Italian Air Force Museum

Articles > 2015 > Museums | Adam Duffield | April 2015
Italian Air Force Museum
In 1904 the first airbase in Italy was founded on the edge of Lake Bracciano in the village of Vigna di Valle. Now, over 110 years later, the former airship and seaplane base is now the home of the Italian Air Force Museum - Museo Storico Aeronautica Militare. Adam Duffield ventured out to explore the fascinating collection.

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RAF Museum Cosford

Articles > 2015 > Museums | Adam Duffield & Duncan Monk | April 2015
RAF Museum Cosford
Opening as an RAF Station in 1938, RAF Cosford has been home to numerous training colleges over the years and today still provides training for many trades within the Royal Air Force. On top of this, it is also home to one of the two RAF museums. Adam Duffield and Duncan Monk spent a day exploring the many exhibits.

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Lakenheath A-10 Deployment - update

Articles > 2015 > News | David Mackey | April 2015
Lakenheath A-10 Deployment - update
The A-10s from the 354th EFS (Expeditionary Fighter Squadron), 355th FW, based at David-Monthan AFB are the first of several planned theatre security package deployments to Europe under the operation name “Atlantic Resolve”. David Mackey gives an update on their time within the UK during a short deployment at RAF Lakenheath.

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YAM Halifax Nightshoot

Articles > 2015 > Events | Jamie Ewan | March 2015
YAM Halifax Nightshoot
Home to one of the finest collections of aircraft in the UK, Jamie Ewan travelled to the Yorkshire Air Museum for a nightshoot with their replica Handley Page Halifax III better known as 'Friday the 13th'.

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Nellis Aggressor Squadrons

Articles > 2015 > Operational | Jason Grant & Mark Forest | March 2015
Nellis Aggressor Squadrons
Aggressor aircraft in their distinctive colour schemes are a common sight at Nellis AFB and over the Nevada Test and Training Range. However, with the recent deactivation the 65th Aggressor Squadron consigning the Russian aircraft marked Eagles to the annals of history, and with the latest generation of aircraft becoming a more familiar sight, Jason Grant and Mark Forest take a look at how the remaining Aggressor Squadron at Nellis AFB - the 64th Aggressor Squadron flying older 4th generation aircraft - remain at the cutting edge as well as the history behind the United States Air Force Aggressor Squadrons at Nellis AFB.

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UK MoD Upgrades Helicopter Fleet

Articles > 2015 > Operational | Ben Montgomery | March 2015
UK MoD Upgrades Helicopter Fleet
In a manner not seen since it came of age in Vietnam, Afghanistan has thrown a spotlight onto the vital role of the helicopter in fighting and winning modern conflicts. As part of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the Ministry of Defence outlined their Rotary Wing Strategy – aiming to reequip and modernise the UK armed forces rotary wing fleet over the next ten years. Half way through that timeframe, MoD Defence Equipment and Support showcased their progress at RAF Benson – home of the modernised Puma HC.2.

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Atlantic Resolve A-10s at Lakenheath

Articles > 2015 > News | David Mackey | March 2015
Atlantic Resolve A-10s at Lakenheath
Four years after their last appearance in the United Kingdom, the fearsome A-10C Thunderbolt II has returned at RAF Lakenheath. Operated as a Theatre Security Package under Operation Atlantic Resolve, the aircraft are deployed at Spangdahlem AB in Germany – but paying a visit to Lakenheath, as David Mackey reports.

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Northolt Nightshoot XVIII

Articles > 2015 > Events | Ben Montgomery | March 2015
Northolt Nightshoot XVIII
Northolt Nightshoot XVIII doesn't really need introduction from us, given the popularity of these events with the enthusiast community. Whilst this was the 18th in the long series of nightshoots, it also marked the 100th anniversary of RAF Northolt, which celebrated the occasion two days before the nightshoot – which was held on Thursday 5th March.

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Historic Aircraft Flight Trust

Articles > 2015 > News | Duncan Monk | February 2015
Historic Aircraft Flight Trust
On the 1st February 2015 the seven aircraft of the Army Historic Aircraft Flight were gifted and formally handed over to the Historic Aircraft Flight Trust and will remain based at their current location, AAC Middle Wallop in Hampshire. The future of the aircraft looks promising, as Duncan Monk reports.

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Lightning Preservation Group Nightshoot

Articles > 2015 > Events | Jamie Ewan | February 2015
Lightning Preservation Group Nightshoot
Protecting the Protectors - Tracing their roots back to RAF Binbrook’s Crash Gate 2, the Lightning Preservation Group (LPG), hold a number of events through the year which have become a ‘must’ on many an enthusiasts calendar. Jamie Ewan travelled to their home at Bruntingthorpe for a look at their first event of the year – a photography nightshoot with their Lightnings.

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