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The Last Shadow – MC-130P Retirement

The 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall has been visibly upgrading their aircraft and capabilities over the last year (see 352nd SOG welcome the CV-22B and MC-130J). With new types becoming operational, the older aircraft are now being phased out in turn. February 2014 saw the final MC-130P Combat Shadow leaving the 67th Special [...]

By | February 5th, 2014|Operational Reports|1 Comment

The Gunfighters of the Texas ANG

In October 2013 AeroResource was invited to visit the ramp of the Texas Air National Guard (ANG), the 149th Fighter Wing (FW) "Lone Star Gunfighters" based on the vast complex which is Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio Texas. History On the 21st August 1946 the 182nd FS was activated. During mid-1947 the 182nd received [...]

By | January 29th, 2014|Operational Reports|0 Comments

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