Lakenheath Base Tour 23/02/2018

Lakenheath Base Tour 23/02/2018

Postby jalfrezi on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 7:35 pm

Had the pleasure of a trip to RAF Lakenheath with KS Aviation Trips last Friday. Even though the weather was grey and cold it was still very enjoyable.

Welcome to the Reapers...
ImageWelcome to the 493rd by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

Captain Mark Rioux...
ImageCaptain Mark Rioux by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

...and his mount.
ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - 53 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - 29 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - 42 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

We were also lucky enough to go up in the control tower and watch the Eagles come in to land! :rock:
ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle - 24 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - 19 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

I believe this is the oldest active Eagle at Lakenheath
ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - 14 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

"Permission to buzz the tower?"
ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle - 17 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

A few more Eagle shots.
ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - 41 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - 34 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

Shot through the fence with a wide aperture..
ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle - 5 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle - 3 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

Nice bar ornament!
ImageBrass skull by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

We also had a tour around RAPCON (Radar Approach Control)
ImageRAPCON - 10 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

These are the radar control zones for East Anglia
ImageRAPCON - 8 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

Had a quick stop at Lakenheath's Heritage Park, though we weren't allowed to cross the road!
ImageHeritage Park, Lakenheath - 1 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

Stopped off at Mildenhall for an hour afterwards, only one arrival - this RC-135 from the Fightin' 55th.
ImageBoeing RC-135V-W Rivet Joint - 5 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

Finally I'll leave you with a B&W shot of Mark Rioux's Eagle.
ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - 55 (mod) by Nick Jennings, on Flickr


Thanks for looking!
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jalfrezi
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Re: Lakenheath Base Tour 23/02/2018

Postby _H_ on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 9:57 am

Lovely stuff mate and a great day was had!

H
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Re: Lakenheath Base Tour 23/02/2018

Postby austinp on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 1:01 pm

Fantastic pictures, thanks for sharing :-)

By any chance do you have the contact details for KS Aviation Trips? I've done a web-search and found nothing.

Thanks in advance.
austinp

Re: Lakenheath Base Tour 23/02/2018

Postby jalfrezi on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 2:43 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. :up:

I think because KS Aviation are fairly new they don't yet have a web presence, they're currently only on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ksatrips/
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jalfrezi
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Re: Lakenheath Base Tour 23/02/2018

Postby Lloyd H on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 2:48 pm

Some really nice panning shots from tower :smile:
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