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.

Thanks so much to those that made it happen. It will be a day that I’ll remember for a long long time!

Music by www.2twoproduction.co.uk

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.

Early morning Grim Reapers

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.

A day with the 48th FW at RAF Lakenheath

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