Always a pleasure to see RAF Lakenheath’s 48th Fighter Wing low level in Wales with their F-15s. These C models, callsign GATOR 11-14, were from the famed 493rd FS ‘The Grim Reapers’. Interesting to note the Sniper Pod on the lead jet.
The 493rd Fighter Squadron, the Grim Reapers, paid us a visit on the 7th July in the Mach loop with their F-15Cs. These guys really are impressive at low level, and this was the first time I managed to capture them in The Mach Loop.
A slightly odd beginning to RIAT for me as I was stuck in Italy after the jet I was flying back to the UK on suffered an inflight emergency. This meant that I missed the first arrivals on Wednesday and arrived late on Thursday!
Anyway, here are the movements I caught on the 16th July.