Friday, September 24, 2010

75th EFS A-10Cs caught at Lajes (Part two)

As reported, Warthog News contributor André Inácio from Portugal had the opportunity to caught all 18 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10Cs as they arrived at Lajes Field, Azores, for stopover enroute Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, for Operation Enduring Freedom. I already uploaded one arrival shot of each aircraft, taken and exclusively provided by André.

Yesterday, I asked him: Did you take any shots of these Hogs parking at the flightline? If yes, please e-mail me your pictures.

Today, André answered: Yes I have one photo of all 18 A-10 parked at Lajes. Hope this help you.

And: He e-mailed me the following outstanding picture:

WHAT A GREAT VIEW: All eighteen 75th EFS A-10Cs are parking at Lajes Field, Azores, diverted in three sections of six aircraft each. (Photo by André Inácio) Full size

WOW! Never before I saw such a very rare A-10 Lajes stopover shot, including all of the deployed aircraft. Thumbs up to André. This picture will be very important for the OEF A-10 history books.

Please note:
After two more stopovers at Sigonella, Sicily, and at Al Udeid AB, Quatar, the 75th EFS will replace the 81st EFS from Spangdahlem AB, Germany.

See also:
75th fly out the door
476th Fighter Group prepares for first deployment
75th EFS A-10Cs caught at Lajes
75th EFS A-10Cs logged at Lajes
75th EFS A-10Cs expected for stopover at Lajes Thursday next week
More A-10Cs are deployed to reinforce the 81st EFS at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan (Update)
476th FG supports host wing during upcoming deployment

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