Amid rising tensions in Ukraine, four USAF B-52 bombers arrive into RAF Fairford


These four B-52s are from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB in North Dakota and arrived into RAF Fairford in England under the callsign of HATE11 flight.

The jets are:
HATE11 (61-0003)
HATE12 (61-0018)
HATE13 (60-0044)
HATE14 (61-0039)

HATE 11/12/13 refuelled in AR-20 with ABBOT 71 flight on the eastern seaboard of the USA before continuing on to bombing ranges in the UK. ABBOT71 flight was a mix of KC-135s and a KC-46 I believe.

HATE 11/13 went on to conduct bombing practice on Tain range in North West Scotland before splitting into singles for their transition to RTB Fairford. HATE13 landed at 14:05 and HATE11 at 15:15.

HATE12 went to the Holbeach Air Weapons Range to the east of England and conduced bombing practice for around 2 hours. This aircraft recovered to Fairford at 14:57.

Source: youtube.com