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Lightning Preservation Group – ORP Scramble

With the 2017 ‘offseason’ in full swing, November 4th saw the turn of the Lightning Preservation Group and their English Electric icons to provide an aviation solace with their annual Twilight run. Billed this year as an ‘ORP Scramble’, Jamie Ewan made his way up to their home at Bruntingthorpe for an ear-shattering night and takes a look back at the event. The story of how an airfield in rural Leicestershire and the LPG became home to not just one live Lightning but two is that of legend in the world of aircraft preservation - both in the United Kingdom [...]

By | February 4th, 2018|Event Reports|

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) ‘Rawhides’

“Here we go, here we go, here we go!” - No, not the chant from fans at a football match, but the cries emanating from the two loadmasters of VRC-40 ‘Rawhides’ sat at the rear of our C-2A Greyhound, as they warn us we are just seconds from ‘trapping’ on board the deck of the nuclear powered American aircraft carrier – the USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN-69). Even with a sedate approach speed of around 105mph the Carrier on-Board Delivery, or COD as it is better known, comes to an abrupt halt in just 2 seconds. Sitting backwards and with [...]

By | January 21st, 2018|Operational Reports|

Joint Base Andrews Air Show 2017

Situated just across the Potomac River from Washington DC, Joint Base Andrews is home to a number of units that include the Presidential Airlift Group. Over the weekend of September 16-17 though, the base opened its doors to the public for the Joint Base Andrews Air Show 2017. Adam Duffield attended the second day of the show along with Duncan and Doug Monk for AeroResource. Possibly the most well-known aircraft in the United States Air Force (USAF) Joint Base Andrews is home to the VC-25s that assume the callsign ‘Air Force One’ during their Presidential duties. Along with the rest [...]

By | November 23rd, 2017|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

East Kirkby Season Finale

With the sun slowly sinking and its last light picking out the features of Lincolnshire’s flat plains, AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan made his way into the heart of ‘Bomber County’ for an evening with an aeroplane that needs no introduction – Just Jane. To say that Just Jane needs no introduction is by far an understatement, and justifiably so! When it comes to the Avro Lancaster, Just Jane is one of the most famous of the type in these modern times - even more so since the news that ‘her’ return to flight has taken on numerous hurdles and is heading [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Event Reports, Nightshoots|

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 doors and welcomed some 250 photographers for Northolt Nightshoot XXIII. Adam Duffield reports on the event with additional images from Jamie Ewan and Mark Kwiatkowski. With the previous 2017 event turning in to an evening shoot following the tragic events at Westminster prior to its original date, Northolt Nightshoot XXIII was to be the only nightshoot of the year at the base. Although running to [...]

By | October 29th, 2017|Event Reports, Nightshoots|

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 doors to the public giving a chance to see the daily going on at the base up close. Adam Duffield reports on the NAS Oceana Airshow 2017, with additional photography from Duncan Monk and Doug Monk. NAS Oceana is home to no less than 17 Hornet Squadrons with a mix of F/A-18A+/B/C/D Hornets and newer F/A-18E/F Super Hornets that operate under the four assigned Carrier [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

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 [...]

Duxford Air Festival 2017

The Duxford Air Festival 2017 was the first of the three major air display events to be held at the Cambridgeshire airfield this year. With a strong lineup spanning almost the entire history of aviation, Adam [...]

Abingdon Air and Country Show 2017

Abingdon Air and Country Show has always been a traditional season opener taking place at the very start of May. However, as comes with the territory of being ‘the first’ it has also suffered in [...]

Blackburn Buccaneer S2 XN974 Unveil

When compared to so many other types it once shared the skies with, the Blackburn Buccaneer has survived in far better numbers - some 48 complete airframes are still in existence today. The first production [...]

RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event 2017

Home to the UK’s Tornado Force, RAF Marham once again opened its doors and welcomed a group of aviation enthusiasts on to the base for an evenings photography of based aircraft. Adam Duffield joined them [...]

F-35A Deployment to RAF Lakenheath

Eight F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron ‘Rude Rams’ along with pilots, maintenance specialists, security and other support personnel from the active component 34th Fighter Squadron and the Air Force Reserve's 466th Fighter Squadron, [...]

Hellenic Air Force RF-4E Phantom Retirement

On May 5, 2017, the Hellenic Air Force retired its final three RF-4E ‘Recce’ Phantom II aircraft during a ceremony at their home base of Larissa. The retirement brings to an end the use of [...]

Australian International Air Show 2017

Air Power in Action was the theme of the 13th biennial Australian International Air Show and Aerospace & Defence Exposition held at Avalon Airport, Geelong, Victoria. Held as two concurrent events comprising an airshow and [...]

Gazelle 50th Anniversary Commemorative Fly-in

On April 7, 1967, legendary French helicopter Test Pilot Jean Boulet took the Sud Aviation SA.340 on its maiden flight. To mark this important anniversary and celebrate the success of what we now know as [...]

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