Tag: RAF Fairford

Video Shows B-2 Spirit Flight Operations (with Low and Loud Overhead Passes) at RAF Fairford
“After a five-hour training mission the B-2 Spirits returned and landed on runway 27 at RAF Fairford where I waited under the flight line for the overhead passes,” Dafydd Phillips. Taken at RAF Fairford by our friend Dafydd Phillips, the cool video in this post features B-2 flight operations during the Spirit recent deployment to...
Cool video shows UFOs… Oh, no wait B-2A Death 11 and 12 Landing at RAF Fairford Earlier this Morning
A third B-2A (Call Sign DEATH13, Spirit of Mississippi) arrived around 20 minutes later. Taken by The Aviation Geek Club reader Ben Ramsay on Aug. 27, 2019 just before 1am local time, the cool video in this post shows two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-2A Spirit Stealth Bombers arriving to RAF Fairford under...
Remembering Russian MiG-29s Midair Collision at RIAT ‘93
The Fulcrums display at RIAT '93 -culminated in a spectacular collision at 200-250m (660-820 ft) in which MiG-29 ‘925 Black’ was virtually cut in two aft of the cockpit, bursting into flames. Taken on Jul. 24, 1993 the famous video in this post shows MiG-29s belonging to Russian Flight Research Institute (named after...
Impressive video shows B-52 strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff
The impressive video in this post shows B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff from RAF Fairford. Taken on Apr. 5, 2019 the impressive video in this post shows B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff from RAF Fairford. This print is available...
“USAF B-52 flying over the Baltic Sea turned around after being tracked by Russian Air Defense System,” Russian MoD Says
The Russian Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a USAF B-52H was spotted flying over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea. As reported by Sputnik News, on Mar. 15, 2019 Russian-language Plane Radar flight tracker reported that a US Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52H Stratofortress (61-0009) strategic bomber flying over the Baltic...
"U.S. spy planes often fly at 10-15 km from Russia's south border" Russian official says
The USAF has started to prepare for the closure of RAF Mildenhall with about 530 USAF personnel and 740 dependants being relocated to RAF Fairford The U.S. Air Force’s 95th Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) and 488th Intelligence Squadron (IS) will relocate its RC-135 Rivet Joint mission from RAF Mildenhall to RAF Fairford as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation. The U.S. Air...
Rare video showsUSAF B-52 strategic bomber refueling From French Air ForceC-135FR tanker
Seeing a B-52 refueling from a French Air Force C-135FR is quite a rare sight given that BUFFs typically refuel from USAF KC-135 and KC-10 tankers Taken on Sep. 25, 2017 the interesting video in this post feature a U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress preparing for take-off at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England and then performing air-to-air refueling with...
Two B-52 and two B-1B strategic bombers are currently deployed to RAF Fairford On Sep. 1, 2017 one B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber arrived at RAF Fairford, U.K. to participate in Ample Strike 2017. The B-52, from the 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana, will join two B-1 Lancer aircraft from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas, and...
Tesla Model S has the quickest acceleration of any production car in the world Taken on Jul. 26, 2017 the cool video in this post features U.S. Air Force (USAF) U-2S spy planes taking off from Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford. Additionally the footage also shows that the Tesla Model S electric car is the new chase car for the U-2....
Ten bomber crews will train at Ellsworth AFB to learn how to fight without GPS coverage
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined B-1B Lancers and B-52H Stratofortresses on Jun. 9 to take part in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations Taken on Jun. 12, 2017 the interesting pictures in this post show a B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, U.K.. This marks the first time in...

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