Bundle - RAF Coningsby Collection (DVD)
Buy this bundle of four DVDs for the price of three, including near 245 minutes of video from RAF Coningsby during some of the airfield's most interesting years:
Tornado Mission (RRP £10). Sit back and enjoy exclusive fast jet action with an insight into the training of a frontline Squadron. This documentary experiences a composite gunnery course first-hand, with full aircrew briefing, technical preparations of the jet, and the final mission, seen from the ground and the air. Onboard cameras record the ground strafing with two way conversation between RAF Wainfleet tower and the attacking jets. Includes air-to-air firing at a target banner, before returning to 5 Squadron, RAF Coningsby to study the results by counting the hits.
RAF Coningsby Action (RRP £10). This film shows some of the highlights of RAF Station life featuring some rare and unusual visitors from 1994 to 2001. Including French F-8 Crusaders, Russian Antonov An-124 Condor, Royal Air Force C-17 Globemasters, the Red Arrows, a VJ Day rehearsal flypast including a Nimrod, E-3D Sentry, Harriers, Hawks, Jaguars, Tornado F3s and GR1s and many more. Station events featured include the return of Hurricane LF363 after it's rebuild, and a memorable seven ship flypast of the BBMF. The video finishes with a breathtaking Tornado F3 flying display with the 1999 display crew 'Parky' and 'Jabba' - inside the cockpit with aircrew communication and from the ground for the high speed passes and aerobatic manoeuvres.
Thunder in the Sky (RRP £10). RAF Coningsby's last ever air show! This film takes you aloft with exclusive in-flight film from the aircraft based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire England. The sights and sounds of Coningsby's air show 1993 are captured from the ground and the air as over 20 aircraft types including the F15, Jaguar, Harrier, Nimrod, Hercules, plus historic and aerobatic displays thrill the crowds. The ultimate experience is an uniterrupted in-flight feature with 56 Squadron's Tornado F3 display team, including cockpit communication between pilot and navigator. Including film of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster overhaul at RAF St Athan, and the City of Lincoln in her IX Squadron colours. A look behind the scenes of the Air Traffic Control, seeing what it takes to organise a major air show. Tornado pilot and BBMF Fighter Leader, Squadron Leader Paul Day, compares World War II technology with the modern fighting machinery of the Royal Air Force.
No.5 Fighter Squadron (RRP £10). No 5 Squadron, RAF Coningsby - UK, have opened their doors for an unprecedented guided tour of a fully operational Tornado Squadron. O.C. 5 Squadron introduces the Squadron Operating Facility and its NBC warfare provisions; A Tornado pilot walks you around his jet and shows you inside the cockpit, while his navigator explains the Jets complex computer navigation system. A years worth of training missions are compiled into this tape including action from Cope Thunder, Operation Nomad, Exercise Brilliant Foil and Linked Seas, and 5 Sqn's air-to-air and air-to-ground strafing mission. Plus missile firings including inverted Sky Flash launches. No. 5 Squadron's ground crew are filmed hard at work handling Sky Flash and Sidewinder missiles during an Operation Turn Round (OTR), loading the F3's 27mm Mauser Canon with rounds for a strafing mission, plus we take a look around their Hardened Equipment Shelter and other working areas.
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