Air International 2013-01
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P-3C Orion BuNo 158204 assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20, flew in formation with the squadron's first P-8A Posedion when aircraft T1 BuNo 167951 arrived at NAS Patuxent River on April 10, 2010.
A student pilot prepares to get in the cockpit as his liney looks on.
Hawk T2 ZK031 seen at low level in the Mach loop in northern Wales.
The two-ship formation breaks up as one plane peels off in dramatic style.
Hawk T2 ZK026/'Q' lifts off the runway at RAF Valley.
Night time ops.
Ascent lineys pull Hawk T2 ZK026/'Q' onto the flight line.
Students and instructor pilots walk to their awaiting Hawk T2s on the flight line at RAF Valley.
Pilots and lineys (the colloquial term for a flight line operative) conduct flying control checks.
The new Moran building was purpose-built for the Hawk T2 at RAF Valley.
Routine maintenance underway inside No.IV(R) Squadron's hangar, which is part of the Moran building at RAF Valley.
Hawk T2 ZK022/'M' sits on jacks during routine maintenance.
View through the head-up display during a night time sortie.
Front cockpit of the Hawk T2.
Rear cockpit displays of the Hawk T2.
1) Panoramic view of the full motion simulator display. 2) The Hawk T2 full mission simulator. 3) The instructor operating station for the Hawk T2 full mission simulator.
Cockpit set-up of the Hawk T2 flying traing device.
Flying training devices offer a step up in realism, constituting a fully-representative T2 cockpit for practising checks and procedures, and rehearsing missions covering the majority of UK airspace and airfields.
P-8A Poseidon BuNo 167952/'JA' is assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) 'Pioneers’ based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. VX-1 has deployed its P-8s to a variety of locations worldwide during the type's initial operational test and evaluation. This shot was taken at RAF Leuchars, Fife in October 2012 during Exercise Joint Warrior.
T3 dispenses flares over the Atlantic Test Range during a mission flown from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
T3 seen dropping a Mk54 torpedo (top) and sonobuoys over the Atlantic Test Range during weapons separation trials flown by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 (VX-20) from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
P-3C Orion BuNo 158204 assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20, flew in formation with the squadron's first P-8A Posedion when aircraft T1 BuNo 167951 arrived at NAS Patuxent River on April 10, 2010.
Based at RAF Lossiemouth, Moray in Scotland, P-8A T6 BuNo 167956 participated in the UK's Joint Warrior exercise for the first time in April 2012.
P-8A T4 BuNo 167952 seen at RAF Leuchars, Fife in October 2012 during Exercise Joint Warrior. The aircraft flew a series of missions from the Scottish base as part of the type's initial operational test and evaluation.
P-8A BuNo 168428 seen at the ceremony to introduce the Poseidon into Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30) 'Pro's Nest’ at NAS Jacksonville, Florida on March 28, 2012.
P-8As BuNo 167952 (T4) and BuNo 167955 (T5) on the flight line at MCB Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii during the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise held June 29 - August 3, 2012. Staged around the Hawaiian Islands, RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise.
MCB Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, a future Poseidon base, hosted two aircraft for the first time during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise held June 29 - August 3, 2012. The multi-national exercise provided complex mission scenarios for VX-1 crews to operationally test the P-8A.
P-8 Poseidon mission system installation and testing takes place at a facility located at Boeing Field in Seattle.
The all-digital cockpit of the P-8A Poseidon.
Controller panel
Mission Set
Aircraft Layout