RAF Mildenhall buzzing with activity
09 Sep 2004
The 9th of September is the start of a busy period for RAF Mildenhall, one of the British airbases used by USAF Europe. Busy, because it will be expecting an increase of air traffic by 30 percent for the coming two weeks. The base can expect up to 12 additional wide-body aircraft, such as C-5s, C-17s and civilian 747s, a lot of cargo and also additional C-130s.
This because the runway at Ramstein AB, located in Germany, will be closed for renovation starting 12 September. Some of Ramstein's flightline activity will be shifted to Mildenhall. Trucks will pick up the cargo and transport it to mainland Europe.