One of my earliest aviation memories is hearing a roar go over my G-parents place in the mid 80's, running outside just in time to see a Buff about
50ft off the deck disappear over the hill on his way back north to Fairchild. Awesome stuff.
I remember walking the dogs when I was about 5 with my Grandparent's in the Lakes and a Tornado came screaming over the hill we were looked like he
was actually going to hit us. Love hearing them when I'm up there and you actually have to look down to see them.
Looks like you missed out this trip. Local spotters reported that all 8 launched this morning, with two returning to Lakenheath. Those two were flying
spares, and returned after the first AR, once they knew the 6 primary aircraft could take fuel.
Ah well better luck next time for me then can't wait to see them though. Also I don't seem to see as many American planes flying here as much anymore
used to see F15s at least a few times a year haven't done for a long time now.
Years ago, went hiking up in Fairbanks at this place that has these tors. It abuts against the back side of the army base. The pilots fly that like
Star Wars Canyon. Anyway. I got the "look down at the canopy" experience.
The Tornado footage was... well, it had Nirvana in it!
Great video, it was good seeing the C-17, which reminded me, did you know these very same hills doubled for Afghanistan in the movie 'Carry On Up The
Khyber? LOL. The Carry On's are a British institution, and it struck me that those transports are using the hills for the exact same purpose
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I really need to stay in the loop (pun intended) with what aircraft we have visiting here in little old England. I always miss the good stuff I didn't
even know the F35s where here! Next year I've got to get out more
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