since 2017, Tanagra Air Base has been the venue of the annual Athens Flying Week airshow, held in September each year. The air base is adjacent to Hellenic Aerospace Industry facilities. It had been proposed in the 1980s that a civil terminal would be built at the airport, rendering Tanagra as a secondary Athens airport, to complement Ellinikon International Airport, which was going to be expanded. After that period, and with NATO contribution, it was upgraded to a main air base of the Hellenic Air Force. This plan was dropped when it was decided to construct the current Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" in the Spata area east of Athens. AIR SHOW. A year later, in September 1976 was also formed 366 Taining Flight with the T-33 Silver Stars. A year later, exactly in November 1990, the group successfully passed the evaluation required by the Hellenic Tactical Air Force. Tanagra Air Base (ICAO: LGTG) is a large military air base situated in Tanagra, Greece. The 332nd Sqn was established on 11 August 1989 based on Tanagra placed in the 114th Wing Combact with Mirage 2000EG/BG.Il November 1, 1989 the group received 14 Mirage. A year later, exactly on November 13, 1959 until May 13, 1960 were deployed also the T-33A Silver Star of the 361st Squadron.