RAF Nimrod MR2 XV250 made an ILS approach and go around to Runway 15 as part of a series of flights to mark its retirement....
.... from RAF service at the end of March 2010 - the flight originated at RAF Kinloss, in Scotland, and.... . .... routed via Newcastle to BHX.... . .... after flying down Runway 15......Photo:Laurence Jones . .... it continued onto Liverpool and back to RAF Kinloss Photo: Laurence Jones . The reason for the visit to BHX was that the flight deck crew all came from Birmingham or Solihull! - they are seen above with the whole Nimrod crew back at RAF Kinloss Photo: RAF Kinloss . A number of Nimrod's have visited BHX over the years - Nimrod MR2 XZ284 was present for the airport's 60th anniversary air display in July 1999 parking in the static display on the former cross runway . Jet2 Boeing 737-330 G-CELH was an early morning arrival operating a charter flight fromMunster/Osnabruck . Newly registered Hawker 850XP M-IRNE was a late afternoon arrival on the Elmdon apron.... .
.... as was Gulfstream IV N317MJ .
.... while Gulfstream 550 N556TT which had arrived on Tuesday afternoon departed
on Monday morning departed to Cairo off Runway 15 .
Photo: Ron Kosys . Photo: Ron Kosys . Scot Airways Dornier 328-110 G-BYHG positioned in to take Sunderland FC back to Newcastle after their Premier League football match against Aston Villa - it has recently returned from lease to Blue Islands whose tail scheme it still wears