In February of 2022 this site celebrated its 26th birthday. Work on XPlanes has been sporadic - an awful lot at the beginning and not a lot recently. Beware, therefore, that some information may be a little out of date. The pictures are timeless and I hope you find something here to make your visit worthwhile. A lot of my pictures are scanned-in photos - pre-digital cameras - and my aim is to improve their quality over time.

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Galleries Pictures of RAF aircraft Present and Past, Helicopters, aircraft Foreign to these (UK) shores, old monochrome shots, Guest pictures, and...
Air-to-air Some fantastic air to air pictures of BAe Hawks over Snowdonia & Anglesey.
Hoping to make contact with old friends in the RAF? See if you recognise a name on the list, and get in touch. Add a new entry of your own, free.
Spruce Goose The story of Howard Hughes famous gigantic aircraft.
V Bombers Profiles of the Valiant, Vulcan and Victor.
X Planes Pictures and facts about the X Plane program.
Corgi Diecasts I've started collecting Corgi Aircraft models, concentrating initially on BAe Hawks, see my collection here.
Data Sheets Pictures and facts on many aircraft used by the RAF.
Articles Several great articles, reprinted with permission, from the RAF Yearbook and Air Forces Monthly.
RAF Valley Where to go and what to see at RAF Valley on Anglesey.
BAe Hawks Colourful pictures of many Hawks.
SAR Helicopters The famous yellow Search and Rescue choppers of RAF Valley, SARTU. (Sadly now gone!)
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