News Reports

Vulcan XH558 Final Flight

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

  Just after 3pm on Wednesday October 28, 2015, Avro Vulcan XH558 made both it and the type’s final landing at Doncaster Robin Hood airport amidst a small group of onlookers, closing the curtain on the machines second coming. As had been alluded to in the weeks prior, the last flight itself was [...]

Lakenheath A-10 Deployment – update

By | April 4th, 2015|Categories: News|

The A-10s from the 354th EFS (Expeditionary Fighter Squadron), 355th FW, based at David-Monthan AFB are the first of several planned theatre security package deployments to Europe under the operation name “Atlantic Resolve”. David Mackey gives an update on their time within the UK during a short deployment at RAF [...]

Atlantic Resolve A-10s at Lakenheath

By | March 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

Four years after their last appearance in the United Kingdom, the fearsome A-10C Thunderbolt II has returned at RAF Lakenheath. Operated as a Theatre Security Package under Operation Atlantic Resolve, the aircraft are deployed at Spangdahlem AB in Germany – but paying a visit to Lakenheath, as David Mackey reports. [...]

Midair Squadron

By | May 1st, 2014|Categories: News|

With the 2014 Air Show season quickly upon us, there is always much interest in the displays that will entertain enthusiasts and families up and down the United Kingdom and across Europe. For 2014 there is a new UK based team ready to strut their stuff - Midair Squadron. Duncan [...]

Osprey 25th Anniversary

By | March 19th, 2014|Categories: News|

19th March 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the first flight of Bell Boeing's multi mission military tiltrotor aircraft. Designed to combine the versatility of a conventional helicopter with the long range and high speed performance of a fixed wing turbo prop, Duncan Monk looks at its development, early history, [...]

RAF Rivet Joint Arrival

By | November 12th, 2013|Categories: News|

With recent retirements of the VC-10 and C-130K along with the imminent retirement of the TriStar, the variety of aircraft fielded by the RAF is clearly dwindling. However, Tuesday 12th November 2013 saw the arrival to UK shores of the latest addition to the forces inventory – the RC-135W Rivet [...]

VC-10 to Newquay – The retirement of ZA148

By | September 4th, 2013|Categories: News|

VC10 ZA148 Retirement Just before 11am on Wednesday 28th August, 2013 Vickers VC10 K3, ZA148 'G', made its final landing at Newquay Airport, Cornwall (the former RAF St. Mawgan).  In doing so the aircraft completed its 48,351st flying hour but now takes up permanent residence as a static exhibit with [...]