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Here it is again... of course this was taken at  FAIRFORD when they were on Excercises..

Another video if same Aircraft ...

 

Published on Jun 19, 2018

 

U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber aircraft takeoff at RAF Fairford, Great Britain on June 2, 2018

as part of exercise Trojan Footprint 18. 

Now a bit Of HISTORY!

Royal Air Force Fairford or more simply RAF Fairford (IATA: FFD, ICAO: EGVA) is a Royal Air Force (RAF) station in Gloucestershire, England which is currently a standby airfield and therefore not in everyday use. Its most prominent use in recent years has been as an airfield for United States Air Force B-52s during the 2003 Iraq War, Operation Allied Force in 1999, and the first Gulf War in 1991. It is the US Air Force's only European airfield for heavy bombers.[1]

 

RAF Fairford.Near Fairford, Gloucestershire .

Coordinates51°40′56″N001°47′24″WTypeRoyal Air Force stationSite informationOwnerMinistry of DefenceOperatorRoyal Air Force(1944-1950)

United States Air Force (1950-Present)Site historyBuilt1943In use1944–1950 & 1950–PresentEventsRoyal International Air TattooAirfield informationIdentifiersIATA: FFD, ICAO: EGVAElevation87 metres (285 ft) AMSLRunwaysDirectionLength and surface09/273,046 metres (9,993 ft) Asphalt.

 

RAF Fairford was the only TransOceanic Abort Landing site for NASA's Space Shuttle in the UK. As well as having a sufficiently long runway for a shuttle landing (the runway is 3,046 m (9,993 ft) long), it also had NASA-trained fire and medical crews stationed on the airfield.[2] The runway is rated with an unrestricted load-bearing capacity, meaning that it can support any aircraft with any type of load.

 

RAF Fairford is also the home of the Royal International Air Tattoo(RIAT), an annual air display. RIAT is one of the largest airshows in the world, with the 2003 show recognised by Guinness World Records as the largest military airshow ever, with an attendance of 535 aircraft.

 "B-1B Lancer Bombers Takeoff In The United Kingdom". EXCERCISE TROJAN FOOTPRINT 18: Enjoy.

 

 

 

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