Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's - Updated

Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's - Updated

Postby mr pabs on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 5:49 pm

Some images from last Fridays press day at RAF Lakenheath.

Feb 21st 2012 marks the day when 90-0248 – the first Strike Eagle to arrive and in turn marks 20 years ago since the first ‘E’ model Strike Eagle made Lakenheath it’s home, coincidently last Friday (10th Feb) marked the final F-15E mission of Lt.Col. Clinton Mixon who flew 91-332 as part of the commemorative event flypast, Lt.Col. Mixon was the outgoing 492nd FS Squadron Commander and Lt.Col. John Orchard will now become the 492nd new Commander.

Still a few more to work through but these are some initial images from the day.

Full set / report on here; http://richardcalver.co.uk/portfolios/2 ... lakenheath

Cheers

Rich

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Sub-Zero - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0332 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Polar Express - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0332 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Unified Protector - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0332 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Mission Complete - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0332 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Signing Off - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0332 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Commander's Finale - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0332 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Frosty Entrance - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0307 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Eaglebeak - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0332 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Snow Eagle - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0331 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Cold Blue Steel - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0331 at RAF Lakenheath [Tungsten Edit] by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Arctic Reflection - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 01-2003 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Nose Up - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 97-0221 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr

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Fitting End - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Eagle 91-0332 at RAF Lakenheath [HDR] by Richard Calver, on Flickr

and finally a C model landing afterwards

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Cool Customer - McDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15C Eagle 86-0178 at RAF Lakenheath by Richard Calver, on Flickr
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby RoverDriver on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 5:53 pm

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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 6:14 pm

#7, 8 and 10. Brilliant. :clap:
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby Stu on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 6:56 pm

Nice set 1,2 10 and 11 are very nice :clap:
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby RobHowarth on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 7:09 pm

Hi Rich,

What an amazing set of pictures, you really did save the best set of pictures from the day till last!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby Cimmerian on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 7:23 pm

What a great set but number 10 is wonderful. :clap:
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby Dragon Rapide on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 7:42 pm

#10 and #13 for me - brilliant! :clap: :biggrin:
Listen to that Gipsy music.....

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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby captain scarlet on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 9:17 pm

Superb! :worship:
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby Flare Path on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 11:09 am

Difficult to pick a favourite - stunning! :clap:
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby Ian A.S. on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 3:44 pm

Interesting narrative , excellent photographs Richard.

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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby awacs on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 5:01 pm

Excellent set mate!! respect!

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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby urkles on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 11:33 am

Got to agree with everyone, the best set I have seen in the snowy weather we had, and you used your fortune of getting on base to full effect, absolutley brilliant mate :rock:
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby Bartek on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 12:45 pm

Lucky you!
Number 6,7 and 13 for me.
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 7:34 pm

Best set from the day, number 7 wins it for me :clap:
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's

Postby urkles on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 9:31 pm

Will you be updating this post in the future Richard, I know you have more from the day! :smile:
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's - Upd

Postby urkles on Tue 13 Mar 2012, 6:29 am

Superb again mate, I know how busy you have been with all the commissioned and commercial stuff, but thats the price you pay for being so good haha!
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's - Upd

Postby Maisie on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 6:10 pm

7,14,16 are top notch!
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Re: Party in the snow – 20 years of Lakenheath F-15E's - Upd

Postby Lloyd H on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 6:04 pm

Fantastic set mate, outstanding quality throughout and the PP work is spot on. Shots 13 & 19 really stand out for me though :rock:
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