News Reports

Yeovilton Airshow 2014 Competition

By | June 29th, 2014|Categories: News|

Following the naming ceremony for the Royal Navy's first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, which takes place on 4 July, Air Day 2014 has taken ‘Carrier Aviation’ as this year’s theme.  Celebrating the triumphs of airborne assets deployed at sea since aviation's earliest days, Air Day will host a large gathering [...]

Win Goodwood Tickets!

By | May 12th, 2014|Categories: News|

The annual Aviation Exhibition held within Goodwood Park enables pilots, buyers and enthusiasts to see and even experience the latest aviation models, innovations and technical developments in a stunning setting and relaxed environment. Prospective buyers can also experience demonstration flights available from leading manufacturers. There will be fixed wing and [...]

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 [...]