Currently there’s a deployment going on with 6! B-52’s at RAF Fairford in the U.K. They’re from the 2nd Bomber Wing from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, U.S. So we travelled from The Netherlands to the U.K. to go and see them. We were there on Wednesday 20/03 when 3 B-52’s flew a mission and Thursday 21/03 when only 1 took to the sky. We also visited EGVN or RAF Brize Norton which is only a 20 minute drive from there…
Below are some of my pics. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do…
B-52H 61-0015 (Aero41) taxiing off the runway at the end of a mission. Not the brake chute being dragged along…
Another B-52 again with the brake chute still attached
The platform at EGVA as seen from the North end of the base…
Nose art on B-52H 61-0013
Close up shot…
Also a shot from behind with again that brake chute… thats one very big bomber!!
The C-130 ramp at RAF Brize Norton seen from the east side of the base…
50 years special tail C-130J ZH-883 on the ramp…
Again C-130J ZH-883 taxiing by very fast…
The B-52 is one of my favorite planes to look at! It’s always so cool seeing it in the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum!
I agree it’s addictive mate!
I love military aircraft, good job.
Saw a B-52 flying near RAF Marham on its way to Fairford when I was there last week.
Fantastic! Absolute beasts those 52’s, sound pretty amazing too - Nice shots
That B-52 is a monster. I get to see them once a year when my AFB holds an air show. The landing gear is really interesting. It can turn on the ground really tight.
I can’t believe you spotted @SteveSolo !
I don’t know what’s up with these herc guys have in mind, sometimes they forget they are carrying dozens tons 🙄😂
With that tail art I think you’ll find that is Ben Wright ;)
(I’d tag him if I knew his name in IF)
Lol I can do that for you… @Benjwri check Solo’s comments above 🤣😉
Wow! Those are super cool 😎! Keep it up
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