Historic & Museum Reports

Hawker Siddeley Harrier T4A XW271

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Historic Reports|

From its initial conception and drawings made in 1957 by Ralph Hooper, the P.1127/P.1154/Kestrel went on to become the well-known and much loved icon of British aviation - the Hawker Siddeley Harrier. The first production Harrier GR1 (XV738) was flown for the first time on December 28, 1967 by Hawker [...]

WT333 First Flight 60th Anniversary

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: Historic Reports|

On 30th January, the quiet surroundings of Bruntingthorpe were replaced with the roar of jet engines as one of the airfield’s most colourful residents celebrated a huge milestone. Jamie Ewan was among the gathered guests as resident English Electric Canberra WT333 – better known as ‘Treble Three’ - celebrated 60 [...]

L’Epopee de l’Industrie et de l’Aeronautique

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Museum Reports|

Hidden away in a nondescript industrial estate in the French town of Albert lies L'Epopee de l'Industrie et de l'Aeronautique - unknown to many who pass through. This collection of aircraft, vehicles and other varied items may be off the beaten track but is it worth seeking it out? Adam [...]

Smithsonian Institution Washington

By | August 18th, 2014|Categories: Museum Reports|

The Smithsonian Institution comprises of 19 free national museums that hold some of the most significant documents and artefacts in American history. Two of these, located in downtown Washington D.C and Chantilly, VA, make up Smithsonian Air and Space. AeroResource correspondent Michael Lovering reports from the US capital. Museum Information [...]

Newark Air Museum – 40th Anniversary

By | April 13th, 2013|Categories: Museum Reports|

On the 14th April 1973 the Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire officially opened its doors. Adam Duffield takes a look at the museum, its history and exhibits as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. Newark Air Museum (NAM) is one of the UK’s largest volunteer managed aviation museums with over 23,000 [...]

Bomber Command – Interview Part One

By | February 12th, 2013|Categories: Historic Reports|

Harry Irons’ logbook has been heavily used.  The yellowing pages present information in a simple, emotionless context, but each and every entry has a story attached to it.  In amongst the numerous training flights and air-tests are red entries, denoting an operation – no fewer than sixty.  Steve Smith speaks [...]

Lackland Gateway Heritage Foundation

By | February 3rd, 2013|Categories: Museum Reports|

During late October 2012 AeroResource's Mark Forest and Jason Grant spent the day with Colonel (retired) Jaime Vazquez, President of Lacklands Gateway Heritage Foundation and visited the many aircraft preserved by the foundation along with the many other exhibits preserved round the base. Set in the largest organisation in the [...]

Coningsby Burials – Lest We Forget

By | July 30th, 2010|Categories: Historic Reports|

If you look hard enough, in the cemeteries surrounding any given airbase, you are bound to come across headstones belonging to the brave crewmen from those bases, which paid the ultimate price.  Steve Smith recounts forgotten events for AeroResource… I often find time on my base visits to spend [...]