C17 goes low level through Mach Loop

A C17 from the 315th Airlift Wing (315 AW) set history on 7th July 2017 by being the first to fly the type through the Mach Loop.

Mach loop enthusiasts set twitter alight, sharing their images and video with the twittersphere.

RIAT 2017

We are fast approaching this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo, held between 14-16 July at RAF Fairford. Tickets for the Saturday have already sold out, showing the appetite for the Cotswolds event continues to prove extremely popular with families and aviation enthusiasts alike. Continue reading “RIAT 2017”

F35 Lightning II Low level in North Wales

2nd May saw yet another Mach loop first, this time being a USAF F35 Lightning II! Although the UK has opted for the F35-B (STOVL), it gave the UK its first glimpse of F35 low level action.

A400-M ‘Atlas’ does the loop

An A400-M ‘Atlas’ from the Royal Air Force’s 70 Squadron visit the Mach loop for the very first time. The aircraft is the successor to the RAF’s aging C130-K ‘Hercules’ fleet, providing an upgraded tactical airlift and strategic oversize transport capability.

F22 Raptor first visit to the Mach loop

26th April saw the US Air Force’s stealth fighter, the F22 ‘Raptor’ visit the Machynlleth loop in North Wales for the very first time!

Low level from years gone by