RAF Mildenhall 7th May 2014

 

This was my first trip to RAF Mildenhall in 2014, the weather didn't look great but I decided

to go, just on the off-chance that there might be some interesting activity.

I was hoping that I might get to see one or more of the Bell/Boeing CV-22B Ospreys flying, I

knew chances were slim, as they only seemed to be flying in the evening, but, fortunately, my luck was in!

It turned out to be a really good day, lots of flying from the home team, including a number of

touch-and-go's by a base Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II, 87-0024 of the 7th SOS callsign "TALON 71",

the type, sadly, are soon to be retired.

RAF Mildenhall based Boeing KC-135R Stratotankers, were up & about at regular intervals,

then at around 2.45PM one of the CV-22B Ospreys started turning its rotors, things were looking promising,

luvvly jubbly!! :-)

The CV-22B, 11-0058 of the 7th SOS, callsign "KNIFE 75" departed at 15:03, did a circuit of the airfield,

landed, took off again & finally left the airfield at around 15:11. I left before the aircraft returned which

was well over two hours later.

It was a cloudy day mostly all day and very gusty, well worth the effort of getting there though.

 

Arrivals/departures were via Runway 29.

This section contains 78 unique images taken during the day:

USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8308
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8308
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8025
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8025
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8025
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0011
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0011
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3559
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3559
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3559
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3559
3 x USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Ospreys
USAF Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 60-0345
USAF Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 60-0345
USAF Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 60-0345
USAF Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 60-0345
USAF Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 60-0345
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3576
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3576
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3576
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3576
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8008
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8008
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8008
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8008
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8008
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8008
USAF Lockheed MC-130J Hercules 10-5714
USAF Lockheed MC-130J Hercules 10-5714
USAF Lockheed MC-130H Combat Talon II 87-0024
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0001
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0001
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0001
USAF Lockheed MC-130J Hercules 87-0024
USAF Lockheed MC-130J Hercules 87-0024
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Lockheed MC-130J Hercules 87-0024
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
USAF Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey 11-0058
CV-22B Osprey 11-0058 & MC-130J 87-0024

 

All images copyright İRoger Whitcomb 2014 - www.milairpix.com

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