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    Hellenic Air Force F-16 Demo Team "Zeus"

        The F-16 demonstration team "ZEUS" displays HAF's airpower to the public and acts as ambassador for Greece, demonstrating the professionalism and the skills of all pilots in the Hellenic Air Force.  

        The team's goals is to Provide morale within the Air Force, sister services and to the Greek community, to Inspire and recruit Greece's best to join the service, Strengthen and grow public trust and confidence in the Hellenic Air Force and Retain the quality force we currently have.

        Team's callsign during the Demo Flights is "Zeus", representing the father of the Olympian Gods of the Ancient Greek Mythology. The aircraft used for the performance of air shows is an F-16C Block 52+ .

    Air Show Maneuvers

        The Demo Team's F-16 aircraft has the capability, depending on the weather conditions and base height of clouds in that area to perform 3 different air show maneuvers programs, High, Low or Flat. More specifically :

    • High Show Maneuvers
      : Minimum height of cloud base 7000 feet above the ground (AGL), horizontal visibility 5 km.
    • Low Show
      : Minimum height of cloud base 2500 feet above the ground (AGL), horizontal visibility 5 km.
    • Flat Show
      : Minimum height of cloud base 1500 feet above the ground (AGL) and horizontal visibility 5 km.

        During the Show, which lasts approximately 12 minutes, the Demonstration pilot reaches 0.94 Mach, climbs from 300' (100m) to 15000' (5Km ) and is exposed to acceleration forces up to 9.5 G.

        The team uses an F-16 Block 52+ configured with Conformal Fuel Tanks. It is the first and only F-16 demo team to fly with this configuration. We fly the demonstration profile either with or without the CFT's.

        The Hellenic F-16 is not painted with a different scheme, but maintains its original Aegean Gray Scheme, in order to demonstrate our combat readiness.

        Every demo flight is flown in accordance with all the International Flight Safety Standards which are defined by the NATO, the ICAO, the JAA and the FAA.

    Air Show Maneuvers  pdf