EAF 47 Squadron: Zorro Flight

During yesterday’s Official IFATC Takeover: United Kingdom, @Aviation_X and I flew a C130 sortie out of Brize Norton (EGVN) as part of EAF’s C130 Advanced Flying Training (AFT) course.

After departing Brize, we flew north towards AARA13 over the Irish Sea, where Madras 7232, a KDC-10 tanker flown by @BorderAviation from 10 Squadron was waiting for us.

After both of us had refuelled from the tanker, we departed south and descended over Morecambe Bay to enter low level at LAKEY, south of Windermere. From there, we routed north through the Lake District, then back south and east through the Yorkshire Dales, climbing back out of low level west of RAF Leeming (EGXE).

After a brief hold, both of us then flew south to conduct a practice approach at Leeds Bradford (EGNM) before returning to Brize Norton.

Timelapse recorded during the flight:

Ready for departure:


En route to the refuelling area:

Refuelling from the tanker:

Low level flying:

Practice approach at Leeds Bradford:

Sunset arrival at Brize:

EAF is the European Division of Global Air Forces (GAF). For more information about GAF, check out our official thread:

Many thanks to @Tyler_Shelton and everyone else at IFATC who brought this event together.


Great Shots!, Certainly a fantastic opportunity to showcase, the operational capabilities of No.47 Sqn EAF


Looking good fellas 🫡

Great video

Was like maverick scene…

What was the music called in your video?