Friday, 26 October 2012

RAF Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, RAF C-17



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Hawk T1 XX246 and XX318 from 100 Squadron based at RAF Leeming visit RAF Coningsby last month. Both aircraft are wearing 95th anniversary markings featuring two-tone 'Bomber Command' camouflage on the upper fuselage with large skull and cross bones under the fuselage.


http://www.raf.mod.uk/organisation/100squadron.cfm
Photograph: Chris Wood/Global Aviation Resource






The second RAF Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II took off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base today (23 October) for delivery to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Eglin’s eleventh U.S. Marine Corps F-35B ferried to the Emerald Coast with the U.K. jet. The aircraft, known as ZM 136 and BF-16, departed at approximately 8:06 a.m. CDT with Royal Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Jim Schofield and Marine Corps Maj. Adam Levine at the controls, respectively, for the 90-minute ferry flight to Eglin. ZM 136 joins the first United Kingdom F-35B, which arrived at the base for operational test and evaluation in July. The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variants are the fifteenth and sixteenth F-35s to ferry to Eglin this year
http://www.thebaynet.com/news/index.cfm/fa/viewstory/story_ID/29920

elsewhere on this blog, view the first F-35 air display at Yuma /February 2014

http://falkeeinsgreatplanes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/f-35b-lightning-ii-demo-2014-mcas-yuma.html




The mighty C17 from 99 Squadron, moving personnel and freight all around the world. Here the C17 is pictured in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Photo by: Corporal Neil Bryden RAF   © Crown Copyright/MOD

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