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A tribute to RAF Mildenhall Air Fete

A tribute to RAF Mildenhall Air Fete

With the sad news of RAF Mildenhall’s closure at the beginning of January. I thought it would be a good time to share some memories of their wonderful Air Fetes over the years… I was fortunate to go to all the shows with my late father from the early eighties to its final one in 2001.

This is our very first analog photo report on Touchdown Aviation!
HAF A-7 Corsair II Retirement

HAF A-7 Corsair II Retirement

On October 17, 2014 the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) retired the Vought A-7 Corsair II with a retirement ceremony at Araxos Air Base. The day before the retirement ceremony a spotters- and press day was organised by 336 Mira, the last squadron to operate the type within the HAF. With the HAF being the sole operator of the type left it was the last opportunity to come up close and personal with SLUF, as it was nicknamed by USAF pilots.
Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

Unlike the build up to RIAT 2013 there was large amount of optimism in the run upto this years show. When Lockheed Martin announced in late spring that the F-35B Lightning II would make its European show debut you can imagine this created a great deal of excitement throughout the enthusiast community.

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