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Photos & Video: Air Force Transports Injured Man

Photos & Video: Air Force Transports Injured Man

A boat transporting the survivors from a fishing vessel that caught fire arrived in Bermuda this morning [June 24], where an injured crew member was disembarked and taken to Bermuda’s airport by ambulance, and then flown by the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. for further treatment. The fishing vessel ‘Pioneer’ caught fire approximately 900 miles... Read more of this article

Video/Photos: RAF Voyager & Typhoons Leave

Video/Photos: RAF Voyager & Typhoons Leave

Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport saw extra activity today after three military aircraft paid the island a visit, taking off earlier this afternoon.The aircraft visiting the island included a Royal Air Force [RAF] A330 Voyager Tanker accompanying two Typhoon fighter jets, with the jets having arrived earlier this week. It is understood that... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Military Planes Depart Bermuda

Photos & Video: Military Planes Depart Bermuda

[Updated with video] Just before noon today [Feb 22] aircraft from the Royal Air Force departed Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport, heading to the Azores.The group of aircraft included the A330 Voyager Tanker accompanying four Typhoon fighter jets. As is the usual protocol, once the jets start their engines to warm up, passing traffic begin... Read more of this article

Photos: RAF Military Planes Land In Bermuda

Photos: RAF Military Planes Land In Bermuda

At around 5.30pm today [Feb 19] aircraft from the Royal Air Force landed at LF Wade International Airport, with one Voyager tanker and three Typhoons touching down. The RAF aircraft are understood to have traveled from Eglin Air Force Base in northwest Florida, and due to make a short stop on the island. It is not unusual for military aircraft to stop... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Airport Emergency Exercise

Photos & Video: Airport Emergency Exercise

[Updated with video] An emergency exercise took place at the L. F. Wade International Airport today [Dec 7] to test Bermuda’s readiness in the event of a plane crash or other emergency. The exercise, which must be undertaken every two years to ensure Bermuda is compliant with international regulatory requirements, involved various agencies as well... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Royal Air Force Land In Bermuda

Photos & Video: Royal Air Force Land In Bermuda

Two groups of Royal Air Force military aircraft with eight Typhoon fighter jets and two A330 Voyager Tankers landed at Bermuda’s L.F. Wade International Airport yesterday [Dec 1] having arrived from Lajes Air Base in Terceira, Azores.The group are on their way to the annual Red Flag Exercise in Las Vegas, Nevada where the exercise gives pilots... Read more of this article

Photos: FAA Plane Checking NavAid Equipment

Photos: FAA Plane Checking NavAid Equipment

Residents and commuters in the east end this morning [Sept 26] may have witnessed a private plane flying different patterns in the area, sometimes at lower altitudes than usual. LF Wade International Airport General Manager Aaron Adderley explained that “it’s a flight check carried out by the FAA of our NavAid equipment”. NavAid equipment... Read more of this article

Photos: Military Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Photos: Military Plane Makes Emergency Landing

[Updated with video] An AC-130 diverted to Bermuda and made an emergency landing this afternoon [July 24] due to what is understood to be an hydraulics issue. It landed at around 2.00pm, with the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service standing by as the military plane landed. All appeared to have gone well, and military personnel can be seen standing outside... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: RFA Lyme Bay Ship & Helicopter

Photos & Video: RFA Lyme Bay Ship & Helicopter

[Updated] The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Lyme Bay is presently docked in St George’s, and a helicopter from the ship took off at around 1.30pm this afternoon [July 7] and is presently flying over the island.The Royal Navy website describes the vessel by saying: “RFA Lyme Bay is capable of delivering a significant fighting force anywhere... Read more of this article

Photos: Fire Service Responds As Plane Diverts

Photos: Fire Service Responds As Plane Diverts

[Updated] Emergency services responded to the airport at around 4.00pm today [April 18] to stand-by due to a private jet with 13 passengers onboard making an emergency landing due to one engine being out. According to online flight data the plane was heading to New Haven, Connecticut from the Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados when it started diverting... Read more of this article

Photos: Plane Diverts, Two Passengers Arrested

Photos: Plane Diverts, Two Passengers Arrested

[Updated with video] A Thomson Airways flight heading to Mexico diverted to Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport today [April 12], and was greeted by a number of police officers, with at least half a dozen police vehicles visible on scene as of this writing. The Boeing 787-8 departed Gatwick Airport in London this morning heading to Cancun... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Three Planes Divert To Bermuda

Photos & Video: Three Planes Divert To Bermuda

[Updated with third diversion] Two planes diverted to the island tonight [Feb 16] with one landing with a damaged windshield and the other with a medical emergency. At approximately 7.20pm a private plane landed after it diverted to the island with a reported damaged windshield. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service trucks were stationed near the runway for... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: RAF Aircraft Land In Bermuda

Photos & Video: RAF Aircraft Land In Bermuda

Three Royal Air Force [RAF] Tornadoes and one A330-200 Voyager tanker landed at Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport this afternoon [Feb 9] having traveled from Lajes, Azores. The group of military aircraft are headed for a stop in Florida and then on to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to participate in Red Flag, which has been billed as the... Read more of this article