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.

F-15E launches from a unique angle – RAF Lakenheath Base Tour – 29th April 2016

I was lucky enough to spend the day with the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath back in April 2016. It was a huge privilege to get up close and personal with these front line aircraft and their crew.

I’ve decided to split the morning launches into the three different aircraft types we saw flying on the day. These are the F-15E from the 492nd and 494th Fighter Squadron, The Bolars and Panthers.

F-15C and D recoveries from an awesome viewing location – RAF Lakenheath Base Tour – 29th April 2016

Firstly apologies for the wind noise, even my fluffy couldn’t handing the wind from the day! 💨

The Reaper pilots did seem to be really using aerodynamic breaking on this day. I’m pretty sure the first guy dropped his nose at the exact point he got alongside us, complete with a fist pump 🤙👊😎

I’ve decided to do the same and split the morning recoveries into the three different aircraft types we saw flying on the day. These are the F-15Cs and Ds from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, The Grim Reapers.

F-15C and D launches from a unique angle – RAF Lakenheath Base Tour – 29th April 2016

I was lucky enough to spend the day with the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath back in April 2016. It was a huge privilege to get up close and personal with these front line aircraft and their crew.

I’ve decided to split the morning launches into the three different aircraft types we saw flying on the day. These are the F-15Cs and Ds from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, The Grim Reapers.