Tag: Military aircraft

Video/Photos: Military Plane’s Emergency Landing

Video/Photos: Military Plane’s Emergency Landing

[Updated] An airplane is set to make an emergency landing at the airport this afternoon [May 11] with emergency personnel presently on scene. As of this writing, 2.51pm, the plane has not landed and can be seen circling in the distance. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “All emergency protocols are presently going into place including the... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: RAF Typhoons & Tristar Arrive

Photos/Video: RAF Typhoons & Tristar Arrive

[Updated with video] Four Royal Air Force [RAF] typhoons and one Tristar tanker arrived at the L.F. Wade International Airport at around 1.00pm today [Mar 11].They appeared to be stopping over on their way to a training exercise in Nevada, and we understand that the jets are set to leave Bermuda late tomorrow morning.¬†This is the third time the... Read more of this article

American Navy Helicopter Lands In Bermuda

American Navy Helicopter Lands In Bermuda

This afternoon [Feb 13] a U.S. Navy helicopter landed in Bermuda, with the aircraft flying in to drop off a crew member from a nearby Navy ship following the death of his mother.The USS Gunston Hall ship is located about 75 miles off Bermuda, and unfortunately one of the crew members received word that his mother passed away. He was transported to... Read more of this article

Photos: RAF Military Jets Departing Bermuda

Photos: RAF Military Jets Departing Bermuda

The British Royal Air Force [RAF] aircraft that arrived in Bermuda on Monday left yesterday [Jan 21] after spending the night on the island.Two L-1011 Tristar tankers and seven Tornado fighter jets departed from the LF Wade International Airport at approximately 11.30am, leaving one Tornado jet parked at the airport ramp.The sounds of the jets’... Read more of this article

Firefighters Respond To Military Jet Fuel Spill

Firefighters Respond To Military Jet Fuel Spill

At approximately 3:15 pm on Monday [Jan 20] the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a report of a fuel spill at the L. F. Wade International Airport, which was caused by one of the visiting RAF military aircraft.¬†Eleven firefighters responded to the scene, and it took nearly two hours to complete the cleanup.Watch Commander David DeCouto... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: RAF Tornado Jets & Tanker Arrive

Photos/Video: RAF Tornado Jets & Tanker Arrive

[Updated] The British Royal Air Force [RAF] departed Lajes, Azores this morning and arrived in Bermuda this afternoon [Jan 20] with two L-1011 Tristar tankers and eight Tornado fighter jets landing at the LF Wade International Airport.According to the official RAF website, “The Tornado GR4 is a variable geometry, two-seat, day or night, all-weather... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: RAF Typhoons Land In Bermuda

Photos/Video: RAF Typhoons Land In Bermuda

Five military aircraft from Britain’s Royal Air Force landed at the LF Wade International Airport today [Jan 9], including one Lockheed L-1011 TriStar and four accompanying Typhoons.According to the RAF website they have a mixed fleet of nine Lockheed L-1011 TriStar aircraft, which are operated by No 216 Squadron, based in Oxfordshire, in the... Read more of this article

Photos: US Air Force Hercules C-130 Aircraft

Photos: US Air Force Hercules C-130 Aircraft

A pair of United States Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft have been seen at the LF Wade International Airport over the past few days.The aircraft are understood to be in transit on their way to Europe. The passing of Tropical Storm Melissa over the Atlantic has delayed the journey as the crews await better weather. Click to enlarge photos: #gallery-6... Read more of this article

WW2 B-17 Bombers Flying Through Bermuda

WW2 B-17 Bombers Flying Through Bermuda

Developed in the 1930s, Boeing’s B-17 Flying Fortress became one of the workhorses of the United States Army Air Force [USAAF] in World War Two — and a familiar sight at Bermuda’s newly built air field during that conflict. Used primarily in daylight precision strategic bombing campaigns against German industrial and military targets,... Read more of this article

Video: Navy Aircraft Diverts After Engine Failure

Video: Navy Aircraft Diverts After Engine Failure

[Updated with video] Emergency personnel rushed to the airport this afternoon [May 29] after a U.S. navy plane notified Bermuda that they would be diverting to the island to make an emergency landing as one engine had failed. At least two fire vehicles could be seen on the runway, and police officers were restricting traffic in the area.BFRS Lieutenant... Read more of this article


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