Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Picture gallery: A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft seen over Norfolk skies
The A-10 and members of the 81st Fighter Squadron on temporary duty at RAF Lakenheath. (Photo by Eastern Daily Press)
By Rebecca Gough
Eastern Daily Press
Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 9.04 AM
The sight of an unfamiliar plane in Norfolk's skies has delighted aircraft enthusiasts over recent weeks, thanks to the arrival of a visiting squadron.
More than 25 American personnel and 10 A-10 Thunderbolt II planes from the 81st Fighter Squadron, usually based at Spangdahlem in Germany, have been temporarily stationed at RAF Lakenheath.
More commonly known by its nickname "warthog", the A-10 left England in the early 1990s. For the past fortnight, however, the planes have become a regular sight over the county as they have taken off from RAF Lakenheath, near Brandon, on practice missions.
See Wednesday's paper for more.
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