48th fighter wing

48th FW F-15

48th Fighter Wing Boeing F-15 Eagle powers through the Mach Loop. The 48 FW was given the name “Statue of Liberty Wing” on 4 July 1954 and remains the only U.S. Air Force unit with both a name and a numerical designation.
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Inadvertently had a bit of an “old and new” back to back set of favorites in my list of stuff to post. Oddly enough, they’re both from very similar parts of England!

Top photo: a DeHavilland Hornet Moth flying over the Shuttleworth Mansion at Old Warden. Photo by Geoff Collins.

Bottom photo: an F-15C Eagle flies over East Anglia, England, Aug. 27, 2015, during a flyover event at Royal Air Force Lakenheath. The F-15C, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, circulated until it flew in unison with the U.K. Avro Vulcan XH558 to mark the first and last time these aircraft will fly together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

An air-to-air right side view of a 494th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft releasing its load of Mark 82 high-drag bombs over the Bardenas Reales range.

Take a ride into the danger zone.

An F-15C Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The 48th Fighter Wing sent an additional six aircraft and more than 50 personnel to support NATO’s air policing mission in Lithuania, at the request of U.S. allies in the Baltics.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nunez, 6 MAR 2014.)

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

F-15 Eagle of the 48th Fighter Wing with undercarriage lowered for a landing at Lakenheath. The U.S. Air Force has chosen RAF Lakenheath in the U.K. as its first base for the F-35A in Europe

The U.K. Avro Vulcan XH558, accompanied by two F-15C Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, fly over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Aug. 27, 2015, during a flyover. This historic event marks the first and last time these aircraft will ever fly together. This particular Vulcan was the first one to be delivered to the RAF and now the last complete Vulcan in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

An F-15C Eagle flies over East Anglia, England, Aug. 27, 2015, during a flyover event at Royal Air Force Lakenheath. The F-15C, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, circulated until it flew in unison with the U.K. Avro Vulcan XH558 to mark the first and last time these aircraft will fly together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

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RAF Typhoons exercise alongside a formidable array of coalition aircraft during Exercise RED FLAG – including US Air Force F15s from the 48th Fighter Wing (based at RAF Lakenheath), F-22 Raptor and F16s. By working closely with our US allies we’re able to make sure we’re ready for seamless integration into global coalition air operations. Images: Corporal Neil Bryden.

An F-15C Eagle flies over East Anglia, England, Aug. 27, 2015, during a flyover event at Royal Air Force Lakenheath. The F-15C, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, circulated until it flew in unison with the U.K. Avro Vulcan XH558 to mark the first and last time these aircraft will fly together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)