XH903/G Gloster Javelin FAW.9, Royal Air Force. Seen here outside the aviator restaurant at Staverton airport near Cheltenham, in the markings of 33 Squadron, this jet used to be the gate guard at RAF Innsworth, now, inside the new Jet Age Museum
XR713/C English Electric Lightning F.3 ( in the marks of 111 Squadron RAF Leuchars, Royal Air Force) Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe. The most recent addition to the LPG fleet, seen here basking in the sun, on display outside the QRA sheds.
ZJ242/E Bell AB.412 Griffin HT.1 Defence Helicopter Flying School, 60(R) Squadron, RAF Shawbury, Royal Air Force. Seen here on departure from the field at the Smugglers Inn, after the Dawlish airshow back in 2009.
NAF478, Alpha Jet A, Nigerian Air Force, seen here at Manchester on its long delivery flight to the Nigerian Air Force, for a fuel stop, after arrival from Reykjavik, nice to see another one of these colourful rare birds, staging through Manchester.
ZH106 Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1, 8 Squadron, RAF Waddington, Royal Air Force. NATO 30 seen here getting airborne out of Manchester, after being stripped of paint at the Air Livery facility, it seems the new paint failed to arrive in time.
9013 Su-25K 'Frogfoot' Czech AF 30.bilp, "Ostravsky" Pardbice AB. Without doubt one of the best things we ever saw here at a show in the UK after the Iron Curtain came down, was this stunning, special schemed Czech Frogfoot at ATI 92 at Boscombe Down.
U-278 S-61 A-1 Sea King Esk 722 Vaerlose, Royal Danish Air Force. Seen here in the static display at the Air Tournament International display at Boscombe Down in 1992. This cab was wfu in 2010, currently up for sale.
ZH664/112 Harrier T.12 4(R) Squadron RAF Wittering leads the line up of Royal Air Force Harriers on the 4(R) Squadron line at the spiritual home of the Harrier, RAF Wittering, the following day, all of these jets departed Wittering for the last time.
61-2669 C-135C 412th Test Wing Edwards AFB. "Trout 99" the immaculate C-135C Speckled Trout from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB seen here departing RIAT 1999. Probably the cleanest in service aircraft I have ever seen. She is now preserved at Edwards.
69-7519 RF-4E Hellenic Air Force, an RF-4E from the 348 Mira 'Matia' (meaning eyes) squadron based at Larisa AB in Greece, in superb special Recce Spook markings, getting airborne from RAF Fairford after static display at RIAT 2005
161163/AJ-205, F-14D VF-213 Black Lions, US Navy, CVW-8, (CVN-71) USS Theodore Roosevelt. Lion 205 is seen here accelerating hard, from 0-180mph in around 200 feet as this Tomcat is launched from the deck during the final daylight event of the day.
XV586/R-010 F-4K FG.1 892 NAS HMS Ark Royal,seen here after a very recent re-paint into 892 NAS colour scheme, this superb looking F-4K (FG.1) was one of the stars of the Air Day 14 static display, especially as I never had the pleasure of seeing a Royal