Operational Reports

Fleet Readiness Center South West

By | April 18th, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

The Fleet Readiness Center South West (FRCSW) on Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island is responsible for  major repair programs and fleet support for the United States Navy and USMC. Mark Forest presents a unique report for AeroResource, and brings the story of one special CH-53E. The FRCSW has a [...]

The Providers – VRC-30

By | February 16th, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

February 9th 2012 saw AeroResource visiting Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island. Mark Forest was able to get up close with the colourful C-2A Greyhounds of VRC-30 "Providers"; a Pacific based Fleet Logistics Support Squadron. History VRC-30 can trace its history back to June 1943, beginning service as VR-5 flying, [...]

MAG-16 – MV-22Bs and CH-53Es at Miramar

By | February 15th, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

During February 2012, AeroResource was invited to San Diego California to report on the MV-22B Osprey and CH-53E Super Stallion units that operate with Marine Aircraft Group 16. Mark Forest reports from MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California. MAG-16 was formed on the 1st March 1952 at Marine Corps Air Facility [...]

Hogs at the Heath – 81st FS Deployment

By | August 28th, 2011|Categories: Operational Reports|

The A-10C Thunderbolt II - also known as the Warthog, as well as "The Tankbuster". Whatever you want to call it, this is one aircraft perfectly designed for its role. AeroResource's Ben Montgomery was at RAF Lakenheath with the 52ndFW to find out more. The Aircraft During the Vietnam War, [...]

Andrews Naval Air Facility

By | May 29th, 2011|Categories: Operational Reports|

During early May 2011 AeroResource were invited to visit the Naval Air Facility Washington to photograph their based aircraft and meet with our host squadron for the day, Electronic Warfare Squadron 209  (VAQ-209) “Star Warriors”, which operates the Grumman EA-6B Prowler aircraft. The base was formerly Andrews AFB, but due [...]

Naval Air Station Lemoore: Strike Fighter Wing Pacific

By | December 20th, 2010|Categories: Operational Reports|

Mark Forest produces a photo report for AeroResource from the Headquarters of Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, Kings County California - the US Navy's largest master jet base, Naval Air Station Lemoore. Commissioned in 1961 NAS Lemoore-Reeves Field was the last Air Station to be built for the United States Navy. [...]

NASA Dryden

By | May 27th, 2010|Categories: Operational Reports|

Situated in the huge Edwards Air Force Base complex in the Mojave Desert is the Dryden Flight Research Centre (DFRC). Mark Forest and Stuart Skelton visit for AeroResource to give an insight into the incredible facility.  This division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) concentrates primarily on Aeronautical [...]

USS Ronald Reagan – CVW-14

By | May 10th, 2009|Categories: Operational Reports|

Fighter Control’s Duncan Monk returned to his Naval roots, and flew out to visit the USS Ronald Reagan/CVW-14 currently deployed on Operations in the 5th Fleets area of responsibility. Named after the 40th President of the United States of America, The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) was the ninth Nimitz class [...]

Project Curium – Afghan Training

By | March 10th, 2009|Categories: Operational Reports|

The past year has seen the skies over Wiltshire filled with two strange, foreign machines which are shortly due to depart our shores.  Steve Smith reports for Aero Resource… These two aircraft have fascinated enthusiasts, spotters and photographers all over Salisbury Plain and the hype they created has seen people [...]

Exercise Pashtun Rat

By | February 10th, 2009|Categories: Operational Reports|

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. 4 Mechanised Brigade are based at Catterick Garrison in [...]