My non airshow review of 2016

My non airshow review of 2016

Postby stuart n on Thu 29 Dec 2016, 5:22 pm

Managed five visits to Lakenheath and four to Mildenhall this year plus a memorable day at Duxford :smile:

First outings of the year were in March:

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F-15C Eagle 86-0175 LN - 493rd Fighter Squadron RAF Lakenheath by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-15C Eagle 84-0001 LN - 493rd Fighter Squadron RAF Lakenheath by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-15C Eagle 86-0172 LN - 493rd Fighter Squadron RAF Lakenheath by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-15E Strike Eagle 91-0318 LN - 48th Fighter Wing RAF Lakenheath by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-15E Strike Eagle 91-0320 LN - 494th Fighter Squadron RAF Lakenheath by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-15E Strike Eagle 97-0219 LN - 492nd Fighter Squadron RAF Lakenheath by stu norris, on Flickr

April saw the POTUS visit to the UK so Mildenhall was busy in support of that. Also in April the 12 Raptors deployed to Lakenheath:

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C-17A Globemaster III 03-3126 6th Airlift Squadron McGuire AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

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C-17A Globemaster III 04-4132 6th Airlift Squadron McGuire AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

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VH-3D and MV-22B - HMX-1 Nighthawks USMC by stu norris, on Flickr

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VH-3D Sea King 159356 HMX-1 Nighthawks by stu norris, on Flickr

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MV-22B 168339 - HMX-1 Nighthawks - MCAS Quantico by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-22A Raptor 05-4086 TY - 95th Fighter Squadron Tyndall AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-22A Raptor 05-4086 TY - 95th Fighter Squadron Tyndall AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-22A Raptor 05-4095 TY - 95th Fighter Squadron Tyndall AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-22A Raptor 05-4081 TY - 95th Fighter Squadron Tyndall AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

June saw a base tour of Lakenheath but sadly we didn't get any access to the aircraft so just got photos from the tower area:

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F-15C Eagle - 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-15C Eagle 86-0160 LN - 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath by stu norris, on Flickr

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F-15C Eagle 86-0175 LN - 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath by stu norris, on Flickr

Duxford saw me have a wing to wing with a Spitfire experience arranged by Classic Wings. Luckily MH434 was on duty that day although the strong wind meant we didn't take off until 3PM:

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Spitfire IXb MH434 G-ASJV - The Old Flying Machine Company Duxford by stu norris, on Flickr

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Spitfire IXb MH434 G-ASJV - The Old Flying Machine Company Duxford by stu norris, on Flickr

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Spitfire IXb MH434 G-ASJV - The Old Flying Machine Company Duxford by stu norris, on Flickr

My final outing of the year was to Mildenhall in November:

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KC-10A Extender 86-0030 305th Air Mobility Wing - McGuire AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

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KC-10A Extender 86-0030 305th Air Mobility Wing - McGuire AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

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MC-130J Commando II 11-5731 - 67th Special Operations Squadron - RAF Mildenhall by stu norris, on Flickr

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CV-22B Osprey 11-0050 7th Special Operations Squadron - RAF Mildenhall by stu norris, on Flickr

Full set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskyxhMxz

Thanks for looking and happy new year :smile:
stuart n

Re: My non airshow review of 2016

Postby Downes0106 on Thu 29 Dec 2016, 8:25 pm

Those MH434 shots are peachy.
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Re: My non airshow review of 2016

Postby capercaillie on Mon 09 Jan 2017, 1:01 pm

Lovely light on the Eagle take offs and a Spitfire air to air, well :drool:
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