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NATO Tiger Meet 2018 Spotters Day

For aviation enthusiasts, the annual Tiger Meet exercise is one of the most anticipated military gatherings held in Europe thanks to a wide array of participating aircraft and more often than not the special schemes that are applied to them for the event. For NATO Tiger Meet 2018, it was the turn of 6 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego of the Polish Air Force to host the event at their Poznań-Krzesiny airbase in Western Poland. Adam Duffield joined around 2,000 other enthusiasts for the traditional ‘Spotters Day’ this year held on May 18 with additional images from outside the base along with Poznan [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|Event Reports, Exercise Reports|

Navy Wings II with Threshold.aero

Following on from the highs of their Cosford Nightshoot just the week before, it was the turn of the Senior Service to take the Threshold.aero limelight. Dubbed Navy Wings II, Jamie Ewan made his way to RNAS Yeovilton, the home of Navy Wings, in March 2018 for a night with some of their collection along with a couple of very welcome guests. Home to the likes of the Fleet Air Arm’s Wildcat Force and the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF), RNAS Yeovilton is by far one of the busiest airfields within the United Kingdom – some 100 aeroplanes (both front-line and [...]

By | May 13th, 2018|Event Reports, Nightshoots|

RAF Cosford Nightshoot

Having opened their 2018 season with a chance to capture one of the world’s rarest aeroplanes (the Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 Bobsleigh), it was the turn of one particular F-4 Phantom to receive the Threshold.aero treatment. Joining some 200-odd photographers as RAF Cosford opened its doors once again, AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan was on hand for a night with the holy grail of British Phantoms, ‘Black Mike’. As the Royal Air Force’s Centenary fast approaches - branded "RAF100", it is of no surprise to see and hear of the near-weekly sightings of aeroplanes ‘road-running’ up and down the country in preparation [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Event Reports, Nightshoots|

RAF100 Centenary Celebrations

With April 1, 2018 marking the 100 year result of the amalgamation of the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps, Jamie Ewan takes a look at what the Royal Air Force has planned to commemorate, in this their centenary year, under the banner RAF100. Three words - Commemorate. Celebrate. Inspire. They are the basis of the Royal Air Force’s celebrations across the country (and the wider world) from April through to November. Formed on April 1, 1918, the Royal Air Force has been involved in near constant operations of all kinds around the world. With that in [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|News|

Lightning Preservation Group Nightshoot

February. Bruntingthorpe. Lightnings. Yes, it is that time of the year again at which the Lightning Preservation Group opens their 2018 season with a dedicated photoshoot of their world-renowned English Electric Lightnings. Jamie Ewan was there and took time to chat with the Group’s Secretary, Scott McPhee. With the Lightning Preservation Group (LPG) being one of the stalwart acts during the ‘offseason’ it was a delight to yet again be heading up the road to Bruntingthorpe - door to door, it is just seven miles for me. Heading up the hill (not that there are many around here!) I had the [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Spanhoe Photocall

Found in rural Northamptonshire, Spanhoe Airfield was once called home by both the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force. Now, some 70 years after the airfield was returned to the farmers it was requisitioned from, its remnants house a near-unknown type, the Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 'Bobsleigh'. Making its first post-restoration public appearance at the recent Spanhoe day/night photocall held by Threshold.aero, AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan was there. With types from the stables of Cessna, Piper, Taylorcraft and Boeing calling the hangars home, Spanhoe Airfield seems like another typical GA (General Aviation) airfield. Join them with the [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|Event Reports|

Northolt Nightshoot XXIII

Once more, as summer makes way for autumn on its way towards winter, the nightshoot season draws ever closer. Perhaps the most well known of event of its type, RAF Northolt once again opened its [...]

NAS Oceana Airshow 2017

Home to the United States Navy’s east coast strike fighter squadrons, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana is one of the largest navy bases in the United States. Every year in mid-September, the base opens its [...]

Royal International Air Tattoo 2017

Tracing its roots back to North Weald in the year of 1971, the first Air Tattoo saw just 100 aircraft from across Europe descend on the Essex found airfield – the idea of the show [...]

Lightning XR713 56 Sqn scheme

On July 23, 2017 the Lightning Preservation Group’s F3, XR713, was rolled out in a fresh new scheme representing two revered squadrons that once operated the type. Having been partly funded by the Centre of [...]

USS George H W Bush – CVN 77

USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77), the tenth, and final Nimitz Class nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier for the United States Navy (USN), is currently on its third deployment since entering service in 2009. On it's return [...]

RNAS Yeovilton International Airday 2017

Back in 1947, the very first Yeovilton air show took place at its namesake’s Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS) found in Somerset. Now, some 7 decades later and the RNAS Yeovilton International Airday 2017 is [...]

Flying Legends 2017

For any warbird fan, the Flying Legends airshow held annually at Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best warbird shows in the world and for many it’s a [...]

USAF Bomber deployment RAF Fairford

RAF Fairford was once again the focus for many aviation enthusiasts in recent weeks, with the United States Air Force (USAF) deploying all three Bomber types on the USAF inventory to the Gloucestershire base. As [...]

RAF Cosford Air Show 2017

AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan and Niall Paterson – along with James Innes – were among some 50,000 people dropping in on the RAF’s sole airshow. With types such as Whirlwind, B-52, B-1B and Tornado gracing the [...]

Shuttleworth Fly Navy 2017

When the Shuttleworth Collection announced that their 2017 calendar would feature another Fly Navy event, many ‘pencilled’ it in – both those with the memories of last year’s hugely successful edition and those who had [...]

Northolt Evening Photoshoot XXIIa

Northolt Nightshoot XXII was originally due to take place March 23, however, with the tragic events taking place at Westminster the day before, the event was understandably postponed. With night’s drawing out, the planned nightshoot [...]

Exercise Red Flag Alaska 17-2

Found 110 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Eielson Air Force Base was a hive of activity between June 8 and 23 2017 with pilots, maintainers and support staff from four air arms descending on the [...]

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