RAF Mildenhall 25/03 - The Redhawks arrive!

RAF Mildenhall 25/03 - The Redhawks arrive!

Postby Zymurgy661 on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 8:28 am

A rare chance at a free weekend for the first time in a long while and, with forecast good weather, i headed over to Mildenhall to see what could be caught. Unknown to me was the scheduled visit of 8 x F-15C of the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard for a night stop whilst on their way home (although given the number of people at the base there had to be something expected in!). Great to catch these especially with the supporting tankers as well. I can't remember a Saturday at the base quite like it for some time.

I'll start with the second F-15 flight, TREND21 -

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C 84-0026 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C 82-0016 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C 80-0024 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C 84-0020 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C 84-0020 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

And their associated tankers, BLUE71 and BLUE72 -

ImageMcDonnell Douglas KC-10A 86-0036 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing KC-135R 62-3573 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

The first flight to arrive was TREND11 -

ImageTREND11 flight of F-15C's by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C 84-0005 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C 84-0021 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C 84-0002 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C 84-0003 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

And their tankers, BLUE61 and BLUE62 -

ImageMcDonnell Douglas KC-10A 79-0434 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing KC-135R 64-14835 by Adam Duffield, on Flickr

A great day out, wish it was like that every weekend!

Thanks for looking
Zymurgy661

Re: RAF Mildenhall 25/03 - The Redhawks arrive!

Postby canberra on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 3:47 pm

Lovely shots from what was indeed a grand day out at the Hall

Mark
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Re: RAF Mildenhall 25/03 - The Redhawks arrive!

Postby capercaillie on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 9:03 am

Superb light and quality.

Fabulous stuff :up: :clap:
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Re: RAF Mildenhall 25/03 - The Redhawks arrive!

Postby bigcrow on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 10:01 am

Nice ones mate, great weather... :smile:
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Re: RAF Mildenhall 25/03 - The Redhawks arrive!

Postby Roellodder on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 10:53 am

Where did they come from??
Heard something about an exersize in the Middle-East.
Can anyone comfirm that??
At the moment 12 F-15C/D's at Leeuwarden AB, the Netherlands.
6x JZ and 6x Fla. ANG

Cheers,
Roel
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