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 Beware, therefore, that some information may be a little out of date.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...
2022 - Hawk T2s, Gateguard T1 2021 - Hawk T2s, Texans, Eurofighter 2020 - Hawk T1s & T2s, Texans 2019 - Hawk T2s, Tucanos, Caernarfon Airport 2018 - Hawk T1s & T2s etc at RAF Valley 2016 - Hawk T2s at RAF Valley 2015 - RAF Museum Cosford, Hawk T2s 2014 - National Museum of Flight in Scotland 2012 - Yorkshire Air Museum 2011 - Tornado GR4s at RAF Lossiemouth 2010 - Nimrods & Typhoons and the Hawk T2 2009 - GR4s at Lossie & Nimrods at Kinloss. 2008 - Hawks, Harriers, Tornadoes
|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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