On the 1st February 2015 the seven aircraft of the Army Historic Aircraft Flight were gifted and formally handed over to the Historic Aircraft Flight Trust and will remain based at their current location, AAC Middle Wallop in Hampshire. The future of the aircraft looks promising, as Duncan Monk reports.
Protecting the Protectors - Tracing their roots back to RAF Binbrook’s Crash Gate 2, the Lightning Preservation Group (LPG), hold a number of events through the year which have become a ‘must’ on many an enthusiasts calendar. Jamie Ewan travelled to their home at Bruntingthorpe for a look at their first event of the year – a photography nightshoot with their Lightnings.
Articles > 2015 > Exercises | Jason Grant & Mark Forest | January 2015
Nellis Air Force Base has become synonymous with the Red Flag exercises. Every year, aviation enthusiasts from all over the world make the trek to the desert, north east of Las Vegas to watch the spectacle of the premiere military aircraft training exercise taking place. Jason Grant and Mark Forest made a return trip to Nevada, to watch the aircraft and speak with some of the personnel involved during the first Red Flag exercise of 2015, known as Red Flag 15-1.
Articles > 2015 > News | AeroResource Team | January 2015
January is normally a pretty dull month for aviation. The airshow season is a dim and distant memory, night shoots and other events are quickly fading and generally the weather precludes too many of us from getting out and about. Couple this with the usual post-Christmas blues, and it’s as good a time as any to have a look back at the last 12 months and some of the particular highlights of what has been, in retrospect, a rather wonderful year.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Paul Smith | November 2014
Biggin Hill is an historic airfield which requires no introduction for most aviation enthusiasts having formerly been RAF Biggin Hill. During the airfield’s time in RAF service, based squadrons took a lead role in the air defence of London when it was used by the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War and famously by RAF fighter command squadrons during the Battle of Britain and throughout the Second World War. It is therefore fitting that the airfield retains an active presence of historic fighter aircraft courtesy of the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, including examples of celebrated Battle of Britain fighters the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire.
Starting life as the Future International Military Airlifter (FIMA), the Airbus Military A400M took to the air for the first time on 11 December 2009. Now, nearly 5 years on, the Royal Air Force has taken delivery of the first of their 22 planned airframes. Jamie Ewan was at RAF Brize Norton for the arrival of ZM400.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Adam Duffield | October 2014
The nightshoots at Northolt have become a ‘must do’ for many enthusiasts and often set the standard when it comes to lighting, aircraft and organisation. Adam Duffield headed to London for the 17th event - the second of 2014 - to see what organiser Phillip Dawe and his team had managed to attract. Additional photography from Mark Kwiatkowski.
Articles > 2014 > News | Richard Freail | September 2014
On Tuesday 16th September 2014 de Havilland Sea Vixen XP924 (G-CVIX), nicknamed ‘Foxy Lady’, was gifted to the Fly Navy Heritage Trust at a ceremony at RNAS Yeovilton in the presence of dignitaries, veterans and guests. Richard Freail was there on behalf of AeroResource.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Ben Montgomery | September 2014
For fans of truly vintage aircraft, there is nowhere else in the country where you can experience the excitement of early aviation quite like the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden. Ben Montgomery reports from a beautiful Shuttleworth Pageant Airshow, with a few very special exhibits in the air.