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Silverstone Classic Competition

Articles > 2015 > News | AeroResource Team | June 2015
Silverstone Classic Competition
This summer’s extra-special 25th anniversary Silverstone Classic (24th -26th July) is going to be the most spectacular yet with a host of dazzling Silver Jubilee celebrations. In this amazing competition, we are giving away a pair of access all areas passes for the entire Silverstone Classic weekend worth £250.

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Vulcan XH558 Restoration Part 2

Articles > 2015 > Operational | James Innes | June 2015
Vulcan XH558 Restoration Part 2
Having discussed the ‘Delta Ladies’ return to flight, James Innes interviews Kevin Rumens, one of XH558’s Display Pilots. Better known as Kev, he is lucky enough to have displayed the aircraft both in service with the Royal Air Force and in civilian hands post-restoration.

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G-JOEY Trislander Retirement

Articles > 2015 > News | Mark Empson | June 2015
G-JOEY Trislander Retirement
June 28th 2015 will see the retirement of a Channel Islands aviation Icon, G-JOEY the Britten Norman Trislander. JOEY is operated by Aurigny Air Services, based in Channel Islands. This much loved aircraft has seen just shy of 40 years service in its lifetime, 34 of those years with Aurigny and is regarded as the flagship of their Trislander fleet. Construction Number 1016 off the Britten Norman production line, who would have thought that this Trislander would have become such an icon for an Airline as well as a recognised public figure. Mark Empson guest reports for AeroResource.

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Red Bull Air Race Competition

Articles > 2015 > News | AeroResource Team | June 2015
Red Bull Air Race Competition
We are offering two lucky readers the chance to each win a Pair of Weekend tickets to the RedBull Air Race 2015 at Ascot Racecourse worth £120 a pair!.

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Shuttleworth LAA Party in the Park

Articles > 2015 > Events | Adam Duffield | June 2015
Shuttleworth LAA Party in the Park
On Sunday 7th May one of the finest collections of historic aircraft in the UK, the Shuttleworth Collection once again joined forces with the Light Aircraft Association to present the LAA Party in the Park in the wonderful surroundings of Old Warden airfield. A chance to witness some different displays to many other shows, Adam Duffield braved the glorious sun for AeroResource.

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RAF Cosford Air Show 2015

Articles > 2015 > Events | Michael Lovering | June 2015
RAF Cosford Air Show 2015
With the temporary closure of RAF Waddington for runway resurfacing, Cosford was left as the sole RAF organised airshow in 2015. Expectations were high, but could this small air station in the Midlands rise to the challenge? Michael Lovering attended for AeroResource.

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Fairford Bomber Deployment 2015

Articles > 2015 > Exercises | Mark Kwiatkowski | June 2015
Fairford Bomber Deployment 2015
On June 5th, arriving under the callsign ZARP 43/44/45, three US Air Force Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bombers from the 5th Bomb Wing out of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota landed at RAF Fairford for a short two week deployment as part of the BALTOPS 15 and SABER STRIKE 15 exercises in Europe. Mark Kwiatkowski was at RAF Fairford for AeroResource.

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Throckmorton Air Show

Articles > 2015 > Events | Duncan Monk | June 2015
Throckmorton Air Show
Now in its 7th year, the 2015 Throckmorton Airshow took place on Saturday 6th June. With the headline displays including Vulcan XH558 making its debut display of its final season, and the appearance of the newly restored Bristol Blenheim, a sell out crowd of 20,000 people descended on the former RAF Pershore site at Throckmorton. Duncan Monk reports for AeroResource.

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RNAS Merryfield Open Evening 2015

Articles > 2015 > Events | Paul Smith | June 2015
RNAS Merryfield Open Evening 2015
RNAS Merryfield is a satellite airfield to the Fleet Air Arm base at RNAS Yeovilton. The airfield is a former RAF station, dating from the 1944 when it was used by the USAAF 441st Troop Carrier Group as a base for over 70 C-47 aircraft during Operation Overlord and the subsequent operations in Normandy. Every year the Royal Navy open Merryfield up to the public to provide the local community with a clearer understanding of what goes on at the airfield and why. The event is free of charge and because it takes place on a summer evening it is full of great photographic opportunities. The event in 2015 was well attended with over 2,000 people visiting, including Paul Smith who brings this guest report.

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Weapons & Tactics Instructor Course 2-15

Articles > 2015 > Exercises | Mark Hawthorn & Danny Bonny | June 2015
Weapons & Tactics Instructor Course 2-15
More than 90 United States Marines Corps combat aircraft and crews recently made the bi-annual journey to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma in the western Arizona desert. They were in attendance for part two of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-15 (WTI 2-15), an advanced tactical aviation training course designed to produce highly qualified weapons and tactics instructors. Graduates of the course will go on to serve in key training officer billets to act as training experts in the fleet, ensuring that Marine aviation units continue to train effectively and to the same standard across the Marine Corps. Similar to many military exercises the key component of WTI is integration - a theme that Mark Hawthorn and Danny Bonny report on in this guest article for AeroResource.

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