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NAS Patuxent River

NAS Patuxent River

Located in St Mary’s County, Maryland near the mouth of the Patuxent River, is United States Navy test base Naval Air Station Patuxent River. It is home to the US Naval Test Pilot School and also for various test and evaluation Squadrons. In May 2012 Touchdown Aviation were invited to visit the base and to visit the USNTPS and test Squadrons from the US Navy.
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.

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