B-1B returning from Sanicole Air Show 09.09.2016

Rockwell B-1B Lancer (85-0089) returning to RAF Fairford on the 9th September 2016 under the call sign CROOK02.

This aircraft is from the 28th BS, part of the 7th OG Global Strike Command and was taking part in the International Sanicole airshow, Belgium (www.sanicole.com).

There was a fairly strong crosswind on this day, which caused the jets (and my camera) to be buffeted around a fair amount. You can see the commander skilfully working the jet through the wind for a gentle landing on runway 27.

Lovely to see these impressive jets in the UK skies again, and hopefully they’ll become a more familiar sight in the coming years.

B-1B returning from Ample Strike mission 09.09.16

Rockwell B-1B Lancer (86-0127) returning to RAF Fairford on the 9th September 2016 under the call sign CROOK01.

This aircraft is from the 28th BS, part of the 7th OG Global Strike Command and was taking part in Ample Strike ’16 in the Czech Republic.

There was a fairly strong crosswind on this day, which caused the jets (and my camera) to be buffeted around a fair amount.

Lovely to see these impressive jets in the UK skies again, and hopefully they’ll become a more familiar sight in the coming years.

2nd B-1B Lancer Launching from RAF Fairford 09.09.16

Rockwell B-1B Lancer (85-0089) from Dyess AFB, Texas, roars out of RAF Fairford on September 9th 2016 under the call sign CROOK02. The jet was so loud my mic wasn’t really able to cope with the noise.

This aircraft is from the 28th BS, part of the 7th OG Global Strike Command and was deploying from RAF Fairford for the International Sanicole airshow, Belgium (www.sanicole.com).

Check out 0:51 as the jet passes through the clouds.

B-1B Lancer launching from RAF Fairford 09.09.16

A single Rockwell B-1 (86-0127) departing RAF Fairford on the 9th September 2016 under the call sign CROOK01.

This aircraft is from the 28th BS, part of the 7th OG Global Strike Command and was taking part in Ample Strike ’16 in the Czech Republic.

Jump to 1:28 for the take off roll.

B-1B Lancer landing at RAF Fairford 04.09.16

Rockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0089 from Dyess AFB, Texas, lands back into RAF Fairford on September 4th 2016 under the call sign CROOK01.

This aircraft is from the 28th BS, part of the 7th OG Global Strike Command and was taking part in a familiarisation flight in preparation for operation Ample Strike ’16 in the Czech Republic.

B-1B Lancer launching from RAF Fairford 04.09.16

Rockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0089 from Dyess AFB, Texas, thunders out of RAF Fairford on September 4th 2016 under the call sign CROOK01.

This aircraft is from the 28th BS, part of the 7th OG Global Strike Command and was taking part in a familiarisation flight in preparation for operation Ample Strike ’16 in the Czech Republic.

The B-1 truly is a sensory overload at such close quarters!

Sabre Strike B-2s into RAF Fairford – 8th June 2015

Two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers arrive at RAF Fairford (UK) for a hot pit turn around back to the USA. A stunning sight in the low evening sunlight in rural Gloucestershire.

These two aircraft had callsigns PANTS11 and PANTS12.

Lovely to meet a few people out and about today, and thanks to all the community for the streams of information. Top stuff!