East Anglia spotting

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East Anglia spotting

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I finally managed to get to RAF Mildenhall & RAF Lakenheath this week for a spotting trip, this is thanks to a good mate of mine who was kind enough to get me there from Luton. Anyway here is the first day's results, it was only half a day in reality & we "only" caught the based aircraft at Mildenhall & a Ramstein based C-130J-30 in the overhead going into Lakenheath.

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ImageUSAF MC-130J Commando II by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF MC-130J Commando II by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF MC-130J Commando II by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF C-130J-30 Hercules by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF C-130J-30 Hercules by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF MC-130J Commando II by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15E Strike Eagles by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF MC-130J Commando II by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135R Stratotanker by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135R Stratotanker by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageEast Anglia Spotting 428 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135R Stratotanker by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135R Stratotanker by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

Lots more to come, but in the meantime there's more on my website & facebook
Dan

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Re: East Anglia spotting

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The second day was still stupidly hot but there was a fair bit of cloud around making photography a little tricky especially at Lakenheath where we spent the morning, there was a lot aircraft movements especially the F-15C & D's with them doing surge training. We went back to Mildenhall in the afternoon & it was pretty much dead until the evening when a USAF KC-10 came in after dragging 4 Saudi F-15SA's over the Atlantic. The highlight though was another MC-130J circuit bashing as the sun was going down, as you'll see the light was spectacular

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15D Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15D Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15E Strike Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15E Strike Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15E Strike Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15E Strike Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15E Strike Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-10A Extender by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-10A Extender by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-10A Extender by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF MC-130J Commando II by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF MC-130J Commando II by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF MC-130J Commando II by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

Still yet more to come in better light I promise :D
Dan

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Re: East Anglia spotting

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Many thanks for sharing !
Great light indeed :D

Fred

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Beautiful shots Dan. Thanks for posting them.

John

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How very beautiful!
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Thanks chaps,

Day 3 I think was the best day for me, the weather was still stupidly hot but there was wall to wall sunshine pretty much all day long. The F-15's at Lakenheath were still doing surge operations so the F-15C's especially were very active. Before the E's came out to play we relocated to Mildenhall as I saw a white top coming in on radar, it happened to be an RC-135U Combat Sent & that has been the catch of the year for me so far. Also the U-2 that diverted into Mildenhall a few days previous departed with a proper racket & a howl similar to that of the Avro Vulcan, there's a video on YouTube by Airshow World that illustrates what I mean, if you watch the long version & cut to when the RC-135U comes in you'll see my ugly mug pretty much straight after it lands talking about it. Anyway on with the photos

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15D Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15D Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRC-135U Combat Sent by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRC-135U Combat Sent by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRC-135U Combat Sent by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC135R by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC135R by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC135R by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-10 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC135R by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC135R by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC135R by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageLockheed U-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageLockheed U-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF A400M by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF A400M by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF A400M by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF A400M by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC135R by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF A400M by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

One more small set to come, thanks again for looking
Dan

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Re: East Anglia spotting

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Final little update from me comes from the Thursday morning in which 4 F-15SA's from the Royal Saudi Air Force departed after staying overnight on a delivery flight, the light was terrible & the clouds were also pretty low so they're not great shots. We went home pretty much straight after these departed

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ImageRSAF F-15SA by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRSAF F-15SA by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRSAF F-15SA by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRSAF F-15SA by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRSAF F-15SA by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRSAF F-15SA by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

Thanks for looking
Dan

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