B-52H (BUFF01) launch from RAF Fairford 9th July 2017

Just after 6am on a chilly summers morning, the regular dawn chorus of rural Gloucestershire was accompanied by the sound of 8 × Pratt & Whitney TF33s powering this mighty B-52 Stratofortress (60-0002 callsign BUFF01) out to another Baltops mission somewhere out in the Baltic Sea.

This aircraft comes from the 2nd BW United States Air Force at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana.

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.