RAF BAe 146 CC.Mk 2

This week also saw the visit of an RAF BAe 146 CC.Mk 2 (serial ZE701) operated by 32 (The Royal) Squadron based at RAF Northolt. The aircraft is tasked with a Command Support Air Transport (CSAT) role.  Two 146 variants are operational, the VIP-configured CC.Mk 2 and the Quick Change (QC) C.Mk 3, which can be... Continue Reading →

Tenacity!

Earlier this week, a special visitor in the form of a Belgian Air Force C-130H 'CH-01' visited LMML for a night stop. This aircraft was high on the list for many aviation enthusiasts due to the fact that it has recently received a commemorative livery marking its golden anniversary in Belgian Air Force service. The... Continue Reading →

Ejército del Aire C-295M

Earlier this week, a Spanish Air Force Airbus C-295M 'T21-07' visited LMML for a night stop. This visit was tied with the State Visit conducted by the Spanish Government in Libya. You can read more about this by clicking here. The Spanish Air Force operates 18 C-295Ms operated by Ala 35 and are based at... Continue Reading →

Aeronautica Militare HH-139B

Earlier this morning, members of MAR visited the Air Wing of the Armed Forces of Malta to witness the departure of an Aeronautica Militare Agusta-Westland HH-139B ‘MM81991’ assigned to 82° Centro CSAR of the 15° Stormo 'Stefano Cagna' stationed at Trapani Air Base in Sicily. This visit was organised by the Malta Aviation Society, to... Continue Reading →

Reino de Espana

One of two Airbus A310s belonging to the Spanish Air Force visited LMML yesterday for a brief stop while high ranking Spanish Government officials visited Libya to participate in an important high level state meeting between the two countries. The Spanish Air Force A310 VIP fleet is used to transport the King, President of Spain,... Continue Reading →

Turkmenistan Tucanos!

Spotted this afternoon at Luqa Airport whilst on transit were 2x EMB-314E Super Tucano destined for the Turkmenistan Air Force, 'PT-ZHI' & 'PT-ZHJ' to become '01 BLUE' and '02 BLUE' respectively. Both EMB-314Es were manufactured in 2020 and are the first to be delivered. Embraer has been in talks with the Turkmen government since 2019... Continue Reading →

5th Surmar in 2021

This afternoon, another French Navy Dassault Falcon 50 Surmar ('132') visited LMML for a brief stop following a maritime patrol mission in the Mediterranean Sea. This was the fifth visit by a Falcon 50 Surmar in 2021 and coincidentally all visits were made with 5 different airframes. Considering the French Navy operate 8 Falcon 50s,... Continue Reading →

French Air Force Socata TBM-700

Not less than 5 military movements were recorded today at LMML, the highlight of which was a French Air Force Socata TBM-700 '146' that came from Greece on a training flight. In 1990 the TBM 700 was the first certified high performance pressurized single-engine turboprop. The original model (TBM 700A) was followed by the B... Continue Reading →

Polish C-130E at Bordeaux

Yesterday afternoon, one of our team members, spotted a Polish Air Force C-130E (1502) at Bordeaux Merignac Airport. The Polish Air Force currently operates five C-130E’s that belong to the 14 th Airlift Squadron stationed at the 33 rd Transport Air Base located in Powidz. Six C-130Es were originally obtained, of which one was severely... Continue Reading →

Keeping the Fight Alive

As India keeps fighting the Covid 19 pandemic, yesterday afternoon one of our members spotted another Indian Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (CB-8001) at Bordeaux Merignac Airport on a medical aid flight as it airlifted medical equipment to India. As reported earlier, India is reeling from a second wave of the pandemic that has been... Continue Reading →

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