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F-35 – Joint Strike Fighter (Part 1)

In part 1 of a series of F-35 articles for AeroRescource, Mark Forest & Jason Grant take a look back at the development, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) competition and early production of the F-35 Lightning II along with the different characteristics of the three variants. Development During 1983 the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) [...]

By | January 21st, 2014|Operational Reports|0 Comments

352nd SOG welcome the CV-22B and MC-130J

On Monday 24th June 2013, the 352nd Special Operations Group took delivery of the first batch of CV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, marking the start of a large expansion and modernisation program at RAF Mildenhall. Ben Montgomery visited the 7th and 67th Special Operations Squadrons at Mildenhall to learn more about their new aircraft. 352nd Special [...]

By | July 27th, 2013|Operational Reports|0 Comments

NAS Corpus Christi – TAW-4

Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi based  on the Texas coast  is home to four United States Navy (USN) Training Squadrons. These training squadrons perform basic, intermediate and advanced flight training for Navy and Marine Corps students. During October 2012 Mark Forest and Paul Newbold had the opportunity to get up close to the squadrons [...]

By | March 3rd, 2013|Operational Reports|0 Comments

Naval Air Training T-45A/C “Goshawk”

AeroResource’s Mark Forest and Paul Newbold  get up close with the  T-45 “Goshawks” of Training Air Wing two  (TAW-2) at NAS Kingsville Texas and visit the heritage park on base. History and Design The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing T-45 Goshawk is based on the BAe Systems Hawk . This navalised and highly modified variant of the Hawk [...]

By | January 26th, 2013|Operational Reports|1 Comment

Home of the Bone – Dyess AFB 7th BW

The United States Air Force have 60 B-1B Lancers in service, split between two Bomb Wings at two Air Force Bases. AeroResource's Jason Grant and Mark Forest visited the B-1Bs of the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess AFB, situated just outside Abilene, Texas, to finds out how developments and upgrades have made the B-1B into [...]

By | November 2nd, 2012|Operational Reports|8 Comments

NAS Mayport

In May 2012 Mark Forest and Jason Grant joined HSM-40 Air Wolves (Helicopter Maritime Strike) at NAS Mayport to discover their history and development of their Naval Air Station and squadron. There is evidence of continuous occupation of the naval station site by Native Americans, Spanish, English, and Americans since the 16th Century but it [...]

By | October 2nd, 2012|Operational Reports|0 Comments

Hawker Hunter Aviation

Several gems of aviation history sit securely in steel clad hangars, forming part of a 17 acre complex on the western side of RAF Scampton.  This is no museum however, and these pedigree aircraft have an active role within the military sphere of operations.  Steve Smith and Mark Graham went to visit the Hawker Hunters [...]

By | August 23rd, 2012|Operational Reports|4 Comments