Friday, September 17, 2010

75th EFS A-10Cs logged at Lajes

As mentioned today on the Dutch Scramble Message Board, twelve A-10Cs with the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron were logged at Lajes Field, Azores, as they arrived yesterday, September 16, 2010, for stopover enroute Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom:

First wave (Trend 11-16 with tankers Gold 41 and 42):

79-0207 / FT
81-0995 / FT
80-0282 / FT
78-0688 / FT
80-0223 / FT
79-0139 / FT

KC-135 Stratotanker: 61-0300, 59-1504

Second wave (Trend 21-26 with tankers Gold 51 and 52):

80-0259 / FT
79-0223 / FT
81-0953 / FT
81-0947 / FT
80-0180 / FT
79-0206 / FT

KC-135 Stratotanker: 63-8045, 63-8029

Please note: In a couple of days, after at least one more stopover at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the 75th EFS will join the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to replace the 81st EFS. Anybody who knows that they would make a second stopover in Europe (Naval Air Station Sigonella)? I'm still not sure about that...

See also:
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)

Note: After checking the mentioned serial numbers additional aircraft info will be uploaded soon.

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