Duxford is the place to be to experience WW2 legends like the Spitfire, Hurricane and Mustang. On the 27th of July their also was an airshow connected to the close ties between the UK and US. Due to the position of the sun and the fairly high position of the flying displays not all shots were satisfactory. Nevertheless a small collection is presented here.
In July a week was spent in eastern UK to visit some major airfileds of the RAF and USAFE. The last few days were not blessed with the best of weather. An exception was Cottesmore on the 26th of July, but unfortunately operational flying was minimal due to a families day.
RAF Coningsby is home to no less than four Typhoon squadrons a weapons evaluation unit and the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Although the weather wasn’t favourable the Typhoons flew very good, which gave us plenty of excellent photo opportunities.
RAF Marham is one of the two homebases of the Tornado GR.4 variant, RAF’s main ground attack plane.
In July both USAFE bases in the UK
were visited. Mildenhall saw some weekend activity of transporters and tankers and during weekdays Lakenheath was only active with A-10’s from Spangdahlem which were on TDY at Lakenheath due to runway repairs at their homebase. No Eagles were seen during the two days we visited Lakenheath.
Kleine Brogel is the scene of one of the most exciting military aviation events in Europe. During one day a combined air operation takes place with over 50 different airframes all of which can be witnessed up close from the flightlines.