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JMSDF Atsugi – Kawasaki P-1

By | April 12th, 2019|Categories: Operational Reports|

The Japanese territorial waters cover a vast area around the Japanese islands. For example, Okinawa in the South to Chitose in the North is a distance of around 1400 miles in a direct line. To oversee and protect those waters the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) has utilised a fleet of around 100 Lockheed P-3 Orions since 1984. However, since 2013 the JMSDF has started to replace these ageing aircraft with its own indigenous built modern aircraft – the Kawasaki P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA).

RAF Fairford 2nd Bomb Wing B-52 Deployment

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: News, Operational Reports|

The latest Bomber Task Force deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft into RAF Fairford has commenced, which has so far seen six of the behemoth aircraft arrive at the Gloucestershire Air Base. The arrival of the 2nd Bomb Wing aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, has seen around 400 [...]

115 Combat Wing – Hellenic Air Force – Cretes Ghost Vipers

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: Operational Reports|

The largest of all the Greek islands, Crete sits to the South of Greece’s mainland and is home to the 115 Combat Wing (115 CW) based on the sprawling Souda Air Base situated near Chania. Commanded by Colonel Ioannis Birmpilis, 115 CW is tasked primarily with protecting the southern flanks [...]

Royal International Air Tattoo 2018

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

With over 300 aircraft arriving at RAF Fairford to help celebrate the Royal Air Force’s centenary, AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan joined the masses descending on the airfield with one question on his mind – would the Royal Air Force and Douglas Bader House (DBH) pull out all the stops for what [...]

NATO Tiger Meet 2018 Spotters Day

By | May 25th, 2018|Categories: Event Reports, Exercise Reports|

For aviation enthusiasts, the annual Tiger Meet exercise is one of the most anticipated military gatherings held in Europe thanks to a wide array of participating aircraft and more often than not the special schemes that are applied to them for the event. For NATO Tiger Meet 2018, it was [...]

RAF Cosford Nightshoot

By | April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

Having opened their 2018 season with a chance to capture one of the world’s rarest aeroplanes (the Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 Bobsleigh), it was the turn of one particular F-4 Phantom to receive the Threshold.aero treatment. Joining some 200-odd photographers as RAF Cosford opened its doors once again, AeroResource’s Jamie [...]

Lightning Preservation Group Nightshoot

By | March 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

February. Bruntingthorpe. Lightnings. Yes, it is that time of the year again at which the Lightning Preservation Group opens their season with a dedicated photoshoot of their world-renowned English Electric Lightnings. Jamie Ewan was there and took time to chat with the Group’s Secretary, Scott McPhee.  With the Lightning Preservation Group (LPG) being one of the stalwart [...]

Lightning Preservation Group – ORP Scramble

By | February 4th, 2018|Categories: Event Reports|

With the 2017 ‘offseason’ in full swing, November 4th saw the turn of the Lightning Preservation Group and their English Electric icons to provide an aviation solace with their annual Twilight run. Billed this year as an ‘ORP Scramble’, Jamie Ewan made his way up to their home at Bruntingthorpe [...]

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’

By | January 21st, 2018|Categories: Operational Reports|

“Here we go, here we go, here we go!” - No, not the chant from fans at a football match, but the cries emanating from the two loadmasters of VRC-40 ‘Rawhides’ sat at the rear of our C-2A Greyhound, as they warn us we are just seconds from ‘trapping’ on [...]

Joint Base Andrews Air Show 2017

By | November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Situated just across the Potomac River from Washington DC, Joint Base Andrews is home to a number of units that include the Presidential Airlift Group. Over the weekend of September 16-17 though, the base opened its doors to the public for the Joint Base Andrews Air Show 2017. Adam Duffield [...]

East Kirkby Season Finale

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

With the sun slowly sinking and its last light picking out the features of Lincolnshire’s flat plains, AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan made his way into the heart of ‘Bomber County’ for an evening with an aeroplane that needs no introduction – Just Jane. To say that Just Jane needs no introduction [...]

Northolt Nightshoot XXIII

By | October 29th, 2017|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

Once more, as summer makes way for autumn on its way towards winter, the nightshoot season draws ever closer. Perhaps the most well known of event of its type, RAF Northolt once again opened its doors and welcomed some 250 photographers for Northolt Nightshoot XXIII. Adam Duffield reports on the [...]