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93rd Bomb Group Museum

By |January 26th, 2016|

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 and memories may be long since gone, a few small groups of dedicated individuals work [...]

L’Epopee de l’Industrie et de l’Aeronautique

By |January 21st, 2016|

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 items may be off the beaten track but is it worth seeking it out? Adam [...]

AeroResource 2015 Highlights

By |January 6th, 2016|

As is the trend for the end of each year, it’s time for us at AeroResource to reflect on our 2015 – and unfortunately unlike 2014 the lows immediately spring to mind ahead of the highs. 2015 has been a difficult year for airshows, with the loss of Kevin Whyman [...]

UK Helicopter Search and Rescue

By |January 1st, 2016|

The world of UK Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) has gone through a historic transition over the past 12 months culminating today, January 1st 2016 at 0900. Both the distinctive yellow Royal Air Force and red and grey Royal Navy Sea King aircraft have bowed out and been replaced by [...]

Vulcan XH558 Image Wall

By |December 11th, 2015|

The second retirement of Avro Vulcan XH558 has brought with it an incredible amount of attention not just from enthusiasts but also the wider public. In an attempt to show and preserve the memories of XH558’s last 8 years of flight following restoration, the team at AeroResource put out a request for [...]

Lightning Preservation Group Twilight Run

By |December 8th, 2015|

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 by without one last hurrah. Harry Measures was at their Bruntingthorpe base for a night [...]

East Kirkby Fireworks & Night Run 2015

By |December 3rd, 2015|

  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 Bomber County for a night with Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ for AeroResource for the East [...]

Sywell Radial and Trainer Fly-in

By |November 15th, 2015|

  With fly-ins being the heart and soul of the United Kingdom’s general aviation scene, AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan popped up to Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, for a look at the recent Sywell Radial and Trainer fly-in organised by Andrew O’Dell. Found in the heart of Northamptonshire, Sywell Aerodrome opened in 1928 under [...]

Bourne Park Nightshoot

By |November 9th, 2015|

  October 23 saw the first nightshoot hosted by the Gazelle Squadron at their rather picturesque home of Bourne Park near Andover. Mark Empson was there with his camera and tripod for AeroResource. With the night’s drawing in, the autumn/winter period always proves popular with organisers offering the chance of [...]

Yorkshire Air Show 2015

By |November 3rd, 2015|

After an absence from the airshow scene of twenty-one years, Church Fenton – now Leeds East Airport – opened its doors to the public once again for the revival of the Yorkshire Airshow. Jamie Ewan made the journey up north for a look at the days action. Mention the name [...]

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

By |November 2nd, 2015|

  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 28th BW at Ellsworth AFB Rapid City South Dakota with 27 jets. AeroResource’s Mark Forest [...]

Vulcan XH558 Final Flight

By |October 28th, 2015|

  Just after 3pm on Wednesday October 28, 2015, Avro Vulcan XH558 made both it and the type’s final landing at Doncaster Robin Hood airport amidst a small group of onlookers, closing the curtain on the machines second coming. As had been alluded to in the weeks prior, the last flight itself was [...]

Northolt Nightshoot XIX

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Once again, October signals the end of the airshow season, the drawing in of the nights and the turning of the weather but, for those looking of a way to fill the short autumn days with interesting aviation subjects, Northolt was once more set to try and deliver with Nightshoot [...]

RAF Coningsby Nightshoot 2015

By |October 17th, 2015|

On September 29, the long since rumoured RAF Coningsby nightshoot finally materialised, with 50 photographers provided with rare access onto the base. The evening promised the chance to shoot not only the front line Tornados and Typhoons based at Coningsby, but also some of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight [...]

Vulcan Picture Wall – images required!

By |October 15th, 2015|

On 18th October 2007 an icon of British engineering returned to the skies following a lengthy and ground breaking restoration project – quite probably the largest of its kind. Since then, Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 has captured the minds, souls and hearts of both enthusiast and general public alike. Now, [...]

F-35 – Joint Strike Fighter (Part 2)

By |October 1st, 2015|

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 aircraft into service and what plans the future holds. For Part 1 - CLICK HERE Overview [...]

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2015

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Now in its eleventh year, the Dunsfold Wings and Wheels show has cemented its place as one of the best annual events of both the UK’s aviation and motoring scenes. Having raised in excess of £250,000 for various charities since its inception, 2015 was billed to be yet another show [...]

Seething Charity Air Day 2015

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Like many airfields in East Anglia, Seething was once home to allied forces during the war. Still in use as a general aviation airfield, each year it hosts the Seething Charity Air Day to raise funds for a number of worthy causes in the local area. Adam Duffield was there [...]

RAF Special Paint Schemes 2015

By |September 13th, 2015|

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 the trend. As time marches on towards the 100th anniversary of the RAF, many squadrons are [...]

East Kirkby Airshow 2015

By |September 8th, 2015|

First held in 2008, the East Kirkby Airshow has become one of the more laid back and relaxing shows on the UK calendar and this year's addition was no different! AeroResource's Jamie Ewan headed to the heart of 'Bomber County' for a look at the days goings on. Now in [...]

Dawlish AirShow 2015

By |September 2nd, 2015|

Moving from its traditional Bank Holiday to a week earlier really paid dividends for the Dawlish Airshow 2015 team, with a cracking line-up that included the Royal Air Force Typhoon and a last minute 'raise the eight for 558' campaign that saw the Avro Vulcan XH558 added just two days [...]

Red Bull Air Race – Ascot

By |September 1st, 2015|

Once again the Red Bull Air Race championship returned to Ascot for Round 5 of the 2015 season. With British double champion Paul Bonhomme in the lead of the series, could he extend his lead in front of a home crowd? Adam Duffield reports for AeroResource. The 2015 Red Bull [...]

Army Air Corps Lynx AH7 Retirement

By |August 26th, 2015|

Friday 31st July 2015 saw an historic moment for the British Army Air Corps (AAC), with the retirement of the Westland Lynx AH.7 helicopter. The Lynx has been a key asset to the AAC for just over 38 years, having first taken to the skies in June 1977 as a Lynx [...]

RNAS Culdrose Air Day 2015

By |August 10th, 2015|

When it comes to travelling to an airshow within the UK, RNAS Culdrose ranks as one of those with the highest potential mileage for most people. However, based on the 2015 event, it also ranks as one of those with the most pleasant visitor experience – both for the general [...]