Tag: E-3D Sentry

U.K. close to decision to buy Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft
London is close to making a decision to select Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft to replace the RAF’s E-3D Reuters is reporting that London is close to making a decision to select Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft to replace the RAF’s E-3D. But the decision, which could be announced in coming weeks, is likely to anger some U.K. lawmakers who have called for...
That time a RAF E-3D Sentry AEW&C aircraft was nearly shot down by a Serbian MiG-29  
On May 4, 1999 one of the RAF E-3D aircraft flown by a No. 23 Squadron crew was targeted by a Serbian MiG-29 flown by Lt. Colonel Pavlovic  Tense moments experienced by RAF E-3D AWACS aircrews during Operation Allied Force. Even if the end of the Cold War between 1989-1991 brought to a massive drawdown of offensive weapons systems, because of the...
Sergeant Alan Robinson lost a leg in a motorcycle accident Sergeant Alan Robinson, a Royal Air Force (RAF) airman who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident has become the first amputee to fly solo in a Spitfire since World War II aces Douglas Bader and Colin “Hoppy” Hodgkinson. Robinson, an aircraft engineer based at RAF Waddington, was awarded The Spitfire...