Operations on the F-16 started in the course of 2009. The transition to the F-16 for this squadron will mean a major leap in technology since they were used to fly with the vintage A-7 Corsair II. The main tasks of the squadron will remain as before, multirole. The squadron will fly the most advanced block within the HAF and even within other NATO forces. Since the F-16 history of 335 Mira has just started, more info will become available over the coming years.
HAF F-16C block 52 #007
is seen at Lajes Field, Azores readying to depart during delivery to Greece
on June 20th, 2009. [Photo by Leandro Rocha]