3 x B1-B Lancers arrive at RAF Fairford

Above picture: Rockwell B1-B Lancer flying past RAF Fairford (The Aviation Media Co.) Information from Aviation Wales. A flight of three Rockwell B1-B Lancers, commonly known as “Bones” has touched down at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The aircraft flew from […]

This week the RAF celebrates 75 years since the “Dams” raid!

The audacious attack on German reservoirs in the Ruhr Valley with “bouncing bombs” was a major coup for the British Immortalised in the Dambusters film, the aim was to flood a vast area in one raid 19 bombers left RAF […]

C130J over RAF LR: 19 Apr ’17

Two Hercules C130J models over flew RAF Little Rissington yesterday. I thought they maybe para dropping, however upon investigation of Notams, noting was listed, except for long term gliding Notam.

Chinook Lifting off from RAF LR

On my way down to the Lamb Inn at Great Rissington for a Pie and a Pint and this huge chunk of metal takes off from RAF Little Rissington. Had many RAF friends who flew this in the 80’s. Lost […]

BBMF Lancaster over Rissington!

BBMF appears to have an affiliation with Upper Rissington as recently we have had the C47, Spitfire and now the Lancaster PA474, flying over the village. Beautiful sound of 4 Merlins in harmony with 10,000 rivets. They are a fantastic […]

Spitfire VB – AB910

Picture Copyright: J. Flint. This fantastic aircraft beat up our village this week, at an extremely low level. Really enjoy seeing these warbirds, although prefer to view from behind a display line (picture taken at the Spitfire meet at Goodwood). […]

Request Flyby – pattern is closed C130J!

Yesterday, our beautiful village witnessed a very low flyby from a RAF Hercules C130J based at RAF Brize Norton. Special thanks to David Harrison for supplying the pictures. Why was the C130 flying low over the village? The runway orientation […]

C17 drops paras into Little Rissi

Full Story here. On 12th April 2016 with perfect weather a C-17, flown by pilots from Number 99 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, ran in for the first drop at nearby Little Rissington. On board were test aircrew from […]

BBMF – Dakota – C47

Just witnessed an extremely low fly past by the BBMF Dakota C47 over the centre of Upper Rissington. This aircraft is based at RAF Conningsby as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. I did enjoy his fly by, […]

C130J Flies low over village on a PR Exercise

Today, 16th July 2014, two C130J model Hercules flew over Upper Rissington and then RAF Little Rissington on a PR mission. Their mission was to simulate an explosion on the ground detonated from the C130J for a Royal Air Force […]

Flying at Little Rissi’ – 1st/2nd & 16th July

There are plans for Tuesday 1st July 2014 for there to be a Low flying Chinook and Puma helicopter and this is scheduled to take place from 1200 – 1700 hours. This activity will include the use of black smoke […]

Abandoned Wessex helicopter

There appears to be an abandoned RAF Rescue Wessex helicopter on the far side of the airfield beyond the go-cart track. Not sure why it has been left there but has been there since at least 12th July 2011. It […]

Merlins at RAF Little Rissington

Extensive flying at Little Rissington today by a Merlin. Not the first time recently either. Next time the RAF visit us with their nice new helicopters – I hope to get some photographs for the site.