News & Staff Blogs

  • © Duncan Monk - RAF F-35B ZM137 - First F-35 Lightning IIs arrive in United Kingdom

First F-35 Lightning IIs arrive in United Kingdom

June 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Wednesday 29th June 2016 saw a significant milestone for the F-35 program, as the first deployment of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II to the United Kingdom commenced with three aircraft landing at RAF Fairford, including [...]

  • © Kevin Paterson - Ex Tac Blaze

Exercise Tac Blaze 16 – Carlisle

June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

With the sleepy airfield at Carlisle converted into a forward operating base for some serious helicopter hardware, AeroResources’ Kevin Paterson decided it was time to dust off the cameras, charge the radios and head for the [...]

  • © Adam Chittenden • Boeing 787-900 N789EX • Farnborough International Airshow 2014

Win Farnborough International Airshow 2016 Tickets!

June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

A highlight of the airshow calendar, the biennial Farnborough International Airshow public weekend has a packed programme which will excite enthusiasts and families alike; 80,000 of which are expected to attend. Thanks to the organisers, AeroResource [...]

  • © Jamie Ewan - Hunting-Percival Jet Provost T.3 XN637 / G-BKOU - The Jet Provost Display Team

The Jet Provost Display Team

June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

In a time where the UK’s classic jet scene is adjusting to the post Shoreham era, many in the aviation community have asked what the future will hold for it. That said, 2015 saw the [...]

  • © Mark Forest • Lockheed Martin F-35B Delivery Flight • El-Centro

Win Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Tickets!

May 30th, 2016|0 Comments

With thanks to the Royal International Air Tattoo Team at Douglas Bader House, we have a pair of tickets to give away to attend the debut of the F-35B  Lightning II at RIAT on Friday 8th July 2016. [...]

Event Reports

  • © Harry Measures - P-51D Mustang 44-72035 G-SIJJ - 'Tall in the Saddle' Unveil

Hangar 11 P-51D ‘Tall In The Saddle’ Unveiling

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

It had long been rumoured that Peter Tiechman, owner of the Hangar 11 Collection based at North Weald, would repaint his P-51D into a new and authentic scheme. It was already known that the Mustang [...]

  • © Adam Duffield - RNHF Fairey Swordfish Mk I W5856 - Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show 2016

Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show 2016

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

When the Shuttleworth Fly Navy show was first announced, anticipation for what could form the display lineup was high. In fact, almost before the first display item was announced, some were pegging it as a [...]

  • © Adam Duffield - Flight line walk - Duxford American Air Show 2016

Duxford American Air Show 2016

June 9th, 2016|0 Comments

As the 2016 airshow season gets underway, the American Air Show held at Duxford’s Imperial War Museum represented the first of the major shows held under the new Civilian Aviation Authority regulations. Celebrating American and [...]

  • © Adam Duffield - Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA548 31 Sqn Special - RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event

RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

As a military aviation enthusiast, getting a chance to access a frontline fast jet base is certainly not an everyday occurrence. Therefore, it’s no surprise that when the RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event was announced in [...]

  • © Duncan Monk - Pitts S-1S G-BKDR - Abingdon Nightshoot 2016

Abingdon Nightshoot 2016

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Originally starting as an invite only event for a very small number of lucky people, the Abingdon Nightshoot has been opened to all over the last few years and as a result become an event [...]

Operational & Exercise Reports

  • © Mark Kwiatkowski - TuAF F-16C 91-0001 - Anatolian Eagle 2016

Anatolian Eagle 2016

June 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Large multi-national air exercises where combined air operations can be executed against strategic and tactical targets provide excellent training opportunities for all participants, but the requirements to host this type of exercise are such that [...]

  • © Duncan Monk - B-52H 60-0044 - Ex BALTOPS / Saber Strike 2016

Ex BALTOPS / Saber Strike 2016

June 14th, 2016|1 Comment

RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire has regularly seen United States Air Force (USAF) long-range bombers deployed to support ongoing multinational exercises in Europe, namely BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) and Saber Strike, over the last couple of years. [...]

  • © Niall Paterson - Turkish Aerospace Industries F-16C 07-1005 - Joint Warrior 16-1

Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1

June 8th, 2016|1 Comment

Running from April 11-22, Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1 was the latest installment of the long running "wargame" held in the UK. With just 30 ships being involved from 15 nations, this edition of the bi-annual [...]

  • © Mark Kwiatkowski - Lockheed F-22A Raptor - F-22 Raptor Deployment to RAF Lakenheath

F-22 Raptor Deployment to RAF Lakenheath

May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Twelve F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron ‘Boneheads’ along with pilots from both the 95th and 301st Fighter Squadrons (FS), operating under the banner of the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), and supplemented by [...]

  • © Mark Forest - Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk - Whiteman Air Force Base

Whiteman Air Force Base

March 30th, 2016|1 Comment

Known the world over as home to the United States Air Force’s Northrop B-2 Spirit fleet, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, also has a number of other units and aircraft assigned to its command. For [...]

Historic & Museum Reports

  • ©David Howe - Harrier T.4A XW271

Hawker Siddeley Harrier T4A XW271

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

From its initial conception and drawings made in 1957 by Ralph Hooper, the P.1127/P.1154/Kestrel went on to become the well-known and much loved icon of British aviation - the Hawker Siddeley Harrier. The first production [...]

  • © Jamie Ewan - English Electric Canberra B(I)8 WT333 - WT333 60th Anniversary

WT333 First Flight 60th Anniversary

February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

On 30th January, the quiet surroundings of Bruntingthorpe were replaced with the roar of jet engines as one of the airfield’s most colourful residents celebrated a huge milestone. Jamie Ewan was among the gathered guests [...]

  • © Adam Duffield - 93rd Bomb Group Museum at Hardwick

93rd Bomb Group Museum

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

During World War Two the shape of the Norfolk countryside was transformed with a multitude of airfields being built to support British and American forces operating over Europe and further afield. Whilst many of the airfields [...]

  • © Adam Duffield - Dassault MD312 Flamant 148/319-DE - L'Epopee de l'Industrie et de l'Aeronautique

L’Epopee de l’Industrie et de l’Aeronautique

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Hidden away in a nondescript industrial estate in the French town of Albert lies L'Epopee de l'Industrie et de l'Aeronautique - unknown to many who pass through. This collection of aircraft, vehicles and other varied [...]

  • © Duncan Monk • De Havilland DH-104 Devon VP952 • RAFM Cosford

RAF Museum Cosford

April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]