Articles > 2015 > Events | Harry Measures | April 2015
Located at North Weald, the Hangar 11 Collection is home to some of the UK’s finest warbirds. Owned by Peter Teichman, the collection currently comprises of four aircraft, with one restoration waiting in the wings. Harry Measures reports from a night shoot arranged with two of the magnificent examples.
Articles > 2015 > Events | Adam Duffield | April 2015
To many warbird and airshow enthusiasts Maurice Hammond and his fantastic collection of aircraft at Hardwick Warbirds needs no introduction. Throwing open the hangar doors to a small number of photographers on 18th April, a slight glimpse of the locations wartime past was brought to life for those in attendance. Adam Duffield went along to see what the event had to offer at a venue well known for its friendliness.
Articles > 2015 > Museums | Adam Duffield | April 2015
In 1904 the first airbase in Italy was founded on the edge of Lake Bracciano in the village of Vigna di Valle. Now, over 110 years later, the former airship and seaplane base is now the home of the Italian Air Force Museum - Museo Storico Aeronautica Militare. Adam Duffield ventured out to explore the fascinating collection.
Articles > 2015 > Museums | Adam Duffield & Duncan Monk | April 2015
Opening as an RAF Station in 1938, RAF Cosford has been home to numerous training colleges over the years and today still provides training for many trades within the Royal Air Force. On top of this, it is also home to one of the two RAF museums. Adam Duffield and Duncan Monk spent a day exploring the many exhibits.
Articles > 2015 > News | David Mackey | April 2015
The A-10s from the 354th EFS (Expeditionary Fighter Squadron), 355th FW, based at David-Monthan AFB are the first of several planned theatre security package deployments to Europe under the operation name “Atlantic Resolve”. David Mackey gives an update on their time within the UK during a short deployment at RAF Lakenheath.
Home to one of the finest collections of aircraft in the UK, Jamie Ewan travelled to the Yorkshire Air Museum for a nightshoot with their replica Handley Page Halifax III better known as 'Friday the 13th'.
Articles > 2015 > Operational | Jason Grant & Mark Forest | March 2015
Aggressor aircraft in their distinctive colour schemes are a common sight at Nellis AFB and over the Nevada Test and Training Range. However, with the recent deactivation the 65th Aggressor Squadron consigning the Russian aircraft marked Eagles to the annals of history, and with the latest generation of aircraft becoming a more familiar sight, Jason Grant and Mark Forest take a look at how the remaining Aggressor Squadron at Nellis AFB - the 64th Aggressor Squadron flying older 4th generation aircraft - remain at the cutting edge as well as the history behind the United States Air Force Aggressor Squadrons at Nellis AFB.
Articles > 2015 > Operational | Ben Montgomery | March 2015
In a manner not seen since it came of age in Vietnam, Afghanistan has thrown a spotlight onto the vital role of the helicopter in fighting and winning modern conflicts. As part of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the Ministry of Defence outlined their Rotary Wing Strategy – aiming to reequip and modernise the UK armed forces rotary wing fleet over the next ten years. Half way through that timeframe, MoD Defence Equipment and Support showcased their progress at RAF Benson – home of the modernised Puma HC.2.
Articles > 2015 > News | David Mackey | March 2015
Four years after their last appearance in the United Kingdom, the fearsome A-10C Thunderbolt II has returned at RAF Lakenheath. Operated as a Theatre Security Package under Operation Atlantic Resolve, the aircraft are deployed at Spangdahlem AB in Germany – but paying a visit to Lakenheath, as David Mackey reports.