Friday, 26 October 2012

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

From the official RAF facebook page

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.
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

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

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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