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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|

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 having been the brainchild of two Air Traffic Controllers. Fast-forward four and a half decades, adding a royal decree along with a permanent home, and the show has become the largest military airshow in the world. With a long and distinguished history of providing the first look at many a new type and display while celebrating key anniversaries in the aviation world, The Royal International [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

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 Aviation Photography (COAP), a photoshoot was arranged for a limited number of photographers to capture the first public outing in ‘her’ new dual scheme. Bruntingthorpe is well known in the enthusiast community for its tremendous selection of Cold War jets that have been saved from the scrap heap following retirement from service. With many kept in running order, it is the largest collection of ground [...]

By | August 19th, 2017|News|

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 from operations with the US Navy 5th and 6th Fleets in the ongoing operation against so-called Islamic State, the ship made a short visit to the United Kingdom. Duncan Monk was aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) whilst at anchor in the Solent, to bring this report. Named after the 41st President and former Second World War naval aviator George H.W. Bush, USS George [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Operational Reports|

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 one of the most highly anticipated shows of the UK airshow season. With the Airday team renowned for attracting numerous rare aircraft both on the ground and in the air, an estimated crowd of some 40,000 people crammed on to the airfield to witness 2017’s showcase of Fleet Air Arm personnel and equipment - once again the team delivering a fantastic family day out. The [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Win RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 Tickets!

We are offering a lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show 2017! The RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 11th June 2017, is [...]

XV(R) Squadron Photo Event

The gradual drawdown of the Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fleet hits a significant milestone in 2017, bringing an end to the Tornado fleet in Scotland, and an end to 23 years of a familiar [...]

United States Naval Air Training Command

The United States Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM) and the five Training Air Wings (TAW) of which it is comprised, pride themselves on producing the finest Naval Aviators in the world. Headquartered at Naval Air [...]

Royal Navy Lynx Retirement

Fast, sleek, agile and sporty; words which are often used to describe and sum up the Westland Lynx - a helicopter that, in March 2017, will finally reach the end of a remarkable forty-one years [...]

Sion World Economic Forum Air Policing

The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting at Davos in Eastern Switzerland attracts many world leaders and important visitors to it and, as can be imagined, requires a high level of security - especially in [...]

AeroResource 2016 Highlights

If social media is to be believed, 2016 was the worst year in the history of the world, with several “shock” events like the EU referendum result and the election of Donald Trump dominating headlines. [...]

Aircraft Carrier Operations – USS Dwight D Eisenhower

Deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE since June 2016, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower, or “The Mighty Ike”, has been conducting daily strike missions against so-called “Islamic State” in both Syria [...]

USS Dwight D Eisenhower – Operation Inherent Resolve

Weighing in at a cool 95,000 tonnes, the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) is the second of ten such vessels that form the cornerstone of United States Naval Aviation. [...]

Aviation Nation 2016 – Nellis AFB Open House

The Nellis Air Force Base open house or to give it the official title, Aviation Nation, is a renowned event that is often considered a bucket list show.  The many attractions of Aviation Nation are easy [...]

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016

Since the inaugural event in 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week has gained a reputation as being one of the best in the United States, not only for its naval participants but also for the air [...]

RAF Brize Norton Nightshoot

In the last 12 months or so, more and more nightshoots have started appearing all over the country ranging from small quiet civilian affairs to busy evenings on an operational airbase. On Saturday October 29, [...]

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