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RAF Cosford Air Show 2016

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

RAF Cosford has, for the second year in a row, gained the distinction of becoming the Royal Air Force’s premier event and having been a fixture on the UK airshow calendar for many years now, it has become a ‘must’ for aviation enthusiasts up and down the country – and [...]

NATO Tiger Meet 2016

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Exercise Reports|

Between May 16 and 27, Ala 15 of the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) hosted this years edition of the annual NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) at their Zaragoza Air Base home. Two years have passed since the Ejército del Aire made firm its proposal to organise the ‘meet’ at [...]

Italian Air Force Flying Training

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

The Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI) is significantly modernising its flying training. In 2015, Alenia Aermacchi’s T-346A advanced jet trainer entered service and 2016 will see the recently announced introduction of Tecnam’s P2006T for basic multi-engined training. Within a few years, the Alenia Aermacchi M-345 High Efficiency Trainer (HET) looks poised [...]

Luchtmachtdagen 2016

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

After a year of absence in 2015, the annual Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Luchtmachtdagen returned this year to Vliegerbasis Leeuwarden, in the North of the Netherlands. Whilst the theme of the show was once again Operatie Luchtsteun (which literally translates to Operation Air Support) it was clear that for [...]

First F-35 Lightning IIs arrive in United Kingdom

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

Wednesday 29th June 2016 saw a significant milestone for the F-35 program, as the first deployment of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II to the United Kingdom commenced with three aircraft landing at RAF Fairford, including one of the first three examples for the Royal Air Force. Plans for the F-35 [...]

Anatolian Eagle 2016

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Exercise Reports|

Large multi-national air exercises where combined air operations can be executed against strategic and tactical targets provide excellent training opportunities for all participants, but the requirements to host this type of exercise are such that there are only three training centres in the world where they can take place. Of [...]

Exercise Tac Blaze 16 – Carlisle

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Kevin Paterson, Staff Blogs|

With the sleepy airfield at Carlisle converted into a forward operating base for some serious helicopter hardware, AeroResources’ Kevin Paterson decided it was time to dust off the cameras, charge the radios and head for the fence line for Exercise TAC BLAZE 16. Each year, Carlisle Lake District Airport in Cumbria [...]

Win Farnborough International Airshow 2016 Tickets!

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

A highlight of the airshow calendar, the biennial Farnborough International Airshow public weekend has a packed programme which will excite enthusiasts and families alike; 80,000 of which are expected to attend. Thanks to the organisers, AeroResource is giving away a pair of tickets valid for either Saturday or Sunday! The stars of [...]

Hangar 11 P-51D ‘Tall In The Saddle’ Unveiling

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Event Reports|

It had long been rumoured that Peter Tiechman, owner of the Hangar 11 Collection based at North Weald, would repaint his P-51D into a new and authentic scheme. It was already known that the Mustang (serial 44-72035) had served with the 332nd Fighter Group, more famously known as The Tuskegee [...]

Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show 2016

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

When the Shuttleworth Fly Navy show was first announced, anticipation for what could form the display lineup was high. In fact, almost before the first display item was announced, some were pegging it as a potential season highlight. Adam Duffield was there for AeroResource to see if it could live [...]

Ex BALTOPS / Saber Strike 2016

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire has regularly seen United States Air Force (USAF) long-range bombers deployed to support ongoing multinational exercises in Europe, namely BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) and Saber Strike, over the last couple of years. Duncan Monk reports on the 2016 exercise and its participants. Touching down on RAF Fairford’s [...]

Duxford American Air Show 2016

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

As the 2016 airshow season gets underway, the American Air Show held at Duxford’s Imperial War Museum represented the first of the major shows held under the new Civilian Aviation Authority regulations. Celebrating American and British collaboration in the air, the two-day show (held over the last Bank Holiday weekend [...]

Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: Exercise Reports|

Running from April 11-22, Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1 was the latest installment of the long running "wargame" held in the UK. With just 30 ships being involved from 15 nations, this edition of the bi-annual exercise was - in terms of naval assets at least - smaller in comparison to [...]

The Jet Provost Display Team

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: News|

In a time where the UK’s classic jet scene is adjusting to the post Shoreham era, many in the aviation community have asked what the future will hold for it. That said, 2015 saw the formation of The Jet Provost Display Team who hope to make their mark on the [...]

RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Event Reports|

As a military aviation enthusiast, getting a chance to access a frontline fast jet base is certainly not an everyday occurrence. Therefore, it’s no surprise that when the RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event was announced in early April there was a strong interest in it, not least due to the planned [...]

Win Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Tickets!

By | May 30th, 2016|Categories: News|

With thanks to the Royal International Air Tattoo Team at Douglas Bader House, we have a pair of tickets to give away to attend the debut of the F-35B  Lightning II at RIAT on Friday 8th July 2016. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK's premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an [...]

Abingdon Nightshoot 2016

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

Originally starting as an invite only event for a very small number of lucky people, the Abingdon Nightshoot has been opened to all over the last few years and as a result become an event in its own right with around 60 people attending the 2016 edition. Held the night [...]

F-22 Raptor Deployment to RAF Lakenheath

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

Twelve F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron ‘Boneheads’ along with pilots from both the 95th and 301st Fighter Squadrons (FS), operating under the banner of the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), and supplemented by approximately 220 personnel from Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida recently undertook a month-long deployment [...]

Shuttleworth Season Premiere Airshow 2016

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

It’s early May, the sun is out and the smell of castor oil lingers over a picturesque Bedfordshire airfield. A new season is upon us, and with that comes the first show at Old Warden: The Shuttleworth Season Premiere. Michael Lovering was there for AeroResource. I should begin this review [...]

Win Yeovilton Air Day 2016 Tickets!

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: News|

With thanks to the organisers, AeroResource are once again offering two lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to Yeovilton Air Day 2016! Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday July 2 for the Royal Navy’s premier airshow. This action-packed day out [...]

Abingdon Air and Country Show 2016

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Abingdon Air and Country Show has become the traditional season opener for the main UK air display season. Often attracting some of the finest displays from around the country, its ability to ‘punch above its weight’ has often been seen. Adam Duffield and Duncan Monk were there to see how [...]

The Air to Air Photography Experience

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports|

  Look at the front cover of most aviation magazines, and the majority of the time the cover photograph will be an air-to-air image of some sort. Whilst photographing aircraft from the air is still predominantly the domain of experienced, professional photographers, the last few years have seen a shift [...]

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 [...]