After my son David and I completed the initial round of static display photos, an offer was made to take our picture together – so David and I revisited a few of the aircraft for this series of photos – here we are in front of the MiG-29, “Fulcrum.”
The ramp was now dry and the public would soon be looking at these jets, but for now this Lakenheath AB, UK, F-15E, “Strike Eagle” or “Mud Hen” behind us is unobstructed for the camera except for David and I.
David and I stand in front of the German Luftwaffe Panavia, “Tornado;” David was now five and a half years old and quickly growing up into a fine young man.
This is the RAF version of the “Tornado” – which was flown by Germany, the UK and Italy in a variety of roles and configurations.
Here we are standing in front of a Belgian Air Force “NATO Tiger” F-16 “Fighting Falcon” or “Viper” from 31 Squadron at Kleine Brogel; you can still see the wet ramp spots from where the moisture continues to drip off the F-16’s tail.
You can judge a little bit about the actual size and scale of each aircraft from these pictures, as David and I stand in front of this RAF “Jaguar” – which is much smaller than the F-15E for example.
In this picture David and I and the photographer weren’t lined up on the RAF “Harrier” behind us, so the nose of the aircraft was cut off in this photo.
I’ve cropped this version of the RAF Harrier “Jump Jet” which helps fill the picture with the aircraft behind us – but I can’t do anything about the missing nose on the jet.
This Luftwaffe “HFB-320 Hansa Jet” was not in the previous series of Sky Pageant ’92 aircraft photos – and although a little more difficult to research – I finally found a picture of it through Wikipedia.
David and I in a picture that looks down the entire parking ramp for the static display aircraft, on an overcast but clearing day for Sky Pageant ’92.
Since the original photo showed a lot of extra ramp space, I’ve cropped it in this photo to focus the picture on the aircraft.