|With unseasonably warm weather and good visibility forecast I made my first visit to Wales for 2008. The forecast also included light winds coming in from the sea; I expected this would bring low level fog for the first part of the morning burning away by mid-morning. I was absolutely stunned to arrive to crystal clear blue skies, a light breeze and a relatively warm temperature!
The light was almost perfect; It provided almost ideal conditions for shooting the Hawks on a knife-edge and I was given lots of practice with a steady flow of traffic from RAF Valley.
Shortly before eleven came the very welcome sight of a Harrier T10 in 1 Sqn markings. It had been an almost unbelievable 505 days since my last low level Harrier in LFA 7.
It was turning out to be a great day and it only got better when this Hawk made a pass that allowed me to get the road in the background and giving a real perspective on how low these aircraft are…..