493rd FS/48th FW.
In April 2005, the 81st FS, 52nd FW deployed a dozen A-10As to Lakenheath under the banner of Exercise Vanguard. The primary purpose of the deployment was to make use of the east coast bombing ra... (more)
Finals to land, rwy 24.
Taxying across to the northern to hold, awaiting clearance.
494th FS "Panthers"
494th FS ("Panthers"). 48FW.
Some much needed warmth on a cold day!
493rd Fighter Squadron / 48th Fighter Wing
48th Fighter Wing Flagship
494th Fighter Squadron / 48th Fighter Wing
81st Fighter Squadron / 52nd Fighter Wing
Lined up on Lakenheath's runway 24, this F-16D of the Illinois ANG was one of six who night stopped on their way back to the US from Poland.
It was bitterly cold on this day, but was the first time I'd seen an Eagle first hand. Superb noise from these!!