Articles > 2015 > Events | Duncan Monk & Adam Duffield | May 2015
Now in its 16th consecutive year, the Abingdon Air & Country Show - under the leadership of Neil Porter and his dedicated team - excelled themselves again by bringing together a fantastic family day out, despite somewhat challenging conditions both before and during the show. Duncan Monk & Adam Duffield report.
Articles > 2015 > Events | Adam Duffield | May 2015
At the beginning of 2013 it was announced that the Classic Air Force (CAF) would relocate the vast majority of its collection from the existing base at Coventry to the Cornish town of Newquay. Now, just over two years after its official opening, CAF have returned to Coventry and, on Saturday 2nd of May, held an open day to mark the occasion.
Early on the 19th of April, on a cold and very windy Keevil airfield, the Sunday morning quiet was taken over by the sound of helicopters. This wasn’t an aerial invasion by a foreign nation, but the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force conducting an airfield assault as part of Exercise Joint Warrior. Alec Walker provides an idea of what it is like to see that kind of force brought to bear in this guest report.
Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 was the latest in a long running series of multinational exercises taking part in the UK. With 55 ships from 14 nations taking part, Joint Warrior 15-1 was the biggest to date. RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland again played a major part in the exercise with the majority of the air assets taking up residence at the Moray base, from where Niall Paterson reports.
Articles > 2015 > Exercises | Kevin Paterson | April 2015
In recent years, Prestwick Airport has seen an increase in military use of the airfield both in day-to-day transits and becoming an integral part in key operations and training exercises, much to the delight of the dedicated local spotters and aviation enthusiasts. And the first Exercise Joint Warrior certainly wouldn’t disappoint the Ayrshire contingent, as Kevin Paterson reports.
Articles > 2015 > Events | Harry Measures | April 2015
Located at North Weald, the Hangar 11 Collection is home to some of the UK’s finest warbirds. Owned by Peter Teichman, the collection currently comprises of four aircraft, with one restoration waiting in the wings. Harry Measures reports from a night shoot arranged with two of the magnificent examples.
Articles > 2015 > Events | Adam Duffield | April 2015
To many warbird and airshow enthusiasts Maurice Hammond and his fantastic collection of aircraft at Hardwick Warbirds needs no introduction. Throwing open the hangar doors to a small number of photographers on 18th April, a slight glimpse of the locations wartime past was brought to life for those in attendance. Adam Duffield went along to see what the event had to offer at a venue well known for its friendliness.
Articles > 2015 > Museums | Adam Duffield | April 2015
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.
Articles > 2015 > Museums | Adam Duffield & Duncan Monk | April 2015
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.