The T-6A Aircraft Demonstration Team constitutes an ambitious venture which aims at spreading and cultivating the air concept in the Greek community and at enhancing the morale of the Hellenic Armed Forces, while, at the same time, it is projecting the work of the Hellenic Air Force cadres to the wide public.
The aircraft used in the air shows is the training aircraft T-6A Texan II.
In order for each air show of the T-6A Aircraft Demonstration Team to be successful and safe, the harmonic cooperation of a number of people is required. These people are :
- The main Demonstration Pilot.
- The Flight & Ground Safety Observing Officer, who is responsible for the continuous control of the flight project's safe conduct, observing the limitations regarding the flight height and has the jurisdiction to - intervene and order the interruption of the maneuver if he decides that it is not performed correctly.
- The narrator officer, who is responsible for narrating, explaining and commenting on the maneuvers performed to the public.
- The aircraft's preparation and support technical personnel
Captain (P) Alexios Chatzigeorgos is Ground Safety Observer of the HAF T-6 Texan II Demo Team “Daedalus”.
He joined the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1997. In 2001, he was assigned to 110CW/348SQ in RF-4E Phantom II and since 2010 to 120ATW/361ATS as a T-6A Texan II Instructor Pilot. He has a flight experience of more than 2100 hours, 950 on the Τ-6Α.
Captain (P) Konstantinos Pechlivanis is Display Pilot of the HAF T-6 Texan II Demo Team “Daedalus”.
He joined the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 2001. In 2006, he was assigned to 116CW/336SQ in Α-7E Corsair II and since 2009 to 120ATW/361ATS as a T-6A Texan II Instructor Pilot. He has a flight experience of more than 2000 hours, 1400 on the Τ-6Α.
Source & photos credits: T-6A Aircraft Demonstration Team
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