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.
Thanks so much to those that made it happen. It will be a day that I’ll remember for a long long time!
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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.
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.
A single F-15D from the mighty 493rd Fighter Squadron, the Grim Reapers, makes an impressive departure and unrestricted climb from RAF Lakenheath on April 29th 2016.
A slightly odd beginning to RIAT for me as I was stuck in Italy after the jet I was flying back to the UK on suffered an inflight emergency. This meant that I missed the first arrivals on Wednesday and arrived late on Thursday!
Anyway, here are the movements I caught on the 16th July.
My brother and I spent a day at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England, on January 10th 2012. Another awesome day which began with a mass launch of F15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron.
Unfortunately I had some audio related issues for the first hour of the day, due mostly to excitement, but rather than bin the footage I thought I’d do something more fun with it.
I know it’s wrong but it’s also oh so right! 🙂 I hope you enjoy.
14th December 2011 was a very busy day at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, UK. In addition to the 60 or so F-15 movements we also had a Danish AF CL-604, two USAF HH-60s and a USAF KC-135.
Although my brother and I have been visiting Lakenheath for around 20 years this is the first time with my new video camera, a Sony HDR-SR11E so please forgive some of the shaky camera work and the few audio issues. These will be fixed next time!
All footage was shot with the HDR-SR11 and edited with Final Cut X.
For more information on Lakenheath – http://www.lakenheath.af.mil
My brother’s website is here with stills coming shortly – http://krisrj.co.uk
Departures day at RAF Fairford 2010.
Shot with a Canon XL2 at RAF Fairford (UK) 19th July 2010, edited in Final Cut Pro X