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48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished (more added)

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48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished (more added)

Post by XWP29 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:06 pm

Thanks to the Liberty Wing Media Department for the opportunity to document flying actions (and non flying options when the weather declined to oblige). Held through out the year the wing must have played host to many Aviation Photographers who like me were surprised and very grateful for the hospitality. Hope you enjoy them.

Here are some pictures over this year.
1.ImageF15-C 493rd FS 48th FW by XWP29, on Flickr
2.ImageF15-C Arrestor hook by XWP29, on Flickr
3.ImageF15-C 493rd FS Cockpit view by XWP29, on Flickr
4.Image492nd Squadron sign by XWP29, on Flickr
5.ImageReapers bar by XWP29, on Flickr
6.ImageRainy Day F15-E Bolars Pre flight by XWP29, on Flickr
7.ImageF15-C 493rd FS 48TH FW by XWP29, on Flickr
8.ImageF15C 493rd debrief by XWP29, on Flickr
9. ImageF15C 493rd dismount by XWP29, on Flickr
10. ImageF15-C 493rd FS 48th FW in hangar by XWP29, on Flickr
11. Image493rd Air duct FOD cover by XWP29, on Flickr
12. ImageF15C 493rd FS 48 FW Raf Lakenheath by XWP29, on Flickr
13. ImageGrim Reapers Recreation Room by XWP29, on Flickr
14. ImagePanthers Squadron Board by XWP29, on Flickr
15. Image"Bolars" corridor by XWP29, on Flickr
16. ImageMadhatters Ops by XWP29, on Flickr
17. Image492nd FS Ops by XWP29, on Flickr
18. ImagePanthers Patch by XWP29, on Flickr
19.Image492nd FS Ops Weather Briefing by XWP29, on Flickr
20.ImageRAF Lakenheath Patch by XWP29, on Flickr
21.ImageF15-E 492nd FS 48 FW by XWP29, on Flickr
22.ImageF15C 493rd FS 48 FW Raf Lakenheath by XWP29, on Flickr
23.Image493rd FS return to base by XWP29, on Flickr
24.ImageArtwork for Air traffic controllers by XWP29, on Flickr
25.ImageF15 Fire Eagle by XWP29, on Flickr
26.ImageHH-60G Pave Hawk 56th RS by XWP29, on Flickr
27Image493rd FS F15-C's on finals by XWP29, on Flickr
28.ImageRamp Gate by XWP29, on Flickr
29.ImageHH-60G Pave Hawk 56th RS by XWP29, on Flickr
30.ImageF15-E weapons check by XWP29, on Flickr
31.ImageF15-E 494 FS AF 91 320 take off by XWP29, on Flickr
32.ImageF15 E with mixed crew patches watch arrival of F15-C by XWP29, on Flickr
33.ImageF15C 493rd FS 48 FW Raf Lakenheath by XWP29, on Flickr
34.ImageF15C 493rd FS 48 FW Raf Lakenheath by XWP29, on Flickr
35.ImageF15-E 492nd FS AF 96 202 by XWP29, on Flickr
Thanks for looking
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Re: 48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished

Post by Petepilot » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:05 pm

Brilliant set, a different insight to the Lakenheath activities. Thanks for posting! :clap:

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Re: 48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished

Post by paddyboy » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:51 am

Hi Nick :P

Nice selection with some different angles there :thumbs:

The boys and girls on LN always make it a great trip ;)

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: 48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished

Post by paddyboy » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:51 am

Hi Nick :P

Nice selection with some different angles there :thumbs:

The boys and girls on LN always make it a great trip ;)

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: 48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished

Post by kingsown » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:21 am

Yes a great insight but what's behind the bowler hats

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Re: 48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished

Post by herbert » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:48 am

Squadron tradition is that they adopt the traditional headwear of the country they are stationed in. Bowler hats were far mor commonly worn in 1960 than in 2016.

Magnificent set of pictures.

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Post by josh sykes » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:15 pm

An excellent set . Thanks for posting

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Re: 48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished

Post by TeeJay » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:53 am

Nick

What can I say, but WOW :O

That has got to be the best set of on base Lakenheath shots taken and posted on here in 2016 :clap:

Well done mate, heres to some more for 2017 :thumb:

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Post by DanBeeden » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:56 am

These are terrific. Great to see a bit of an insight into life on the squadrons. Fantastic stuff!

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Post by Panavia » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:00 pm

A fantastic and fascinating set of shots. It's great to see some of the 'behind the scenes' stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: 48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished

Post by TealRain » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:45 am

Thanks very much for posting these photos, they're a really nice mix of people and machinery and as a new member of FC it's the first time I've seen a behind the scenes look at the base and some of the traditions of the people who work there.

At the risk of asking what is hopefully not a daft question, how did you go about getting access? is it just a case of contacting the Public Affairs Office?

Many thanks in advance!

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Post by GUNHOG » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:07 am

These excellent shots have just reminded me of the days back in the late 80s and early 90s when I visited Lakenheath (F111s) and Bentwaters and Alconbury (A10s) :clap:

I need to dig out all the photos I took at the time on my old Camera.

I always recall at the Alconbury visit it was just after the first Gulf War and although they were very accommodating with showing me around the base and the Squadron buildings? Some were very strictly out of bounds.

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Re: 48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished (more adde

Post by XWP29 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:27 pm

A few stragglers for V2 and thanks for the comments to date

TealRain, have PM'd you earlier in answer to your questions.

The first photo should have been in tranche one above.

1.Image492nd Patch by XWP29, on Flickr

2.ImageReaper, head on by XWP29, on Flickr

3.ImageCrew Chief by XWP29, on Flickr

4.ImageSmiley Reaper Driver by XWP29, on Flickr

5.ImageGrim Reapers pre flight 06 end by XWP29, on Flickr

6.ImageOn the move by XWP29, on Flickr

7.Image2016_06_22_9999_291 by XWP29, on Flickr

8.ImageStrike Eagle Complex by XWP29, on Flickr

9.Image493rd at the 06 end by XWP29, on Flickr

10.Image492nd F15-E - going around by XWP29, on Flickr

11.Image493rd Take off by XWP29, on Flickr

12.Image493rd FS Grim Reapers recovery P Teichmann in background by XWP29, on Flickr


13.Image56th RS 26212 HH 60G by XWP29, on Flickr

14.Image1 of 4 cables across the runway by XWP29, on Flickr
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Re: 48th Liberty Wing 2016 Previously Unpublished (more adde

Post by paddyboy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:23 pm

Hi Nick :P

Nice add-ons, buddy :thumbs:

Just remember....... ;)

Reapers Rule :Wow:

Best regards :thumb:

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Post by Bat21 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:01 pm

A fine selection of interesting and well photographed shots :thumb:
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Post by liamkillington » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:27 pm

Sublime set and some top access! Thanks for posting!

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