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6 Squadron Relocate to RAF Lossiemouth

In July 2011, the then Defence Secretary Liam Fox announced that RAF Leuchars, Fife was to close, with the Typhoon force relocating to RAF Lossiemouth, Moray. Before the move north, there were a number of small Exercises named “Moray Venture.” These provided personnel from 6 Squadron the ability to test the new operating facilities ahead [...]

By | June 22nd, 2014|News|2 Comments

Yeovilton Air Day 2014 Preview

This year's Yeovilton Air Day event on Saturday 26th July takes 'Carrier Aviation' as its main theme. The theme highlights the development of airpower deployed at sea, which has played an important part in protecting the nations interests in the past, present and will continue into the future.  Participants include some of the most famous [...]

By | May 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Midair Squadron

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 Monk reports from the Press [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|News|5 Comments

Interview with George Bacon MBE

George 'Smokey' Bacon MBE is probably best known by airshow regulars as the calming, informative voice to many aviation events up and down the British Isles. However, George’s achievements and roles within the aviation industry go far beyond just commentating on airshows. Duncan Monk talks to George as he takes time out of his busy [...]

By | March 20th, 2014|News|2 Comments

Osprey 25th Anniversary

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, potential customers and future of [...]

By | March 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments

VC-10 to Newquay – The retirement of ZA148

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 the Classic Air Force (CAF), [...]

By | September 4th, 2013|News|7 Comments