RAF Fairford- BTF Deployment

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RAF Fairford- BTF Deployment

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Afternoon all,

Thought I'd share some images from a couple of trips up to Fairford in the last week to catch the B-52s on deployment. First, a frustrating afternoon on the 10/09 resulted in just a couple of images of YANKEE41 returning

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress | 60-0005/MT | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 10/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress | 60-0005/MT | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 10/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

I had much more luck on the 14/09 with KAGO flight returning after a long mission, plus the bonus arrival of BLACK01

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress | 60-0005/MT | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress | 60-0007/MT | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress | 61-0034/MT | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress | 61-0034/MT | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress | 60-0005/MT | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed U-2S | 68-10337 | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/09/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

There are a handful more on my Flickr for those interested. Hopefully I'll get another chance or two to get up there later this week before they go home.

Thanks for looking, hope they were of interest,

Shaun
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Dunfield gate?

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How do you always get such good light when you go to FFD?! 😂

Good shots as per your usual standards, pal. Interesting to see bomb-bay doors open on some of the taxi shots. I’ve not seen (or noticed) BUFFs do that before.

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Superb set, thanks for sharing! :sunglasses:

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Thanks all :)

Yes, Dunfield gate for the KAGO taxy shots

Tommy, I think the first two pics are proof I certainly do not always get good light at Fairford! I certainly try to make the most of it when I do though!

Cheers,

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Really nice set. Wanted to get down to Fairford myself but work and free time just didn't play ball

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Tonka 617 wrote:
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 6:38 pm
Really nice set. Wanted to get down to Fairford myself but work and free time just didn't play ball
Sentiments echoed.....

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Great shots.


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Nice ones mate, you did well

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Its almost like I was there :alien: ..Oh yes, I was....Good to see you :grinning:

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Thanks chaps :)

Always a pleasure Kev :sunglasses:
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Great photos, Those MERS and another dimension.
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