Articles > 2013 > Exercises | Michael Buckle | December 2013
In December 2013 the 325nd Special Operations Group (SOG) deployed to RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire for a routine training exercise. Michael Buckle reports for AeroResource.
Articles > 2013 > Exercises | Jamie Ewan | September 2013
For two weeks during September, RAF Coningsby became a hive of activity with the base hosting guests from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF - al-quwwāt al-ğawwiyyah al-malakiyyah as-suʿūdiyyah) as they joined the Royal Air Force to take part in Exercise Saudi-British Green Flag.
Articles > 2013 > Exercises | Ben Montgomery | April 2013
Exercise Joint Warrior 13-1, running from 15-29th April 2013, once again drew participation from multiple nations in one of Europe's largest military exercises. The aviation contingent was based at RAF Leuchars and Lossiemouth, from where Ben Montgomery reports for AeroResource.
Articles > 2013 > Exercises | Jason Grant | February 2013
Red Flag is the United States Air Force’s premiere training exercise and involves aircraft from the United States and its Allies. Jason Grant explains the history behind the exercise and then travels with AeroResource’s Mark Forest to Nellis AFB to experience the first Red Flag of 2013, known as Red Flag 13-2
Articles > 2013 > Exercises | Mark Forest | January 2013
Every six months the United States Air Force (USAF) holds a Weapons School graduation exercise, known as the Mission Employment Phase. Units from the USAF and United States Navy (USN) join for the two week long exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). AeroResource’s Mark Forest visited Nellis AFB during December 2012's ME to find out more about the Weapons School and the participating units.
Articles > 2012 > Exercises | Duncan Monk | October 2012
Twice a year the United Kingdom hosts the biggest European military Exercise – Joint Warrior. During the second exercise of 2012, RAF Leuchars played host to the exercise's Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) contingent, and a detachment German Air Force Tornado’s. Duncan Monk reports from the Kingdom of Fife.
Articles > 2012 > Exercises | Mark Forest | August 2012
The annual Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) exercise was hosted in 2012 once again by Gando Air Base, on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. On April 24th enthusiasts and photographers were invited to attend the “DACT” Spotter’s Day. Mark Forest reports for AeroResource on the events of the day, from Gando.
Articles > 2012 > Exercises | Mark Forest | March 2012
On the 14th March, the second 2012 Red Flag Media Day was held, under the direction of a new PAO. Represented by Robert Chapman and Mark Forest, AeroResource was along for the ride with many other photographers from around the world.
Articles > 2012 > Exercises | Mark Forest | January 2012
In 1966 the USAF Tactical Fighter Weapons Centre was activated at Nellis AFB and in 1975, Red Flag air-to-air exercises started. Mark Forest reports from Red Flag 2012-02.
Articles > 2009 > Exercises | Rich Cliff & As Stated | February 2009
For two weeks during February, 4 Mechanised Brigade and its deploying elements took part in their pre-deployment mission rehearsal exercise on Salisbury Plain Training Area. AeroResource visited throughout the exercise to view the military operations taking place in readiness for Afghanistan.