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Photo ID 181312 by John Higgins. UK Navy Westland Sea King HU5SAR, XV661
Photo ID: 181312
XV661/26 Sea King HU.5 771 NAS RNAS Culdrose, seen here during the SAR demo at the 2014 Newquay Lifeboat Day. Currently stored at Gosport.
Photo ID 181311 by John Higgins. UK Air Force Gloster Javelin FAW9, XH903
Photo ID: 181311
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
Photo ID 181310 by John Higgins. UK Air Force English Electric Lightning F3, XR713
Photo ID: 181310
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.
Photo ID 181309 by John Higgins. UK Air Force Bell 412EP Griffin HT1, ZJ242
Photo ID: 181309
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.
Photo ID 176806 by John Higgins. Nigeria Air Force Dassault Dornier Alpha Jet A, NAF478
Photo ID: 176806
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.
Photo ID 176805 by John Higgins. UK Air Force Boeing E 3D Sentry AEW1 707 300, ZH106
Photo ID: 176805
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.
Photo ID 165858 by John Higgins. UK Army Westland Apache AH1 WAH 64D, ZJ172
Photo ID: 165858
ZJ172 WAH-64D Apache AH1 3/4 Regt Wattisham. The pyrotechnics certainly added another dimension to the AHDT demo for 2014. Went down really well at RIAT 2014
Photo ID 153625 by John Higgins. Czech Republic Air Force Sukhoi Su 25K, 9013
Photo ID: 153625
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.
Photo ID 153624 by John Higgins. Denmark Air Force Sikorsky S 61A 1 Seaking, U 278
Photo ID: 153624
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.
Photo ID 153381 by John Higgins. UK Air Force British Aerospace Harrier T 12, ZH664
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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.
Photo ID 153318 by John Higgins. Private Starfighters Canadair CF 104D Starfighter CL 90, N104RB
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N104RB CF-104D Starfighter Aerospace, seen here taking off to display at the 2006 Oceana air show, it was nice to get reacquainted with that Widow Maker howl once again. A stunning aircraft.
Photo ID 153317 by John Higgins. USA Air Force Boeing C 135C Stratolifter, 61 2669
Photo ID: 153317
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.
Photo ID 153194 by John Higgins. Finland Air Force Learjet 35A, LJ 1
Photo ID: 153194
LJ-1 Learjet 35A TukiLLv, (1st Flight) Finnish AF, seen here getting airborne from RAF Fairford on a support flight. One of the best looking Learjets around.
Photo ID 153192 by John Higgins. Greece Air Force McDonnell Douglas RF 4E Phantom II, 69 7519
Photo ID: 153192
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
Photo ID 153183 by John Higgins. USA Navy Grumman F 14A Tomcat, 161163
Photo ID: 153183
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.
Photo ID 153180 by John Higgins. UK Navy McDonnell Douglas F 4 Phantom FG1 F 4K, XV586
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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
Photo ID 153179 by John Higgins. USA Air Force Lockheed MC 130P Hercules L 382, 69 5825
Photo ID: 153179
69-5825 MC-130P and 67-14994 MH-53M 352nd SOG from RAF Mildenhall, seen here on the Saturday only at RIAT 2004, performing an AAR demo fly past
Photo ID 153178 by John Higgins. USA Air Force Lockheed F 117A Nighthawk, 83 0808
Photo ID: 153178
83-0808/HO F-117A 9thFS/49thFW Holloman AFB, United States Air Force. A 'Black Knights' stinkbug seen departing for its display at RIAT 2004.
Photo ID 153177 by John Higgins. United Arab Emirates Air Force Airbus A330 243MRTT, 1301
Photo ID: 153177
UAE1301 A UAEAF A330MRTT tanker seen here touching down at Manchester on her tip toes in characteristic 330 style, en route to March AFB in the States, a welcome visitor to my local
Photo ID 152915 by John Higgins. UK Navy Westland Sea King HC4, ZA299
Photo ID: 152915
One of a pair of 845 NAS Sea King HC.4 Junglies that released a barrage of flares during the Commando Assault demo at the RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2014. Not long left for these old girls now, get them whilst you can.
Photo ID 134873 by John Higgins. USA Air Force Lockheed Martin F 22A Raptor, 06 4108
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3rdOG/525thFS "The Bulldogs", 'Raptor 1' in the capable hands of Major Dave "Zeke" Skalicky, the 2010 F-22 demo pilot, tucking the gear up, getting airborne on departures day at RIAT 2010 on its way to Farnborough for a display on the Monday
Photo ID 134872 by John Higgins. USA Air Force Sikorsky MH 53M Pave Low IV S 65, 69 5795
Photo ID: 134872
A 352ndSOG/21stSOS MH-53M "Dust Devils" MH-53M Pave Low IV's seen arriving at RAF Fairford, for static display at RIAT 2004, the last time one would appear at a RIAT show, as the Dust Devils were de-activated on the 9th October 2007.
Photo ID 134871 by John Higgins. UK Air Force Lockheed L 1011 385 3 TriStar K1 500, ZD951
Photo ID: 134871
One of 216 Squadrons Tristars touching down at my local, Manchester, in glorious evening light. 216 Squadron are due to retire their Tristars and disband in 2014
Photo ID 134843 by John Higgins. Greece Air Force McDonnell Douglas RF 4E Phantom II, 69 7519
Photo ID: 134843
Hellenic Air Force 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
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