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    Default Re: RAF Lakenheath

    I took a trip to the Lakenheath viewing area about a month ago, if anyone is suitably bored there are a few shots, click on the pic then either go forward or back


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    Default Re: RAF Lakenheath

    Really enjoyed reading this topic, with some cracking shots, is the viewing area easy to find and what size lense where you guys using ont he day.

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    There used to be a high chain linked fence in the viewing which spoilt things a bit. I used to sit out ont the roadside just to the left or right of the runway line. I am not sure if that is allowed but seeing as it is a public road. Just don't park your car in the road. Yuo used to be able to do that but it caused traffic issues.

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    I don't think you can park at the end of the runway anymore. I used to go all the time in the late 80's and early 90's and park there. It was an excellent place to watch the F-111s and then F-15s.

    Last time I drove that way the verge where you could park up off the road was blocked off with huge red and white barriers. Bloody American Killjoys!

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    The viewing area is just here,
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.41....1&r=0&src=msl
    It is signed off the A1065 Brandon Road

    The other place where all the spotters usually are is here;
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.41....4&r=0&src=msl
    This is a much better place for photography but you may not be able to park here due to other spotters!

    A 300mm lens should be fine for taking photos of the Eagles

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    Has anyone tried taking photos from the other end of the runway recently? There is a public footpath off the Eriswell to Lakenheath road that gets you quite close to the fence from which you can get excellent photos. I haven't been there for 15+ years so don't know if it is still open. Any ideas?

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    Yes, you can still walk up the footpath, parking is a different issue though as there is only one small lay-by here;
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.40....1&r=0&src=msl
    If you do park there you can walk up the path directly opposite and get some good photos.

    Forum member DamienB has some good up to date infor on his website about spotting locations at Lakenheath;
    http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co...akenheath.html

    There was a website that had some great spotting maps which you could download the pdf, I can't remember what the site is now but when I do I'll post it up

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    Default Re: What is this? (on and around the VHB tower at Lakenheath)

    Quote Originally Posted by REF
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeO
    Re the signals square. It dates from the original VHB era that started 1944 although Lakenheath was only completed in 1947. It is said that the square was built over the site of the WW2 tower.

    Whereabouts in relation to the tower was the circular pit?
    Hi Mike

    The circular pit can be seen infront of the signal square in the photo above, which is infront of the VHB Tower. I thought it might have been a defensive position but it seems to be an odd place for it to be.

    The chap who was with us said the old Tower was just to the north of the VHB Tower, about here;
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.40...20&r=0&src=msl
    There is another pit in one of the pic's in this link, looks certain to be just a defensive position. It's in the third piccy of the second post in this link.

    http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8413

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    Default Re: RAF Lakenheath

    Richard,

    Would like to visit tower before it is demolished. Is access currently available please ??

    RUNWAY

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    Hi RUNWAY

    The tower is on an active USAF base, access is not easy and we were invited on. It was not a normal visit and very much a one off visit.

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