Aircraft Carriers
Aircraft Carriers
Aircraft embarked on aircraft carriers and other surface assets.
CVN-70, CVN-71, CVN-75, CVN-77
CG-58, R91
Bruntingthorpe
Bruntingthorpe
Bruntingthorpe APG, Leicestershire, UK
CAG Birds
CAG Birds
Aircraft with [usually colourful] markings for the Commanding Officer of a Carrier Air Wing.
Coningsby
Coningsby (!)
RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, UK.
"Fightertown Lincolnshire". Home to the 121EAW and the Typhoon T3/FGR4s of 3(F) Sqn, IX(F) Sqn, 12 Sqn, 29 Sqn and 41TES. Maintains QRA South on 24/7/365 alert.
Cottesmore
Cottesmore
RAF Cottesmore, Rutland, UK
The final home of the Harriers of the RN and RAF under Joint Force Harrier.
Derwent Dam
Derwent Dam
Derwent Reservoir, Derbyshire, UK
Used by 617 Sqn during WW2 for training for Operation CHASTISE (the Dambuster Raid).
Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK
RAF Finningley in a previous life (and entirely unrelated to RAF Doncaster). Now an international airport.
Elizabeth City
Elizabeth City
CGAS Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA
One of busiest bases in the Coast Guard. Home to MH-60T Jayhawks & HC-130J Hercules plus the Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) and Aviation Logistics Center (ALC).
Fairford
Fairford
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK
Long-term home of RIAT. Hosts USAF bomber deployments and U-2s.
Farnborough
Farnborough
Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, UK
Business/executive airport that hosts a week-long biennial trade show, ending with a public show weekend.
Florennes
Florennes (!)
Florennes AB, Wallonia, Belgium
F-16AM/BMs of the Belgian Air Component's 2nd Tactical Wing (1 Sqn Chardon & 350 Sqn Ambiorix) are based here.
ISTAR
ISTAR (!)
Intelligence
Surveillance
Target Acquisition
& Reconnaissance
Lakenheath
Lakenheath (!)
RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, UK.
The Liberty Wing. Home of the 48th Fighter Wing (48FW) - 492FS Madhatters (F-15E), 493FS Grim Reapers (F-15C/D) & 494FS Panthers (F-15E).
Marham
Marham
RAF Marham, Norfolk, UK
The final home of the RAF Tornado fleet. Now home to the F-35B Lightning force.
Mildenhall
Mildenhall
RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, UK.
The Bloody Hundredth - houses the 100ARW with 351ARS KC-135R/T Stratotankers plus the 352SOW/752SOG with 7SOS CV-22B Ospreys & 67SOS MC-130J Commando IIs and the 321STS of AFSOC.
Mission marks
Mission marks (!)
Markings applied to aircraft signifying operational ordnance employment and/or [air to air] "kill" marks
Museums
Museums
• Virginia Air & Space Center
• South Yorkshire Air Museum
• RAFM Hendon
• Norfolk & Suffolk Air Museum
• Midland Air Museum
Nellis
Nellis
Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The USAF Home of the Fighter Pilot. The USAF Warfare Center hosts more squadrons than any other Air Force Base, including the USAF Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds.