Tag: RAF Cosford

South Wales to be new home of Legendary Phantom Black Mike
One year after arriving at RAF Cosford and following its successful and popular appearance at the RAF100 celebration at the 2018 Cosford Airshow, Black Mike is moving on again The British Phantom Aviation Group (BPAG) in partnership with GJD Services recently announced the latest development in the life of Phantom FG.1 XV582 'Black Mike'. One year after arriving at RAF Cosford...
World Speed Record Aircrew reunited with legendary Phantom 'Black Mike' 30 years on
On Feb. 24, 1988, RAF Phantom 'Black Mike' set a world record for the fastest time between John O'Groats and Land's End of 46 minutes and 44 seconds at an average speed of 772.19mph As well as being the centenary year of the Royal Air Force, 2018 is also the 30th anniversary of one of its record setting achievements. On Feb....
Cold War Era Phantom fighter jet that set speed record arrives by road at RAF Cosford
Of all the UK’s Phantom fighters, the airframe which arrived at RAF Cosford is perhaps one of the most iconic, known as ‘Black Mike’ due to its unique paint scheme applied by 111(F) Squadron in the late 1980s Taken on Oct. 26, 2017 the interesting photos in this post show a Cold-War F-4 Phantom fighter jet arriving at RAF Cosford...