The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF (Updated)

The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF (Updated)

Postby bigcrow on Wed 26 Mar 2014, 4:15 pm

Hi All

On Monday I was very lucky to be invited on the last operational tanking flight of a 216 Squadron Tristar from RAF Brize Norton. The final mission departed just before 11am when two Tristars FAGIN 11 (ZD948) and FAGIN 12 (ZD950) headed to Air to Air Refueling Area 8 (AARA 8) where FAGIN 11 the aircraft I was on board provided fuel to four Typhoons & a Tornado GR4. After refueling we carried out a flypast at Cambridge for Marshall Aerospace and Hurn for Cobham Plc who provided the air refueling system before returning to RAF Brize Norton.

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Re: The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF

Postby capercaillie on Wed 26 Mar 2014, 4:31 pm

Very nice especially the rasta jet.

Is that what all the cars in the big layby opposite the superhangar was about? :smile:
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Re: The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF

Postby IanH on Wed 26 Mar 2014, 6:39 pm

Spectacular Stu and a wonderful record of a sad but historic day. They are all belters....truly. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hope to see you tomorrow.

Best wishes, Ian
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Re: The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF

Postby tankbuster81 on Wed 26 Mar 2014, 7:58 pm

Beautifully shot!!
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Re: The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF

Postby Arno 01 on Wed 26 Mar 2014, 8:00 pm

Fantastic set Stu.
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Re: The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF

Postby MikeH on Wed 26 Mar 2014, 8:07 pm

Lovely stuff Stu. Good use of the opportunity. :clap:
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Re: The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF

Postby Bartek on Wed 26 Mar 2014, 10:59 pm

All of them are great but no2 is my fauvorite.
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Re: The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF

Postby foxfour on Thu 27 Mar 2014, 2:11 am

All fantastic, one of the best sets I've seen here in a while.
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Re: The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF

Postby bigcrow on Thu 27 Mar 2014, 1:51 pm

Thanks guys a few more...

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Re: The Tristars last operational flight with the RAF (Updat

Postby vierdryinn on Sun 30 Mar 2014, 4:51 pm

Absolutely fantastic shots ! Thanks, I really enjoyed those - the best post I have seen for a long while :smile:
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