Event Reports

Iniochos 2024

By | May 3rd, 2024|Categories: Event Reports, Exercise Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , |

From April 8-18, 2024, the skies above Andravida Air Base in the northwest of the Peloponnese, Greece reverberated to the sound of fast jets from the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) and a coalition of aircraft from elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East participating in Exercise Iniochos 2024. Ian Harding [...]

Aeronautica Militare retires AMX

By | April 24th, 2024|Categories: Event Reports, News, Operational Reports|Tags: , , , , |

Following 35 years of service, the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) formally retired its last remaining AMX A-11 ‘Ghibli’ light combat and reconnaissance aircraft from service on April 5, 2024. The Italian term ‘Ghibli’ derives from the hot dry wind that blows in North Africa. This historic occasion was marked [...]

Army Air Corps Apache AH-64D retirement

By | April 18th, 2024|Categories: Event Reports, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

© Ian Harding | Army Air Corps | Westland Apache AH1 On March 25, 2024 following 23 years of service, the Army Air Corps officially retired the AgustaWestland/Boeing WAH-64D (Apache AH1) from service whilst also declaring the Boeing Apache AH-64E Guardian v6 operationally ready. As has become standard practice nowadays, [...]

Northolt Nightshoot XXX

By | March 22nd, 2024|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|Tags: , , , , |

There is always an air of anticipation and excitement when Phil Dawe MBE, Building 27 Restoration Team Manager, and RAF Northolt (Home to 32 Squadron) located in Greater London announce the date, timing and potential attendees for its next ‘RAF Northolt nightshoot’. It was no different on the occasion when [...]

Northolt Nightshoot XXIX

By | October 13th, 2023|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|Tags: , , , , |

As we start the transition from long summer evenings to the shorter, colder winter nights it brings with it the start of the nightshoot season. October 5th 2023 saw one of the first, RAF Northolt XXIX Nightshoot. Mark Empson and Nick Thompson were on hand to report on the event. [...]

Anatolian Eagle 2023

By | September 19th, 2023|Categories: Event Reports, Exercise Reports|Tags: , , , |

Held in Konya, central Türkiye, since 2001, Anatolian Eagle exercises have always been well attended, both by participating nations from around the world and aviation enthusiasts alike. 2023’s edition was no exception with visiting participants including Azerbaijan and Pakistan drawing in plenty of enthusiasts to capture the action. This year’s [...]

Edwards AFB Airshow & Open House 2022

By | November 20th, 2022|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|Tags: , , , , , , |

Edwards AFB Airshow & Open House 2022 Edwards AFB Airshow & Open House 2022: In the 13 years since Edwards air force base last hosted an air show, a lot has changed. Fifth generation aircraft now rule the skies and innovation is driving new technologies for America and her allies. [...]

NAS Lemoore – Airshow 2019

By | October 25th, 2019|Categories: Airshow Reports|Tags: , , , , , |

Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California, has been a key location on the map since its completion in 1961, fulfilling a requirement to support the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy. After eight years, NAS Lemoore returned to the US airshow calendar. Lockheed Martin F-35C VFA-125 Rough Raiders NAS [...]

Royal International Air Tattoo 2018

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

With over 300 aircraft arriving at RAF Fairford to help celebrate the Royal Air Force’s centenary, AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan joined the masses descending on the airfield with one question on his mind – would the Royal Air Force and Douglas Bader House (DBH) pull out all the stops for what [...]

NATO Tiger Meet 2018 Spotters Day

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

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 [...]

RAF Cosford Nightshoot

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

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 [...]

Lightning Preservation Group – ORP Scramble

By | February 4th, 2018|Categories: Event Reports|

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 [...]

Joint Base Andrews Air Show 2017

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

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 [...]

East Kirkby Season Finale

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

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 [...]

Northolt Nightshoot XXIII

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

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 [...]

Royal International Air Tattoo 2017

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

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, [...]