A United States Air Force B2 Spirit, currently deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, flies above the English countryside near Dover with two RAF F-35 jets. For the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets have been conducting integration flying training with the B-2 Spirit stealth bombers of the United States Air Force as part of their deployment to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK. The USAF deployment of the B-2’s from the Bomber Task Force Europe is long-planned. Whilst deployed to the UK the aircraft will conduct a series of training activities in Europe. During this deployment, RAF F-35B Lightning fighters are conducting sorties with the USAF B-2 bombers. Both are 5th generation aircraft and this is the first time that USAF B-2’s have trained with non-US F-35’s. RAF Fairford routinely hosts deployments and exercises by US strategic aircraft. These regular deployments reinforce the US Air Force Europe and the Royal Air Force’s unique and complementary partnership and our collective contribution to NATO. Imagery captured by a USAF Exchange Pilot.
Military

RAF F35’s train with USAF B2 Stealth Bombers

The Royal Air Force’s latest aircraft the F-35B Lightning is being put through its paces alongside the B2-A Spirit Stealth Bomber in the skies around Britain. The United States Air Force (USAF) has deployed 3 B2 Stealth Bombers to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire which in itself is a rare event [read more]

Civil Aviation

Jet2 to increase capacity on 4 key routes from Manchester

Leading UK airline Jet2 is to increase capacity on four key routes from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) for Summer 2020 (S20). These routes that will see the increase are Manchester to Nice (NCE/LMFL), Almeria (LEI/LEAM), Corvera (RMU/LEMI) and Preveza (PVK/LGPZ). The four routes are currently operated by 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft [read more]

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Loganair awarded Derry to London PSO route

Scottish regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has been officially awarded the Public Service Obligation route between the city of Derry, Northern Ireland and London. A Public Service Obligation or PSO route is an air route that is deemed vital to the economic development of the region and as such are subsidised [read more]

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Easyjet add London Luton to Prague for W19

Low-Cost Carrier Easyjet (U2/EZY) is launching a new service from London Luton (LTN/EGGW) to Prague (PRG/LKPR) from W19 onwards. Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. It is popular with British travellers looking for a city break of a weekend getaway. In addition to Pragues famous [read more]