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

  • © 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, [...]

  • © Ben Montgomery - RNlAF F-35A F-002 - Luchtmachtdagen 2016

Luchtmachtdagen 2016

July 1st, 2016|0 Comments

After a year of absence in 2015, the annual Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Luchtmachtdagen returned this year to Vliegerbasis Leeuwarden, in the North of the Netherlands. Whilst the theme of the show was once [...]

  • © 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 [...]

Operational & Exercise Reports

  • © 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. [...]

  • © 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 [...]

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 [...]