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Duxford September 2011

After what seems to have been the usual British summer of rain and cloud, Duxford's September Airshow managed to bring in the sunshine, the crowds and most importantly the flying! AeroResource's Ben Montgomery was present on a scorching Saturday.... Duxford's September show usually has a rather good line up, including a solid variety of overseas [...]

By | September 28th, 2011|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

Hogs at the Heath – 81st FS Deployment

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, large numbers of ground attack [...]

By | August 28th, 2011|Operational Reports|1 Comment

Duxford Flying Legends 2011

The Flying Legends Airshow is fairly unique in the UK aviation calendar.  Nowhere in the country attracts such a large and diverse range of historic warbirds.  Steve Smith and Mark Graham were there for AeroResource... It is one of the most eagerly awaited airshows of the season and this years line-up had many enthusiasts barely [...]

By | July 24th, 2011|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2010

There have been many celebratory airshows in this 70th Anniversary year of the Battle of Britain – but none so spectacular as the Duxford Battle of Britain show. Ben Montgomery was present for AeroResource. Duxford is an airbase steeped in history, no small part of which is the relationship of the base to the Spitfire, [...]

By | September 29th, 2010|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

RAF Mildenhall Viewing Guide

RAF Mildenhall, home of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing, is one of the most popular bases to visit in the UK, with a wide variety of movements passing through every week. Ben Montgomery and Sam Pilcher present a special guide from Aero Resource documenting everything from history, spotting locations and callsigns, to photographic information, all [...]

By | July 30th, 2010|News|7 Comments

Duxford Flying Legends 2010

Dull weather, rain and more rain – what seems to have been the essence of British Air Shows. Flying Legends 2010 broke the trend with an action packed display, pure blue skies and sweltering temperatures. Ben Montgomery and Phill Loughlin report for Aero Resource. Flying Legends is to the enthusiast, an airshow that immediately conjures [...]

By | July 29th, 2010|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|1 Comment

RAF Cosford Air Show 2010

Billed as “The Midlands Premier Air Event”, Cosford 2010 certainly lived up to it’s name, with a varied show more akin to shows such as RIAT or Farnborough. Ben Montgomery was present for Aero Resource. Arriving at Cosford just after 8AM, it was hard to believe that last year the crowd had swollen to 60,000 [...]

By | July 29th, 2010|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

Duxford Spring Airshow 2010

With a participation list that promised one of the best shows for a long time, the Spring Airshow looked to be a fantastic start to the 2010 season at  IWM Duxford. Ben Montgomery and Phill Loughlin report for Aero Resource on what turned out to be a great weekend. This year’s Spring Airshow was different [...]

By | May 25th, 2010|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

AIRBASE – New style, new aircraft

More than just a museum, AIRBASE, the new attraction from Classic Flight is set to raise the bar for vintage aircraft collections. Ben Montgomery and Phill Loughlin visited for AeroResource to see what all the fuss is about, and to view Classic Flight’s latest acquisition. Air Atlantique is almost a household name in the classic [...]

By | May 11th, 2010|News|0 Comments