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  • © Adam Duffield - KC-135R 58-0058 - KC-135 60th Anniversary

KC-135 60th Anniversary

August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

On August 31, 1956 at just after 1pm local time, a new Boeing jet took to the skies for its first flight. That jet, Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 55-3118 named ‘City of Renton’, started a story [...]

  • © Adam Duffield - King's Lynn Tornado Trail

King’s Lynn Tornado Trail

August 18th, 2016|0 Comments

It seems that over the last few years, towns and cities around the UK have taken to decorating their streets with various decorated models such as dragons, sheep, gorillas and pigs. However, for the last [...]

  • © 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 [...]

Event Reports

Old Buckenham Airshow 2016

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Set on the grounds of a former Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 made a welcome return in late July with two days of flying action. Whilst the 2016 show may [...]

  • © Michael Lovering - MiG-21 LanceR C (6824), Romanian Air Force - Bucharest International Air Show 2016

Bucharest International Air Show 2016

September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

The air arms of Eastern European states have long attracted Western enthusiasts. However, as more and more of these ex-communist nations become integrated with Europe and NATO, their military equipment tends to follow suit leading to interesting, [...]

  • © Michael Lovering - USAF F-35A Lightning II - Royal International Air Tattoo 2016

Royal International Air Tattoo 2016

August 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The Royal International Air Tattoo is often the highlight of the UK’s Aviation calendar and attracts an interesting array of aircraft, new and old, from around the world. Anticipation for the show is even higher [...]

  • © Duncan Monk - Royal Navy Commando Assault - RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2016

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2016

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Always a favourite with enthusiasts, RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2016 had a tough act to follow after the great lineup at the 2015 show. In addition, with the withdrawal of the ‘Junglie’ Sea Kings from [...]

  • © Niall Paterson - Bristol 188 XF926 - RAF Cosford Air Show 2016

RAF Cosford Air Show 2016

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

RAF Cosford has, for the second year in a row, gained the distinction of becoming the Royal Air Force’s premier event and having been a fixture on the UK airshow calendar for many years now, [...]

Operational & Exercise Reports

  • © Adam Duffield - The crew of the final taxi runs - RAF Cosford Jaguars final prowl

RAF Cosford Jaguars final prowl

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

After the withdrawal of the SEPECAT Jaguar from Royal Air Force frontline service on April 30, 2007, a number of airframes were destined for a new role within the service as part of 238 Squadron, [...]

  • © Mark Kwiatkowski - Belgian Air Component F-16AM FA-77 - NATO Tiger Meet 2016

NATO Tiger Meet 2016

July 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Between May 16 and 27, Ala 15 of the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) hosted this years edition of the annual NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) at their Zaragoza Air Base home. Two years have [...]

  • © Kevin Wright - Alenia Aermacchi T-346 Master - Italian Air Force Flying Training

Italian Air Force Flying Training

July 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI) is significantly modernising its flying training. In 2015, Alenia Aermacchi’s T-346A advanced jet trainer entered service and 2016 will see the recently announced introduction of Tecnam’s P2006T for basic multi-engined [...]

  • © 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. [...]

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 [...]