Tagged: Europe

F-15 Eagles in Europe

The F-15 Eagle, probably the best air superiority fighter ever built, made its first flight in 1972. One thousand eight hundred seventeen Eagles were built for the United States Air Force: F-15A 384 F-15B 61 F-15C 483 F-15D 92 F-15E...

The Baltic Bees

The photography of Dietmar Schreiber. With 42,000 spectators around Lake Wolfgang and 286 take-offs and landings on the lake, the Scaleria Air Challenge 2015 was the biggest floatplane event to ever happen in Austria. Organized and sponsored by the...

Dietmar’s Passion for Flight

Air to Air Photography by Dietmar Schreiber I went to Alaska in June to take photos of military aircraft during an exercise, and of civilian aircraft during my “off air base” time. While photographing airliners from the back side of Anchorage’s Ted...

A National Treasure – Memorial Day, 2015

There exists a multitude of ways to measure the wealth of a nation. Gross domestic product is probably the most common. Land mass and area could be another. Perhaps even the gold a country keeps. However, of all the...

Breitling Jet Team at Sun N Fun 2015

Yannick Diry is an “Engineer”, who watches his jets carefully. In America he would be a simple “A&P Mechanic”, when you are from Europe, you are an “Engineer”. As he explains it, it’s something more than being a mechanic....

F-111 Aardvark in Europe

During the Cold War, the United States based the EF-111A/F-111E & F-111F with the 20th & 48th TFW in the United Kingdom. While the 20th TFW received the F-111E and later the EF-111A Raven, the 48th TFW was equipped...

Scrambled Eggs–Vietnam-Style

By Maj. Tony Geishauser (USA-Ret.) It started as just another routine day at the office. Of course, my office happened to be the cockpit of a U.S. Army UH-1 “Huey” helicopter flying over Vietnam. Every day started routinely. Some...

Lakenheath´s Strike Eagles

The 48th FW is home-based at the largest US Air Force Base in the United Kingdom. 4,600 active soldiers and 900 civilians from the UK are working and caring for 50 F-15E Strike Eagles and the 21 F-15C/Ds of...