Royal Air Force

Russia suspected of jamming RAF aircraft out of Cyprus

Russian air forces are suspected of jamming British RAF aircraft GPS signals near Akrotiri base, in Cyprus....


Royal Air Force to bid farewell to Sentinel reconnaissance aircraft

The Royal Air Force officially retired its fleet of five Raytheon Sentinel R1 reconnaissance aircraft from service....


“Make your own jet”: Royal Air Force funds Aeralis three-in-one trainer

The Royal Air Force awarded a contract for Aeralis to develop a two-seater "modular" aircraft that could be used for training and attack missions....


RAF C-17 Globemaster makes emergency landing in Birmingham

A Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft declared an emergency and landed at Birmingham Airport....


Amid lockdown, pilot lands at RAF base to “see the beach”

A British court fined a pilot £3,400 for flying in and out of Royal Air Force Valley while the airbase was officially closed...


London and Cambridge startled by RAF Typhoon’s sonic boom

The sonic boom of an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon was heard from London to Cambridge. The fighter was scrambled to intercept an unresponsive airliner....


WW2 female pilot Eleanor Wadsworth dies aged 103

Eleanor Wadsworth, who was one of the last women to have piloted fighters within the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, has passed away....


RAF P-8 Poseidon submarine hunters arrive in definitive base

After being temporarily based in Royal Air Force Station Kinloss, northern Scotland, the new-generation Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft of the British RAF finally reached their ultimate residence in RAF Station Lossiemouth. The base has undergone structure renovation to accommodate the new submarine hunters....


Royal Air Force plane completes special task in Sarajevo Airport

A United Kingdom Royal Air Force (RAF) C-17 Globemaster arrived in Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ), the main international airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The giant landed to complete a special military task....


Fighter jets escort Ryanair flight for 3rd time in two months

Counter-terrorism police have arrested two men after Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept a Ryanair flight due to a potential threat onboard the aircraft. It is the third Ryanair flight in two months which was escorted by fighter jets.  Ryanair flight FR7364 was flying from Vienna (VIE), Austria, to London Stansted Airport (STN), United Kingdom, on August XX, 2020. During the flight, the onboard crew received an ale...