And the future is bright! This was Tornado F.2 ZD905 'AV' operated by RAF 229 OCU on the display ramp at the 1986 Mildenhall Air Fete. She and her sisters were to replace the Lightnings and Phantoms then in service.
On the performers ramp at the 1986 Mildenhall Air Fete, this is Phantom FG.1 XV587/'G' operated by RAF No.43 Squadron. She was clearly lightweight with no Sparrow or Sidewinder missiles or fuel tanks attached.
Back to the Mildenhall Air Fete on 23rd May 1998 and this is a Slovakian MiG-29UB 5304 operated by the 31 SLK/311 Letka out of Sliac. Russian and East European aircraft visiting our airshows was one of the benefits of the 'peace dividend' of the 90's.
The 1998 Mildenhall Air Fete, this is Tornado GR.1 ZA361/B-57 operated by TTTE / A Sqn which I think was based at RAF Cottesmore. Shame the white van is there, would have been a good comparison photo with the all grey sister machine next to her.
A unique aircraft still in service at the 1986 Mildenhall Air Fete, this Convair C-131F BuNo 141023 was operated by NAS Sigonella. She entered MASDC on 2nd June 1986 so when this photo was taken she had literally days left in active service.
A very nice catch at the Tyndall AFB airshow on 5th November 1989, this was QF-100F serial 56-3760 as '375'. She was last operated by the 107th TFS Michigan ANG and was retired to MASDC in August 1979. She was converted to QF-100F by TFSI in February 1989