RAF Fairford

USAF B-1B Lancer bombers receive first-ever hot-pit refuel in Turkey

USAF B-1B Lancer bombers receive first-ever hot-pit refuel in Turkey

USAF B-1B bombers receive hot-pit refuel in Turkey US Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary… Read More

6 months ago

Watch the Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe WW II jet fighter displaying for the first time in the UK

Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe displaying for the first time in the UK Filmed at RAF Fairford during Royal International Air… Read More

9 months ago

Watch this video of a B-52H Stratofortress destroying the landing lights at RAF Fairford whilst performing a crab walk demo during RIAT 2023

B-52H destroying landing lights Filmed during Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2023 by our friend Ben Ramsay at UK Aviation… Read More

9 months ago

The Russian MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets that collided at RAF Fairford 30 years ago during IAT ‘93

The MiG-29 Fulcrum The MiG-29 was designed in response to a new generation of American fighters, which included the F-15… Read More

9 months ago

Volume up! Cool video features the loudest B-1B Lancer takeoff ever

A very loud B-1B Lancer takeoff Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips at RAF Fairford on Jun. 18, 2023, the… Read More

10 months ago

Here are the photos of USAF B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers conducting low-approach flyovers over Southeastern Europe

Two B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota currently operating… Read More

2 years ago

USAF B-52 bomber departed RAF Fairford at 11:37pm on Sunday Night and RTB at 10:52pm on Monday, spending almost 24 hours in the air

The B-52 therefore spent around 23 hours and 25 minutes in the air. A US Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress… Read More

2 years ago

Take-offs, touch and goes and steep banking climbs: cool video shows USAF B-1B bombers operations at RAF Fairford

The cool video in this post features U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer strategic bombers operations at Royal Air Force… Read More

3 years ago

Minot B-52 returning from global power mission over Middle East diverts to RAF Fairford due to engine failure

The BUFF with the call sign CAKE11 declared an emergency due to engine failure and circled at 14,000 feet over… Read More

3 years ago

Shocking cockpit footage shows two Russian Su-27s buzzing USAF B-52 Over Black Sea

The Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while crossing within 100 feet of the nose of the… Read More

4 years ago

Cool photos show USAF B-52s performing first ever six-ship diamond formation while integrating with NATO military aircraft

“We operate the B-52s in two and three-ship formations all the time, but flying six B-52s, 500’ feet off each… Read More

4 years ago

This video of a B-52 taking off in heavy crosswinds clearly shows why the BUFF needs outrigger wheels

Since the fuselage is so narrow, the “track” of the main landing gear is also fairly narrow, which means it… Read More

4 years ago

Interesting Video Shows U-2 Spy Plane’s Landing Procedure

As the U-2 comes down to land, rolling slowly to a halt, one wing flops to the ground, then the… Read More

4 years ago

Impressive Video Shows USAF Heavies (C-17, C-5 and B-52) Taking Off on A Foggy Day at RAF Fairford

Taken on Oct. 24, 2019 the impressive video in this post features USAF heavies, C-17, C-5 and B-52 departing on… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

Remembering Russian MiG-29’s 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’… Read More

5 years ago