Spent the morning and most of the afternoon at Mildenhall. Better weather than forecast, but saying that, did enjoy the rain, hail, thunder and lightning at lunchtime. Again thanks for the company at John's Field, nice to chat with the spotter we met up with at Coningsby the day before. Also the other spotters there, good company.Noticeable was the lack of F-15's flying at Lakenheath, with only half a dozen launching mid morning to accompany two KC-10's departing from there. Also a Ramstein based C-130 departed Lakenheath prior to these.
159115 C-9B Skytrain II USN VR-61 'Islanders'06-6154 C-17A Globemaster III USAF 60/349 AMW 'Spirit Of Solano' - departed callsign 'Reach 676'06-6157 C-17A Globemaster III USAF 60/349 AMW - arrived callsign 'Reach 893'06-6158 C-17A Globemaster III USAF 60/349 AMW - arrived callsign 'Reach 607'58-0076 KC-135R Stratotanker USAF Reserve 434 ARW/74 ARS62-3508 KC-135R Stratotanker USAF ANG 108 ARW/New Jersey ANG - arrived callsign 'Rocco 84'63-8021 KC-135R Stratotanker USAF 319 ARW - arrived callsign 'Blue 02'73-1586/DM EC-130H Compass Call USAF 41 ECS/55 Wing - departed callsign 'Axis 11'90-0534 C-17A Globemaster III USAF 315/437 AW97-0043 C-17A Globemaster III USAF 315/437 AW 'The Spirit Of Los Angeles' - arrived callsign 'Reach 603'/departed callsign 'Reach 320'
N487EV 747-230B (SF) Evergreen International Airlines - departed callsign 'Evergreen 205'
Lakenheath departures seen at Mildenhall
72-1299/RS C-130E Hercules USAFE 86 AW callsign 'Herky 728'83-0018/LN F-15C Eagle USAFE 493 FS/48 FW84-0014/LN F-15C Eagle USAFE 493 FS/48 FW84-0187 KC-10A Extender USAF 60 AMW callsign 'Blue 37'86-0030 KC-10A Extender USAF 305 AMW callsign 'Blue 36' 86-0174/LN F-15C Eagle USAFE 493 FS/48 FW86-0182/LN F-15D Eagle USAFE 493 FS/48 FW91-0605/LN F-15E Strike Eagle USAFE 48 FW98-0133/LN F-15E Strike Eagle USAFE 48 FW
The F-15's were callsign 'Retro 81-86', so I assume with a mix of C's,D's and E's and the callsign 'Retro' that they were heading Stateside and not Middle East.
Unidentified military overflight Mildenhall
B200 King Air SERCO/RAF 3 FTS/45 (R) Sqn
G-ISSY EC120B Colibri - overflight