Royal Air Force Tornado F3 - ZE838,tail code: "GH" - from 43Sqn (Fighting Cocks), blasts away and blurs the background while this Italian EF2000 taxies to the active runway (26R), prior to departure for a TLP2008-5 mission.
"Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" = "No one injures me with impunity". The motto of the Order of the Thistle, used by 1st Wing at Florennes AFB. It was first used on the coins of James VI. of Scotland (James I. of England).
Although the TLP-mission was cancelled this day because of bad weather in the UK and above the Channel, this Florennes based F-16AM is shown waiting at the holding point, with a load of practise bombs on the number 3 and 7 hard-points.
What a stylish special paint! A Sioux Indian - the logo of the 15th Wing - as background for the names of all the aircraft types - superimposed on the giant logo - that served in the transport Wing of the Belgian Air Component.
Close-up of the beauty from Neuburg (special paint Phantom Phlyout JG74), from now on at Wittmundhafen, posing very proudly for the camera during the spottersday for the celebration of "50 years Phantom II" & "35 years Phantom in Germany".
I can't get enough of these beautiful mornings... when I am so close to Phantoms taking-off! This German Air Force F-4F Phantom II from JG71 is part of the first wave, launching from RWY08 at Wittmundshafen.