Low level F-15C ‘Grim Reapers’ – Mach Loop – August 2017

Always a pleasure to see RAF Lakenheath’s 48th Fighter Wing low level in Wales with their F-15s. These C models, callsign GATOR 11-14, were from the famed 493rd FS ‘The Grim Reapers’. Interesting to note the Sniper Pod on the lead jet.

Lakenheath’s Grim Reaper F-15Cs 493rd FS low level in Wales – 7th July 2017

The 493rd Fighter Squadron, the Grim Reapers, paid us a visit on the 7th July in the Mach loop with their F-15Cs. These guys really are impressive at low level, and this was the first time I managed to capture them in The Mach Loop.

Mach Loop F-15E Strike Eagles (CLAW41) flight April 10th 2017

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We were visited by the 494th FS from the 48th FW (RAF Lakenheath) on April 10th who treated us to 27 passes in the Mach Loop in Wales. One of the best days we’ve seen.

I decided to separate out each flight of jets into a different video, so that crews and enthusiasts could decipher the action. This flight, CLAW41, was a two ship and did two passes at Bwlch Spur. The jets were 91-0334 and 91-0309 and are here in order of appearance.

Mach Loop F-15E Strike Eagles (DAWG61) flight April 10th 2017

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We were visited by the 494th FS from the 48th FW (RAF Lakenheath) on April 10th who treated us to 27 passes in the Mach Loop in Wales. One of the best days we’ve seen.

I decided to separate out each flight of jets into a different video, so that crews and enthusiasts could decipher the action. This flight, DAWG61, was a two ship and did two passes at Bwlch Spur. The jets were 01-2004 and 92-0364 and are here in order of appearance.

Mach Loop F-15E Strike Eagles (GREMLIN21 afternoon) flight April 10th 2017

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We were visited by the 494th FS from the 48th FW (RAF Lakenheath) on April 10th who treated us to 27 passes in the Mach Loop in Wales. One of the best days we’ve seen.

I decided to separate out each flight of jets into a different video, so that crews and enthusiasts could decipher the action. This flight, GREMLIN21, was a four ship and did two passes at Bwlch Spur. The jets were 91-0320, 91-0603, 01-2001 and this time were also joined by 01-200(?) and are here in order of appearance. We couldn’t get the serial of the last jet as it was pretty much directly above us!

Mach Loop F-15E Strike Eagles (PANTHER42) flight April 10th 2017

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We were visited by the 494th FS from the 48th FW (RAF Lakenheath) on April 10th who treated us to 27 passes in the Mach Loop in Wales. One of the best days we’ve seen.

I decided to separate out each flight of jets into a different video, so that crews and enthusiasts could decipher the action. This aircraft was a singleton, PANTHER42, and did two passes at Bwlch Spur. The jet was 91-0309.

Mach Loop F-15E Strike Eagles (ATARI81) flight April 10th 2017

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We were visited by the 494th FS from the 48th FW (RAF Lakenheath) on April 10th who treated us to 27 passes in the Mach Loop in Wales. One of the best days we’ve seen.

I decided to separate out each flight of jets into a different video, so that crews and enthusiasts could decipher the action. This flight, ATARI81, was a two ship and did three pass at Bwlch Spur. The jets were 91-0324 and 00-3002 and are here in order of appearance but I missed one of the passes.

Mach Loop F-15E Strike Eagles (GREMLIN21) flight April 10th 2017

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We were visited by the 494th FS from the 48th FW (RAF Lakenheath) on April 10th who treated us to 27 passes in the Mach Loop in Wales. One of the best days we’ve seen.

I decided to separate out each flight of jets into a different video, so that crews and enthusiasts could decipher the action. This flight, GREMLIN21, was a three ship and did one pass at Bwlch Spur. The jets were 91-0320, 91-0603 and 01-2001 and are here in order of appearance.

Low level F-15Es, Mach Loop 16th Feb 2016

It was a fantastic day in the loop on February 17th, and the first low level outing with my new Sony X160.

The temperature was below freezing for the first part of the day but SHIFTY flight from the 48th Fighter Wing warmed us all up!

These jets were from the 492nd Fighter Squadron, the Madhatters based out of RAF Lakenheath in the UK.