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50th International Paris Airshow

The Paris Airshow, held biennially during odd years, celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2013. The show featured a number of first time visitors along with significant others, as aerospace industries competed to create as many new business opportunities as possible. For the aviation photographer and enthusiast, this promised a range of unusual types on display. [...]

By | June 23rd, 2013|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|1 Comment

Duxford Spring 2013: Honoring the Eagles

No one can accuse Duxford of failing to recognise it's own history and indeed the history of aviation in the United Kingdom. Spring 2013 represented a key anniversary, marking 70 years since the 78th Fighter Group arrived at RAF Duxford - which the Imperial War Museum rightly used as the centrepiece for their Spring Airshow. [...]

By | June 12th, 2013|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

617 Squadron – Dambusters 70th

No single achievement by Royal Air Force Bomber Command is collectively remembered as vividly as the raids on the Möhne, Edersee and Sorpe Dams on the night of 16th May 1943. The unit responsible - 617 Squadron - became known as "The Dambusters" and in May 2013 commemorated 70 years since the raid. Ben Montgomery [...]

By | May 21st, 2013|Event Reports|3 Comments

Joint Warrior 2013-1

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. Organised under the control of the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS), Joint Warrior aims [...]

By | April 29th, 2013|Exercise Reports|1 Comment

RAF Northolt Night Shoot XIV

RAF Northolt's Night Photoshoots need no introduction by now - having set the standard for nocturnal photography events in the UK since January 2009. This was the 14th event to be held, and set Northolt's already lofty bar yet higher with the appearance of several rare aircraft, as well as some old favourites. AeroResource's Ben [...]

By | March 16th, 2013|Event Reports, Nightshoots|2 Comments

Air to Air Refuelling with the 100thARW

"NKAWTG!" reads the sign upon entering the 351st Air Refuelling Squadron, 100th Air Refuelling Wing - and it's true: Nobody kicks ass without Tanker Gas. Michael Buckle and Ben Montgomery joined the crew of "Quid 42" to find out more. The 100th Air Refuelling Wing & the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker The Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker is [...]

By | August 5th, 2012|Operational Reports|6 Comments

Flying Legends 2012

After Flying Legends 2011 ended on a distinctively low note, with the loss of P-51D Big Beautiful Doll, the enthusiast community had many questions about whether the format of the next Legends show would be the same or would see changes. AeroResource’s Ben Montgomery went along to see. Without beating about the bush, Flying Legends [...]

By | June 28th, 2012|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

RAF Cosford Air Show 2012

For a third year running, the RAF Cosford airshow suffered slightly from the weather, but with an impressive participation list, the showground was busy as usual. Ben Montgomery reports for AeroResource. The 2011 show at RAF Cosford was one of the wettest in recent years, with many display items cancelled or being curtailed before the [...]

By | June 10th, 2012|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|3 Comments

Tuscaloosa Air Show

Held bienially, the Tuscaloosa Airshow is hosted by the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, at the Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport, Alabama. AeroResource's Ben Montgomery detoured past to catch the latter half of the events.... The theme of the 2012 show (held in partnership with David Shultz Airshows LLC) was "Honouring Our Heroes", and was set to [...]

By | April 15th, 2012|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments