More recent Lakenheath and Mildenhall

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More recent Lakenheath and Mildenhall

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Morning all,

Like many enthusiasts in recent weeks, I spent a few days in Suffolk last week, visiting Lakenheath for the first time. The main objective was to simply shoot the Eagles, but three days after the trip was booked, the Aviano F-16 deployment was announced, so that was a massive bonus! We also did pretty well with the weather, which was spot on for the first two days and even had runway 06 in use on the Monday, so I managed to bag the jets from just about every angle from the Eastern end of the airfield. We also spend the Wednesday morning at Mildenhall, my first visit since Air Fete 2000 (I think?!) and my first with a camera, nice to get a small taste of the base.

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 84-0166/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0309/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 00-3000/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0318/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0331/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0303/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 89-2023/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 84-0010/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 88-0532/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 84-0175/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon | 89-2178/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 87-0355/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 88-0525/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 84-0019/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 87-0350/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0308/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 97-0221/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 21/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 86-0163/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 86-0165/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 86-0156/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0313/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0302/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0324/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 86-0171/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 86-0164/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 89-2057/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 89-2044/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 89-2038/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 96-0201/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0603/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0316/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 0-3003/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 88-0451/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 89-2026/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 22/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing KC-135R Stratotanker | 63-8878/D | US Air Force | RAF Mildenhall | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing C-17A Globemaster III | 04-4130 | US Air Force | RAF Mildenhall | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing E-3CF Sentry | 83-0009 | US Air Force | RAF Mildenhall | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing KC-135T Stratotanker | 59-1513/D | US Air Force | RAF Mildenhall | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing KC-135R Stratotanker | 62-3540/D | US Air Force | RAF Mildenhall | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15D Eagle | 84-0044/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 00-3001/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0310/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0301/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon | 89-2008/AV | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 23/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 00-2003/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 24/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0329/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 24/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 86-0160/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 24/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0335/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 24/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15D Eagle | 84-0046/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 24/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0314/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 24/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle | 86-0174/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 24/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle | 91-0320/LN | US Air Force | RAF Lakenheath | 24/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, appreciate there's a lot of images there that have been posted a million times, but hopefully they're of interest. Comments welcomed as always

Cheers

Shaun
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Re: More recent Lakenheath and Mildenhall

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Wow.......some cracking shots there :sunglasses:

Anyone there this morning would have got a rare shot for the UK, as a new KC-46A tanker in from Elmendorf AB in Alaska landed at Mildenhall a short while ago.

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Great set Shaun 👏👏

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Very nice Shaun :-)
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Re: More recent Lakenheath and Mildenhall

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Many great shots there. But the pairs F-15Cs landing and the almost full plan view of a single one are particularly pleasing to the eye

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Superb set!

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Thanks for the comments all, much appreciated :)
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Re: More recent Lakenheath and Mildenhall

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Nice varied set Shaun, love the pairs approach.

How far up the private track were you for that shot of 541 taxiing to the hold? I wasn't far from the gate and I was still more or less head-on.
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Thanks Dan, I was up as far as I could go really. TBH I prefer the head on angles but I ended up as far right as possible to make best use of the light, although that resulted in a bit more clutter behind the jets...
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WOW, superb set.
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