A B-52 from 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, heads south after a flythrough.
The USAF hope to keep the type operational until 2045 meaning that it will have seen around 90 years of active service.
Striking tail art of the squadron mascot by Ted Marcel on a Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 of 332 Squadron. The squadron number honours No. 322 (Dutch) Squadron of the RAF which flew Spitfires during World War II.
This is a hand-held in-camera double exposure, exposed separately for the fin and the sky. It almost works.
The party's over,
It's time to call it a day.
A pair of Typhoons from the nine-ship formation taxi back to their Hardened Aircraft Shelters (HAS) on the southern side of the airfield. The Typhoons might be back at Leuchars in 2013 but they will no longer be calling it home.
Thank-you to all at RAF Leuchars for the many years of entertainment and pleasure. Good luck and best wishes for the future.
For the 70th anniversary of the Dambuster raids the BBMF Lancaster assumed the identity of 617 Squadron Lancaster DV385. The original aircraft was a replacement for one lost during the Dambuster raids on the 16th and 17th of May 1943.