Tag: Royal Air Force

Airshow Close Call! That Time a Pitts Special Nearly Collided with...

"For a microsecond time stands still. The huge red letters on the top wing and fuselage of the Pitts Special spell the name of...

That Time a Crewless RAF Tornado Flew Away After the Navigator...

We may only imagine the front-seater's feelings as, from his parachute, he watched his Tornado disappearing over the horizonThe following article contains excerpts from...

RAF Typhoon fighters scrambled to intercept Russian military aircraft in UK...

RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled on Oct. 31, 2018 as a precautionary measure against a potential incursion into UK area of interest by one...

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...

A representative description of an air display routine by Vulcan XH558

Those who have seen Vulcan XH558 display can’t fail to have been impressed. Few aircraft have had such an impact on air shows in...

Former RAF Jaguar pilot tells the story of when he was...

"Giving up on the medics, we decided it was time for the bar and he offered me a lift home. Only on the way...

That time a RAF Tornado made an emergency landing at Tonopah...

"The guys at Tonopah had a sense of humour after all, for the silhouette of an F-117 had been stencilled on each side of...

The controversial crash of Vulcan XA897, the first Vulcan B1 to...

A few hundred yards short of the runway, Vulcan XA897 hit the ground before bouncing back into the air... Although the Vulcan had a normal crew...

That time two RAF Phantoms shadowed two Soviet Bears over France...

"I could not avoid a feeling of irritation when I pictured our Mirage colleagues as they attended their Bastille barbecues on this mid-summer's day," Alan...

Cool photos show RN and RAF F-35 pilots conducting first night...

HMS Queen Elizabeth has been kitted out with specially-designed LED lighting on her flight deck to aid night time landingsTaken on Oct. 3, 2018...

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