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Photos of All Aircraft, All Forces, All Locations, and Photographer: John Higgins
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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