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F-16AM Fighting Falcon S/n 686

2012 Departures Part 2

RAF Leuchars Airshow Departures Day, Sunday 16th September 2012: The weather for the weekend of the 2012 Leuchars Airshow had been very good up until this point. However, this being Scotland, rain is never far away, and when the weather…

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Sentinel R1 ZJ693 RAF & Tornado GR4A ZA398

2012 Departures Part 1

RAF Leuchars Airshow Departures Day, Sunday 16th September 2012: As a post script to the 2012 airshow, I went to Leuchars on the morning of Sunday 16th September to get some photos of the departing aircraft. Not all the aircraft…

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1 Squadron Stand-up Ceremony

1 Squadron Stand-up Ceremony

RAF Leuchars Airshow, Saturday 15th September 2012: This year’s airshow featured an unusual item: the stand-up ceremony for No. 1 Fighter Squadron. The purpose of the ceremony was to mark the official re-forming of 1 Squadron at RAF Leuchars. The…

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Vampire T.55 LN-DHZ “Spirit Of The Norwegians”

Norwegian Air Force Historic Flight

RAF Leuchars Airshow, Saturday 15th September 2012: The Norwegian Air Force Historic Flight, or Flyvåpenets Historiske Skvadron, appeared at Leuchars 2012 as a 3-ship display. Recent appearances at Leuchars include a solo display by Vampire T.55 LN-DHZ in 2010, and…

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The Blades

Flying Display Aircraft On Static Display

RAF Leuchars Airshow, Saturday 15th September 2012: The aircraft taking part in the flying display at Leuchars are usually parked at the west side of the airfield, well away from the main static aircraft display area. This allows them easy…

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Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1 ZH102

RAF Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1

RAF Leuchars Airshow Practice Day, Friday 14th September 2012: The UK RAF’s Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1 has been a regular visitor to the Leuchars Airshow since I first attended in 2000. However, it’s always been on static display, and its…

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