Articles > 2014 > Events | Paul Smith | November 2014
Biggin Hill is an historic airfield which requires no introduction for most aviation enthusiasts having formerly been RAF Biggin Hill. During the airfield’s time in RAF service, based squadrons took a lead role in the air defence of London when it was used by the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War and famously by RAF fighter command squadrons during the Battle of Britain and throughout the Second World War. It is therefore fitting that the airfield retains an active presence of historic fighter aircraft courtesy of the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, including examples of celebrated Battle of Britain fighters the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire.
Starting life as the Future International Military Airlifter (FIMA), the Airbus Military A400M took to the air for the first time on 11 December 2009. Now, nearly 5 years on, the Royal Air Force has taken delivery of the first of their 22 planned airframes. Jamie Ewan was at RAF Brize Norton for the arrival of ZM400.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Adam Duffield | October 2014
The nightshoots at Northolt have become a ‘must do’ for many enthusiasts and often set the standard when it comes to lighting, aircraft and organisation. Adam Duffield headed to London for the 17th event - the second of 2014 - to see what organiser Phillip Dawe and his team had managed to attract. Additional photography from Mark Kwiatkowski.
Articles > 2014 > News | Richard Freail | September 2014
On Tuesday 16th September 2014 de Havilland Sea Vixen XP924 (G-CVIX), nicknamed ‘Foxy Lady’, was gifted to the Fly Navy Heritage Trust at a ceremony at RNAS Yeovilton in the presence of dignitaries, veterans and guests. Richard Freail was there on behalf of AeroResource.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Ben Montgomery | September 2014
For fans of truly vintage aircraft, there is nowhere else in the country where you can experience the excitement of early aviation quite like the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden. Ben Montgomery reports from a beautiful Shuttleworth Pageant Airshow, with a few very special exhibits in the air.
Found in the heart of Northamptonshire, Sywell Aerodrome under the eyes of brothers Jack and Geoff Linnell opened in 1928 occupying merely the western portion of the present airfield. Home to air races and displays during its early days, the grass aerodrome soon became a hub of activity and the place to be. Now some 86 years on, Sywell is still buzzing with activity as well as holding a number of major events on the UK calendar. Jamie Ewan headed to the home of the Blades team for the latest bi-annual airshow held in support of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Adam Duffield | August 2014
On 31st July 1914 the first incarnation of the Swiss Air Force was formed as a direct result of World War One using commandeered aircraft. Now, 100 years later, the centenary is being marked by a four day airshow spread over two weekends. Adam Duffield attended the first two days and reports for AeroReosurce.
The quiet and quaint seaside town of Dawlish is one of the smallest yet highly attended airshows of the season. The award winning show put on by Kev Wills and his team brings families and enthusiasts en masse to this natural amphitheatre. Duncan Monk reports from a packed Smugglers Hill.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Ben Montgomery & Kevin Paterson | August 2014
There is no doubt that the vibrant warbird scene in the UK has seen some impressive - and often unique - formations and events over recent years, but even one year ago a meeting of two flying Lancasters and the sole flying Vulcan would have been dismissed as a pipe dream. Yet on 21st August 2014, this pipe dream was realised at RAF Waddington - the previous home of both Avro bombers. Ben Montgomery and Kevin Paterson were present for AeroResource.
Articles > 2014 > Museums | Michael Lovering | August 2014
The Smithsonian Institution comprises of 19 free national museums that hold some of the most significant documents and artefacts in American history. Two of these, located in downtown Washington D.C and Chantilly, VA, make up Smithsonian Air and Space. AeroResource correspondent Michael Lovering reports from the US capital.