BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

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BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 10:21 am

Managed to grab a few days at RAF Fairford for BALTOPS 2017 what a great exercise it was, to witness all three Strategic bombers on one base for the first time in an operational enviroment in Europe was very special...

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Image60-0002\LA B-52H 2nd BW, 20th BS, Barksdale AFB, La by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#2

Image85-0084\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image85-0084\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image60-0021\LA B-52H 2nd BW, 96th BS "Red Devils", Barksdale AFB, La by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#5

Image88-0329\WM B-2A "Spirit of Missouri" 13th BS "Grim Reapers", 131st BW, Whiteman AFB, Missouri by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#6

Image60-0021\LA B-52H 2nd BW, 96th BS "Red Devils", Barksdale AFB, La by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#7

Image85-0084\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image86-0139\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image60-0021\LA B-52H 2nd BW, 96th BS "Red Devils", Barksdale AFB, La by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#10

Image88-0329\WM B-2A "Spirit of Missouri" 13th BS "Grim Reapers", 131st BW, Whiteman AFB, Missouri by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#11

Image86-0139\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#12

Image60-0021\LA B-52H 2nd BW, 96th BS "Red Devils", Barksdale AFB, La by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#13

Image86-0139\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#14

Image86-0139\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#15

Image85-0084\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#16

Image60-0021\LA B-52H 2nd BW, 96th BS "Red Devils", Barksdale AFB, La by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#17

Image88-0329\WM B-2A "Spirit of Missouri" 13th BS "Grim Reapers", 131st BW, Whiteman AFB, Missouri by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#18

Image85-0084\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#19

Image85-0084\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#20

Image86-0139\EL B-1B 28th BW, 34th BS "Thunderbirds", Ellsworth AFB, SD by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 11:14 am

Lovely set Stu! :worship:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 11:20 am

Superb. Love those tight, nose-on crops, especially the two B-1s. :love:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 11:22 am

A very nice selection, thanks for posting :clap:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 11:26 am

Airwolfhound wrote:A very nice selection, thanks for posting :clap:


Sentiments echoed.

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 11:27 am

Cor! Look at those magnificent beasts. Great shots! :clap:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 11:31 am

Outstanding set Stu. So great to see all three there as you say. :clap: :cool:

I never managed to get to Fairford during the Ex, but had a B-52 and B-1 fly over Brize. Plus could hear the B-1 departure from there the next morning. :cool:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 11:53 am

Good stuff.

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 12:41 pm

The B-1/52 nose on shots are superb, as is the B-2 take off shot from the underneath, don't recall ever seeing such an angle of it before.

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1:15 pm

All lovely images but no.16 is really nice. :clap:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2:27 pm

The B-52 is always so awkward to frame. Great job all around, really enjoyed these. Wondering if you have any "head-on" of the B-2? :smile:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 4:33 pm

Superb set thanks for sharing. :clap:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 8:51 pm

Those really are fantastic images.

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 8:56 pm

Brilliant shots, so sharp and fantastic detail. :clap:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Sun 02 Jul 2017, 12:31 pm

Superb images- very well done :love:

Re: BALTOPS 2017- RAF Fairford

Mon 03 Jul 2017, 12:36 pm

Stunning Photos #6 think i would have a bigger smile, getting a b1'er just looking at those Bones :yahoo:
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