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Win Cosford Air Show 2016 Tickets!

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: News|

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! On Sunday 19th June, the skies above the West Midlands will be alive with the [...]

HMX-1 Presidential Helicopters at RAF Mildenhall

By | April 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|

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 the reception of a foreign Head of State. What normally does go unnoticed is the [...]

Northolt Nightshoot XX

By | April 16th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

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 Northolt Nightshoot XX. After 20 events, these nightshoots really need no introduction for many as [...]

Irish Air Corps – Easter Rising Centenary

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: News|

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. A century on and the Irish Air Corps took part in a series of flypasts [...]

Hawker Siddeley Harrier T4A XW271

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Historic Reports|

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 Harrier GR1 (XV738) was flown for the first time on December 28, 1967 by Hawker [...]

Westland Sea King HC4 Commando Retirement

By | March 31st, 2016|Categories: News|

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 service after nigh on 36 years of providing a heavy lift and troop carrying capability [...]

Whiteman Air Force Base

By | March 30th, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

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 this article we overview the 509th Bomb Wing and feature the lesser known aircraft and [...]

American Air Museum reopening

By | March 20th, 2016|Categories: News|

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 a year later, Saturday March 19 saw the public reopening of the museum giving everyone [...]

Bruntingthorpe Treble Tanker Nightshoot

By | March 18th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

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 deepest darkest Leicestershire for an evening of spotlights, tripods and Cold War heavy metal. The [...]

Bourne Park Nightshoot 2

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

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 2 take place in their wonderfully scenic surroundings. Adam Duffield was there for AeroResource. Tucked [...]

NAS Fallon

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

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) and the infamous TOPGUN - the Navy Fighter Weapons School. As well as the host [...]

WT333 First Flight 60th Anniversary

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: Historic Reports|

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 as resident English Electric Canberra WT333 – better known as ‘Treble Three’ - celebrated 60 [...]

Birlingham Jet Aircraft Collection

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: Duncan Monk, Staff Blogs|

A few miles from the small town of Pershore in Worcestershire near Birlingham lies a small private collection of vintage jet aircraft. Rescued from the scrap mans axe over 20 years ago by local produce farmer Graham Revill, the aircraft have sat outside and are gradually succumbing to rust and [...]

93rd Bomb Group Museum

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Museum Reports|

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|Categories: Museum Reports|

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|Categories: News|

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|Categories: News|

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|Categories: News|

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|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

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|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

  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|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

  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|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

  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|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

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|Categories: Operational Reports|

  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 [...]