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.
Late in February of this year it was announced that a very rare ‘window of opportunity’ was available to bring together the worlds remaining airworthy Avro Lancasters - PA474 of the Royal Air Forces Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and C-GVRA of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum - for one last never to be repeated salute to the heroes of Bomber Command. Dubbed as a ‘Once in a Lanc Time’ event, AeroResource's Jamie Ewan was at RAF Coningsby for the arrival of the ‘Mynarski Lanc’ at the end of her mammoth transatlantic journey.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Adam Chittenden | July 2014
Held bi-annually, Farnborough International Air Show is one of the world's largest exhibitions and air displays, with billions in trade deals struck and new conceptsexhibited during the five-day trade show - followed by two days of public air shows. Adam Chittenden reports for AeroResource after a scorching week in Hampshire.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Adam Duffield | July 2014
Whilst July is one of the busiest airshow months of the year in the UK, the focus is often on the large shows such as RIAT, Waddington, Flying Legends and Yeovilton. However, across the country there are many smaller shows running that can often offer a surprise. Adam Duffield heads to Old Buckenham to see what their 2014 airshow had in store.
Articles > 2014 > Events | Michael Buckle | July 2014
Unlike the lead up to most Royal International Air Tattoo’s the weather wasn’t the hot topic during the weeks prior to RIAT 2014. With the star attendee, the F-35, being involved in a fire incident a matter of weeks prior to the airshow whether the aircraft would be given flight approval in time for the event was on the tip of everyones tongues. Michael Buckle reports from RAF Fairford.