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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 exposition, the air show is quite rightly marketed as the premier event of such ‘South of the Equator’. For the uninitiated, the show follows the feel of both Farnborough in the UK and Langkawi in Malaysia given the mix of civilian and military companies and aircraft that are represented. This year the show ran from February 28 through March 5 and, as the title suggests, [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

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 the Gazelle, Threshold.aero organised a gathering of the type at the ‘home’ of Army Air Corps (AAC) aviation - Middle Wallop in Hampshire. When designed by French company Sud Aviation, the intention was for the Gazelle to replace the companies Alouette II – in fact, the prototype itself flew with a tail boom from an Alouette II. This did not last for long though as the [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Event Reports|

US Air Force Air Education & Training Command

Life in the United States Air Force (USAF) begins with the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) with their mission to "recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver air power for America". Often nicknamed ‘The First Command’, over 30,000 students – both domestic and international – train with the 19th Air Force and the many units falling under the command of AETC that include Air Force Recruiting, Air University, Technical Training, Flying Training, Air Force Guard and Air Force Reserve. In total 17 bases across the United States report to AETC, covering almost every aeroplane in the force’s inventory. On [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Operational Reports|

Win Yeovilton Air Day 2017 Tickets!

With thanks to the organisers, AeroResource are once again offering two lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to Yeovilton Air Day 2017! Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday July 8th for the Royal Navy’s only official airshow of the year. This action-packed day out for all the family will once again feature thrilling flying displays showcasing the capability of the Fleet Air Arm both past and present. Whilst display acts are still very much being announced, those on the lineup already include two foreign participants in the Swiss Air Force display team Patrouille Suisse [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|News|

Exercise Red Flag 17-1

Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada one of those 'meccas' for military aviation and on a number of occasions each year and, if you are an aviator or an enthusiast, it is very much the place to be for Exercise Red Flag. Kevin Bell provides this report from Red Flag 17-1 between January 23 through February 10. Now in its 40th year, Red Flag is a high-intensity exercise conceptualised not long after the end of the Vietnam War. It is designed to simulate the first 10 days of conflict which exposes all military aviators to the realistic challenges [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Exercise Reports|

Lightning Preservation Group Nightshoot

As the year slowly wakes from its wintery slumber, February means one thing for many holding out for the approaching airshow season - Lightnings! AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan was one of those making a return to the home of Lightning Preservation Group at Bruntingthorpe for a night with their home-grown interceptors. When Roland Beaumont took what would become the Lightning into the air for the first time back in 1954, little could he or the boffins behind it know that their efforts (and subsequent legacy) would still exist some six decades later. Yet unlike so many other aeroplanes of that time – [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Event Reports, Nightshoots|

Northolt Nightshoot XXI

With the number of nightshoots at RAF Northolt now sitting in the twenties, there really is no introduction needed for the nocturnal activities that take place on the West London base’s flightline. AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan and [...]

Ostrava NATO Days 2016

Found in the north-eastern corner of the Czech Republic near the border with Poland, the small city of Ostrava is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region and, since its inception in 2001, been the setting [...]

Old Buckenham Airshow 2016

Set on the grounds of a former Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 made a welcome return in late July with two days of flying action. Whilst the 2016 show may [...]

RAF Cosford Jaguars final prowl

After the withdrawal of the SEPECAT Jaguar from Royal Air Force frontline service on April 30, 2007, a number of airframes were destined for a new role within the service as part of 238 Squadron, [...]

Bucharest International Air Show 2016

The air arms of Eastern European states have long attracted Western enthusiasts. However, as more and more of these ex-communist nations become integrated with Europe and NATO, their military equipment tends to follow suit leading to interesting, [...]

KC-135 60th Anniversary

On August 31, 1956 at just after 1pm local time, a new Boeing jet took to the skies for its first flight. That jet, Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 55-3118 named ‘City of Renton’, started a story [...]

Royal International Air Tattoo 2016

The Royal International Air Tattoo is often the highlight of the UK’s Aviation calendar and attracts an interesting array of aircraft, new and old, from around the world. Anticipation for the show is even higher [...]

King’s Lynn Tornado Trail

It seems that over the last few years, towns and cities around the UK have taken to decorating their streets with various decorated models such as dragons, sheep, gorillas and pigs. However, for the last [...]

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2016

Always a favourite with enthusiasts, RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2016 had a tough act to follow after the great lineup at the 2015 show. In addition, with the withdrawal of the ‘Junglie’ Sea Kings from [...]

RAF Cosford Air Show 2016

RAF Cosford has, for the second year in a row, gained the distinction of becoming the Royal Air Force’s premier event and having been a fixture on the UK airshow calendar for many years now, [...]

NATO Tiger Meet 2016

Between May 16 and 27, Ala 15 of the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) hosted this years edition of the annual NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) at their Zaragoza Air Base home. Two years have [...]

Italian Air Force Flying Training

The Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI) is significantly modernising its flying training. In 2015, Alenia Aermacchi’s T-346A advanced jet trainer entered service and 2016 will see the recently announced introduction of Tecnam’s P2006T for basic multi-engined [...]

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