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At Last a Voyager – But…

The Royal Air Force has replaced its tanker force since I left the UK.  The VC-10s and TriStars have been retired and there is a public private partnership in place to deliver tanking support.  This uses converted Airbus A330s.  They … Continue reading

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Typhoons are Back in Town

The Royal Air Force was back at Red Flag and the Typhoons were a big part of what they brought.  It’s always nice to see Typhoons up and about but, sadly, the RAF has adopted an approach of combining the … Continue reading

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Have You Been Playing in the Sand?

Red Flag may be well known for the fast jet activity but the jets aren’t the only ones that get to play.  The transports also get to have a role.  One of the exercises earlier this year included the U.K. … Continue reading

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Tucanos Low Level (But I’m Not Prepared)

The Lake District is an area that is known to be popular for low flying military aircraft. In all of the years I have been going there, I have hardly seen any jets coming through. Mainly that was because I … Continue reading

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Desert Pink Jets (and not jets)

My friend, Ben, put some pictures on Facebook of a Jaguar being restored in Arizona that is being painted in the desert pink colors that were used during the first Gulf War.  I worked a little on Jags in my … Continue reading

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