Aardvarks & Ravens

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With the slim possibility of an Aussie Pig gracing our shores this year, here is a selection of swingers from my archives, to wet your appetite. Let's hope they make it…

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An excellent set. A reminder of how much the UK Airshow scene has changed with no USAF Open Houses now. Fingers crossed for an Australian visitor :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Superb post -Thanks :clap:

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Fantastic set of photos, Ive always liked the F-111, they bring back some good memories of times at Upper Heyford, thanks for sharing these,
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Best looking jet ever in my opinion.

Wish I had some in my photo collection.

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I think I'm going to cry! :sad:

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Shot 2 is simply stunning. Oh to see one grace these shores one last time.

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Blimey Stu I seem to have most of those shots in my collection too, even down to 047 taxiing out!! :grin:

I take it the Cannon and Mountain Home birds were at a Red Flag?

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not necessarily as the 27thTFW deployed their F-111D's to Boscombe Down in the good old days, presumably making use of the HAS's in the centre of the airfield there, and subsequently appeared at a few IAT's, and a few MO Ravens were to be seen at Upper Heyford now and again. :smile:

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raiford wrote:not necessarily as the 27thTFW deployed their F-111D's to Boscombe Down in the good old days, presumably making use of the HAS's in the centre of the airfield there, and subsequently appeared at a few IAT's, and a few MO Ravens were to be seen at Upper Heyford now and again. :smile:


Indeed they did, the 366 TFW Ravens too deployed to Boscombe in 1986, I have the photos :tongue:

However the MO Raven pictured is carrying an ACMI pod and the CC D model totes practice bombs and 'winders and I have similar shots of those configurations at Nellis but not Boscombe :grin:

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Ian you are correct in that they are both taken at Nellis during a Red Flag back in November 89... As for the 047 shot, that was taken at Heyford June 91, if I remember there was a Kansa ANG KC-135 in the Shamu c/s & a Belgium F-16 depart that day as well?

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Now that is an a/c I sorely miss from these shores. The days of them lunch stopping at Lossie nothing but a distant memory :sad:

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I've only ever seen pigs in australia, i'd love to see one against a cloudy sky :grin: the dump and burn is an amazing sight and even better at night!
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must agree, lovely looking aircraft. loved watching them land at lakenheath over the brandon road end
and the 3 ship display in the days when lakenheath had an air show

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Some nice shots Stu, always liked Upper Heyford but never got many decent F111 shots in the days before digital.

Domvickery wrote:i'd love to see one against a cloudy sky :grin:

.....like this!....If we do see one this year I'd prefer sunshine I think
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Stu

Hope you don't mind me adding one. Raven makes a late afternoon approach in 1988

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