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Flying Legends 2012

After Flying Legends 2011 ended on a distinctively low note, with the loss of P-51D Big Beautiful Doll, the enthusiast community had many questions about whether the format of the next Legends show would be the same or would see changes. AeroResource’s Ben Montgomery went along to see. Without beating about the bush, Flying Legends [...]

By | June 28th, 2012|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

RAF Cosford Air Show 2012

For a third year running, the RAF Cosford airshow suffered slightly from the weather, but with an impressive participation list, the showground was busy as usual. Ben Montgomery reports for AeroResource. The 2011 show at RAF Cosford was one of the wettest in recent years, with many display items cancelled or being curtailed before the [...]

By | June 10th, 2012|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|3 Comments

Tuscaloosa Air Show

Held bienially, the Tuscaloosa Airshow is hosted by the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, at the Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport, Alabama. AeroResource's Ben Montgomery detoured past to catch the latter half of the events.... The theme of the 2012 show (held in partnership with David Shultz Airshows LLC) was "Honouring Our Heroes", and was set to [...]

By | April 15th, 2012|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

Duxford September 2011

After what seems to have been the usual British summer of rain and cloud, Duxford's September Airshow managed to bring in the sunshine, the crowds and most importantly the flying! AeroResource's Ben Montgomery was present on a scorching Saturday.... Duxford's September show usually has a rather good line up, including a solid variety of overseas [...]

By | September 28th, 2011|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

Hogs at the Heath – 81st FS Deployment

The A-10C Thunderbolt II - also known as the Warthog, as well as "The Tankbuster". Whatever you want to call it, this is one aircraft perfectly designed for its role. AeroResource's Ben Montgomery was at RAF Lakenheath with the 52ndFW to find out more. The Aircraft During the Vietnam War, large numbers of ground attack [...]

By | August 28th, 2011|Operational Reports|1 Comment

Duxford Flying Legends 2011

The Flying Legends Airshow is fairly unique in the UK aviation calendar.  Nowhere in the country attracts such a large and diverse range of historic warbirds.  Steve Smith and Mark Graham were there for AeroResource... It is one of the most eagerly awaited airshows of the season and this years line-up had many enthusiasts barely [...]

By | July 24th, 2011|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2010

There have been many celebratory airshows in this 70th Anniversary year of the Battle of Britain – but none so spectacular as the Duxford Battle of Britain show. Ben Montgomery was present for AeroResource. Duxford is an airbase steeped in history, no small part of which is the relationship of the base to the Spitfire, [...]

By | September 29th, 2010|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

RAF Mildenhall Viewing Guide

RAF Mildenhall, home of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing, is one of the most popular bases to visit in the UK, with a wide variety of movements passing through every week. Ben Montgomery and Sam Pilcher present a special guide from Aero Resource documenting everything from history, spotting locations and callsigns, to photographic information, all [...]

By | July 30th, 2010|News|7 Comments

Duxford Flying Legends 2010

Dull weather, rain and more rain – what seems to have been the essence of British Air Shows. Flying Legends 2010 broke the trend with an action packed display, pure blue skies and sweltering temperatures. Ben Montgomery and Phill Loughlin report for Aero Resource. Flying Legends is to the enthusiast, an airshow that immediately conjures [...]

By | July 29th, 2010|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|1 Comment