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Win Cosford Air Show 2016 Tickets!

April 29th, 2016|1 Comment

We are offering a lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show 2016! The Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show is back and bigger than ever! [...]

  • © Ben Montgomery - HMX-1 Presidential Helicopters at RAF Mildenhall

HMX-1 Presidential Helicopters at RAF Mildenhall

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

It’s all but impossible to miss news of a United States Presidential visit to the United Kingdom, or indeed to any country – the event is always marked with significant pomp and circumstance, as befits [...]

  • © Paul Harvey - Pilatus PC-9M 260 - Irish Air Corps Easter Rising Centenary

Irish Air Corps – Easter Rising Centenary

April 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The Easter Rising of 1916 was the most significant uprising in Ireland against Britain since the United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798, and is generally regarded as the first time that an Irish Republic was declared. [...]

  • © Duncan Monk - Royal Navy Sea King HC4

Westland Sea King HC4 Commando Retirement

March 31st, 2016|0 Comments

The 31st of March 2016 heralded another sad day in the history of UK military aviation as the iconic dark green Westland Sea King HC4 Commando helicopters, affectionately known as 'Junglies', were retired from active [...]

  • © Adam Duffield - Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 44-83735 - American Air Museum Reopening

American Air Museum reopening

March 20th, 2016|0 Comments

In March 2015, the American Air Museum at the Imperial War Museum Duxford closed its doors for a year as it underwent a major refurbishment of both the building and the displays. A little over [...]

Event Reports

  • © Ben Montgomery - Royal Navy Avenger T1 ZZ501 - Northolt Nightshoot XX

Northolt Nightshoot XX

April 16th, 2016|0 Comments

On March 17, the ever popular Northolt Nightshoot event reached a milestone number with the 20th such gathering taking place at the west London base. Adam Duffield, along with many others, made the pilgrimage for [...]

  • © Ben Montgomery - VC-10, Victor and TriStar - Bruntingthorpe Treble Tankers Nightshoot

Bruntingthorpe Treble Tanker Nightshoot

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Being a fan of transport and tanker aircraft, attending a nightshoot at Bruntingthorpe with three of the resident ex-Royal Air Force examples was certainly not a hard decision to make. Ben Montgomery travelled up to [...]

  • © Mike Buckle - Westland Gazelle HT.3 XZ934 G-CBSI - Bourne Park Nightshoot 2

Bourne Park Nightshoot 2

March 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Over the last year or so, the Gazelle Squadron have become one of the most enthusiast friendly display teams on the circuit. Following on from their first event, Saturday 5th March saw Bourne Park Nightshoot [...]

  • © Jamie Ewan - English Electric Lightning F.3 XR713 - Lightning Preservation Group Twilight Run

Lightning Preservation Group Twilight Run

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

As we head into the winter months, events in our hobby are few and far between and normally limited to the odd nightshoot. The Lightning Preservation Group (LPG), however, do not let the season slip [...]

  • © Jamie Ewan - Avro Lancaster 'Just Jane' NX611 - East Kirkby Fireworks

East Kirkby Fireworks & Night Run 2015

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

  Normally held on the first Saturday of November, this year saw the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s season finale fall on the last day of October. Jamie Ewan made the trip into the heart of [...]

Operational Reports

  • © 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 [...]

  • © Mark Forest - NAS Fallon

NAS Fallon

March 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Located in the High Desert of North Nevada and a little over an hour’s drive from Reno, Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon is host to VFC-13 ‘Fighting Saints’, the Naval Strike and Warfare Center (NSAWC) [...]

  • © Mark Forest - Rockwell B-1B Lancer - Home of the Bone II – Ellsworth AFB 28th BW

Home of the Bone II – 28th BW, Ellsworth AFB

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

  Assigned to the United States Air Force (USAF), Air Combat Command has two operational Bomb Wings (BW) - the 7th BW at Dyess AFB Texas with some 32 B-1Bs and, 1000 miles north, the [...]

  • © Jason Grant • Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Part 2

F-35 – Joint Strike Fighter (Part 2)

October 1st, 2015|0 Comments

In part 2 of a series of F-35 articles for AeroResource, Mark Forest & Jason Grant take a look at the oft troubled development of the Lightning II, the progress to date with bringing the [...]

  • © Paul Heasman • BAe Hawk T1 XX350 • RAF Special Paint Schemes 2015

RAF Special Paint Schemes 2015

September 13th, 2015|2 Comments

The Royal Air Force are quite often criticised for the lack of “special scheme” celebratory or commemorative aircraft they produce compared to other air arms, but it’s fair to say that 2015 seems to buck [...]

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 [...]