A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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US Bombers arrive in UK ahead of NATO exercises

US Air Force Boeing B52 Stratofortress have begun to arrive at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire ahead of a “long-planned” training mission with NATO allies. Four of the long-range heavy bombers arrived at the base today with up to four more potentially arriving in the coming days. The timing of the [read more]

Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 used to break the sound barrier
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Chuck Yeager dies at 97

The first pilot to break the sound barrier, Charles Elwood (Chuck) Yeager died on Monday 7th December aged 97. Born in 1923 in Myra, West Virginia, Yeager went on to a successful career in the United States Air Force (USAF) where he reached the rank of Brigadier General. Following the [read more]

A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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US Bombers arrive in Gloucestershire

Six US Air Force B52 Bombers have arrived at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this morning. The B52 is the US Air Forces (USAF) long-range strategic bomber and is regularly deployed to RAF Fairford for operations and exercises across Europe. The bombers have been deployed from Minot Air Base in North [read more]