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Tornado: To the Last: Listen to the Powerful piece of music released to celebrate almost 40 Years of Service by the Tonka
RAF Museum and the Services Sound and Vision Corporation used archive footage to make the video. Named Tornado: To the Last, the cool video in this post is a powerful piece of music composed by Royal Air Force (RAF) Music Services, released to celebrate almost 40 years of service by the Tornado...
Rare RAF Jaguar T2 Cockpit Section on Sale on eBay. And for 9,999.99 GBP (Plus Shipping) it can be yours.
“The Jaguar T2 Cockpit Section would make the ultimate souvenir /display for any ex Jag Aircrew / ground crew or anyone lucky enough to have flown in the back of this 2 seat T Bird trainer variant aircraft.” Grab your chance to buy on eBay a very rare Royal Air Force (RAF)...
This RAF Tornado Navigator is the first Tonka crew member to fly 6000 hours in the type
To date Flight Lieutenant Chris Stradling is the only person from the nations who fly the Tornado – UK, Italy, Germany and Saudi Arabia, to break the 6000-hour mark A Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado navigator from RAF Marham has become the first person in history to log over 6000 hours flying...
Supersonic Victor: that time a RAF strategic bomber dived out of control from 46,000 to 16,000 feet in 20 seconds
The Victor experienced maximums of about minus 3 and plus 5 G’s (more than airframe design limits), and the whole incident lasted about 60 secs with the descent from 46,000 to 16,000 in about 20 secs – vertically supersonic! The following story was written by John Saxon and appears on his website....
These Stirling pilots were awarded Victoria Cross Medals for their gallantry on raids to targets at Turin
Flt Sgt R H Middleton and Flt Sgt Arthur Aaron were awarded Victoria Cross Medals for flying sorties to distant Italian targets. Of the RAF’s trio of four-engined heavy bombers in World War 2, the mighty Short Stirling was the first to enter service in August 1940. A total of...
The Lancaster Operations over Germany
The 1943 Battles of the Ruhr and Hamburg realized heavy destruction of German industrial resources but only at a steadily rising loss ratio caused primarily by Luftwaffe Night Fighters The Lancaster bomber holds a special place of affection mingled with a great deal of pride in the hearts of British and Commonwealth...
Remembering Operation Chastise: Special Lancasters, the No. 617 Squadron and the Dam Buster raids
Lancaster only specially formed wartime unit was No. 617 Squadron, used to attack the Ruhr Dams on the night of May 16/17, 1943 The Lancaster bomber holds a special place of affection mingled with a great deal of pride in the hearts of British and Commonwealth citizens — feelings which perhaps find their...
Cool HD Video shows VF-211 F-14A Tomcats taking fuel from RAF Tristar Tanker
“In this particular mission, not only were we refueling at night, but we were doing so on top of a thunderstorm,” Keith “Virus” Schomig, former F-14A Tomcat RIO with VF-211 Checkmates Taken by former Tomcat RIO Keith “Virus” Schomig from the cockpit of his F-14 in February 2002, the cool video in this...
Last Special Color Tornado for RAF 31 Squadron
RAF 31 Squadron will be re-roled to the MQ-9B Protector unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Royal Air Force (RAF) 31 Squadron has painted a Tornado GR4 in this cool special colour scheme. The Goldstars have operated the Tornado since 1984, initially in Germany and then from RAF Marham since 2001. Following the retirement of the Tornado next year 31 Squadron will stand...
Airshow Close Call: That Time a Pitts Special Nearly Collided with RAF Jaguar Display Pilot Doing his Final High-Speed Pass
"For a microsecond time stands still. The huge red letters on the top wing and fuselage of the Pitts Special spell the name of a well-known cigarette. They sweep past my canopy in slow time. An open-mouthed, white-faced pilot looks across the incredibly small gap between us," Ian Smith, Former RAF Jaguar Display Pilot The following article contains excerpts from Flight...