SP3006 : Lockheed C-130 Hercules on final approach, RAF Brize Norton

taken 5 years ago, near to Lew, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Lockheed C-130 Hercules on final approach, RAF Brize Norton
Lockheed C-130 Hercules on final approach, RAF Brize Norton
The Hercules is a tactical transport aircraft built by Lockheed Martin. Highly successful, variants have been in service for over 50 years. Since 2011 all the RAF Hercules are based here at Brize Norton. This particular aircraft was evidently on a training exercise as once it had landed it took off again without stopping, a technique known as circuits and bumps.
RAF Brize Norton
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RAF Brize Norton first opened in 1937 and has been in more or less continuous use as a military airfield ever since. In 1953 Brize Norton was taken over by the United States Air Force but in 1965 control reverted to the Royal Air Force. With the closure of RAF Lyneham in 2011, Brize Norton became the main operating base for RAF air transport and in-air refuelling aircraft. More on wikipedia LinkExternal link
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SP3006, 18 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Air transport  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Category
Aircraft   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 309 063 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.3156N 1:33.1812W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 305 062
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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