Base visit to RAF Lakenheath

Base visit to RAF Lakenheath

Postby HertsAviationSociety on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 8:54 am

Hi All,

Some pictures from another one of our base visits, this time to RAF Lakenheath.

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Re: Base visit to RAF Lakenheath

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 10:33 am

Some great shots there :clap: I just enquired to Lakenheath about a base visit and the unfortunate answer was that I had to be in a group of 15 or more, so at the moment that is out of the question. As is another thing, but let's not talk about that. :sad:

Can I just ask, how close do you actually get to go to the F-15? I managed about 3ft at RIAT this year, would loved to have had a proper look round.
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Re: Base visit to RAF Lakenheath

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 6:43 pm

Nice set - would love to go on another of these tours, the vantage point from the tower is awesome. Wasn't on the schedule last time I visited, we went to Donutland instead! :lol:

JackyRIATWilson wrote:Some great shots there :clap: I just enquired to Lakenheath about a base visit and the unfortunate answer was that I had to be in a group of 15 or more, so at the moment that is out of the question. As is another thing, but let's not talk about that. :sad:

Can I just ask, how close do you actually get to go to the F-15? I managed about 3ft at RIAT this year, would loved to have had a proper look round.

I did tell you there was a minimum requirement (as do the documents).

IIRC, the last tour I went on it was no closer than 10ft for photos, although you were able to get as close as you wanted for a look around. You could climb the ladder to look at the cockpit and ask questions to the crew too. Looks to be roped off at a similar distance in these photos?
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Re: Base visit to RAF Lakenheath

Postby Stu on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 6:54 pm

Some nice Hangar shots :clap:
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Re: Base visit to RAF Lakenheath

Postby DaveI on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 7:48 pm

Can I just ask, how close do you actually get to go to the F-15? I managed about 3ft at RIAT this year, would loved to have had a proper look round.


The crew with the F-15 to the left of the KC10 were showing visitors around the aircraft and even taking pics with them, should have asked? Maybe next year!
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Re: Base visit to RAF Lakenheath

Postby HertsAviationSociety on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 7:54 pm

Thank you for the comments guys. We were quiet lucky in that there was no minimum limit this time, we could get as close as we wanted.

Cheers,

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Re: Base visit to RAF Lakenheath

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Sat 11 Aug 2012, 11:08 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Nice set - would love to go on another of these tours, the vantage point from the tower is awesome. Wasn't on the schedule last time I visited, we went to Donutland instead! :lol:

JackyRIATWilson wrote:Some great shots there :clap: I just enquired to Lakenheath about a base visit and the unfortunate answer was that I had to be in a group of 15 or more, so at the moment that is out of the question. As is another thing, but let's not talk about that. :sad:

Can I just ask, how close do you actually get to go to the F-15? I managed about 3ft at RIAT this year, would loved to have had a proper look round.

I did tell you there was a minimum requirement (as do the documents).

IIRC, the last tour I went on it was no closer than 10ft for photos, although you were able to get as close as you wanted for a look around. You could climb the ladder to look at the cockpit and ask questions to the crew too. Looks to be roped off at a similar distance in these photos?


Oops, must have missed that. :oops:

DaveI wrote:
Can I just ask, how close do you actually get to go to the F-15? I managed about 3ft at RIAT this year, would loved to have had a proper look round.


The crew with the F-15 to the left of the KC10 were showing visitors around the aircraft and even taking pics with them, should have asked? Maybe next year!


I did manage to get close to it, just at that time the pilot was busy being grilled by some Belgians and the rear seater couldn't get a word in edgeways through, so I didn't get a proper look round. :sad: Still, rather have got close and a picture than not at all!
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