RAF Lakenheath

This F-15E Strike Eagle is the first F-15 assigned to RAF Lakenheath to achieve the milestone of 10,000 flight hours

This F-15E Strike Eagle is the first F-15 assigned to RAF Lakenheath to achieve the milestone of 10,000 flight hours

Only 86 of the more than 800 USAF F-15’s have hit 10,000 flight hours. Aircraft 91-0308 is only 1 of… Read More

7 months ago

Did you know ‘wrong’ MiG-29 Kill Markings representing no known country were applied to USAF F-15C Jets after Operation Allied Force?

At the time, Google wasn’t really a thing, so it was hard to just look up what a Serb flag… Read More

10 months ago

Super Cool Video shows 495th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II strike fighters flying low in the Snow at the Mach Loop

Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips, the super cool video in this post shows 495th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II… Read More

11 months ago

SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when he revealed Blackbird’s True Top Speed

‘At some point in the evening, the F-111 guys began to press me, in a good-natured way, for classified information… Read More

1 year ago

Cool video shows special painted F-15E Strike Eagle that celebrates 48th Fighter Wing’s 70th anniversary in the Mach Loop

The latest special painted F-15E Strike Eagle of the 48th Fighter Wing honors USAFE’s 80th anniversary, the Air Force’s 75th… Read More

1 year ago

End of an Era: last 493rd Fighter Squadron commander of the Eagle era recalls the last years of the Mighty F-15C at RAF Lakenheath

In 2022, the Grim Reapers transition to the F-35A Lightning II, closing the chapter of the F -15C Eagle in… Read More

1 year ago

Cool video shows 495th Fighter Squadron F-35As from RAF Lakenheath hitting the Mach Loop for the very First Time

The cool video in this post shows the first of the new 495th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II strike fighters… Read More

2 years ago

RAF Lakenheath receives first Fifth Generation F-35A Lightning II aircraft

RAF Lakenheath first F-35A RAF Lakenheath received its first delivery of F-35A Lightning II aircraft on Dec. 15, 2021. This… Read More

2 years ago

Cool video shows 5 F-15C/D Eagle Air superiority fighters doing 5 unrestricted climbs on Nov. 5

Taken on Nov. 5, 2021 at RAF Lakenheath the cool video in this post, features five F-15 Eagle air superiority… Read More

2 years ago

Freshly painted tail fin of the first F-35A belonging to the USAF first Europe-based Lightning II squadron unveiled

The 495th Fighter Squadron (FS), the first US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Lightning II squadron, was activated on Oct.… Read More

2 years ago

Lakenheath prepares to bid farewell to 493rd FS F-15Cs with “The King” Last Flight after having activated USAF first Europe-based F-35A Squadron

With the arrival of the F-35As, 493rd FS’ F-15Cs will leave for good. The 48th Fighter Wing has activated the… Read More

2 years ago

“His quick actions 100 percent saved my life:” 48th Fighter Wing F-15E Pilot praises Spotter Who Alerted Him to Engine Malfunction

Mr. Ian Simpson happened to be watching planes take off at the base on Jul. 13 when he noted that… Read More

3 years ago

Six F-15E Strike Eagles delivered bombs from Jordan to UAE carrying double their standard munitions load

The 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron executed the first combat tactical ferry mission for the F-15E Strike Eagle platform, enabling the… Read More

3 years ago

495th Fighter Squadron, the first USAF overseas-based F-35A unit, will be called the “Valkyries”

The first F-35As are scheduled to arrive at RAF Lakenheath in late 2021. The base was selected to host the… Read More

3 years ago

F-15E stenciled with 1st Lt. Kenneth “Kage” Allen’s name honors fallen Lakenheath F-15C pilot and remembers him and his family’s sacrifice

Allen was piloting an F-15C Eagle during a training mission when his plane crashed into the North Sea on Jun.… Read More

4 years ago

Raytheon Trophy awarded to Lakenheath F-15 Eagles for the fourth time in a row

“They should just call it the Liberty Trophy from here on out,” 48th Fighter Wing Commander Col. William Marshall. The… Read More

4 years ago

The Story of the ‘wrong’ MiG-29 Kill Markings applied to USAF F-15C Jets after Operation Allied Force

The three 493rd FS “Grim Reaper” pilots that shot down the Fulcrums were Lt Col Cesar “Rico” Rodriguez, Capt Mike… Read More

4 years ago