Slideshow: RAF Planes Depart Bermuda

February 20, 2012

Scores of people lined any road close to the LF Wade International Airport’s runway to get a look at departing Royal Air Force aircraft yesterday [Feb.19]. Two separate groups of aircraft arrived on the island on February 16th, consisting of fighter type jets and larger planes.

As the aircraft were departing, one jet appeared to abort an attempted take-off and took the plane to a side area where the fire service attended after the plane came to a stop. Fire service personnel did not appear to do anything but seemed to be there as a precaution.

That jet plane returned to the airport terminal area where it joined two other jets that did not leave today. A total of five jets and two larger Air Force aircraft left the island at different times throughout the day.

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  1. Family Man says:

    Great photos!

  2. great says:

    i heard them im so mad i missed them. when does the other one leave anybody kno?

  3. bye darn de rerd says:

    Super and excellent pics – well done

  4. Pete Wilson says:

    As a matter of inyerest to persons wanting to know acft. type.
    Royal Air Force PANAVIA Tornado GRIV tactical reconn bombers.
    flts enroute to U.S.A. Nellis AFB Nevada via new Orleans.
    I supplied one airplane having a mechanical problem with oxygen for the ejector seat system, from company stock,(Longtail Aviation).
    there were a total of nine acft., two experienced mechanical problems, with one having to do an aborted take off.
    Acompanying support acft.
    Vickers VC10 K2, Lockheed Tristar C1, lockheed Hercules C2.
    With the end of the Cold War most of the low level type flying is no longer allowed in the U.K. / Europe, with the U.S., and Canada have large amounts of open space where such low level tacticle flying can take place.