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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

MCAS Beaufort – The Hornet Nest

Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort (Merritt Field), known as "Fightertown East" is located in South Carolina, USA. Hosted by VMFA-312 "Checkerboards", Paul Newbold and Stuart Skelton present this report for AeroResource. The base is exclusively home to the Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet.  The Hornet first flew on November 18th, 1978 and has gone [...]

By | August 18th, 2012|Operational Reports|2 Comments

Air to Air Refuelling with the 100thARW

"NKAWTG!" reads the sign upon entering the 351st Air Refuelling Squadron, 100th Air Refuelling Wing - and it's true: Nobody kicks ass without Tanker Gas. Michael Buckle and Ben Montgomery joined the crew of "Quid 42" to find out more. The 100th Air Refuelling Wing & the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker The Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker is [...]

By | August 5th, 2012|Operational Reports|6 Comments

Fleet Readiness Center South West

The Fleet Readiness Center South West (FRCSW) on Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island is responsible for  major repair programs and fleet support for the United States Navy and USMC. Mark Forest presents a unique report for AeroResource, and brings the story of one special CH-53E. The FRCSW has a long history on NAS North [...]

By | April 18th, 2012|Operational Reports|3 Comments

The Providers – VRC-30

February 9th 2012 saw AeroResource visiting Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island. Mark Forest was able to get up close with the colourful C-2A Greyhounds of VRC-30 "Providers"; a Pacific based Fleet Logistics Support Squadron. History VRC-30 can trace its history back to June 1943, beginning service as VR-5 flying, amongst others, the Douglas R4D [...]

By | February 16th, 2012|Operational Reports|0 Comments

MAG-16 – MV-22Bs and CH-53Es at Miramar

During February 2012, AeroResource was invited to San Diego California to report on the MV-22B Osprey and CH-53E Super Stallion units that operate with Marine Aircraft Group 16. Mark Forest reports from MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California. MAG-16 was formed on the 1st March 1952 at Marine Corps Air Facility Santa Ana, California and hosted [...]

By | February 15th, 2012|Operational Reports|1 Comment

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

Andrews Naval Air Facility

During early May 2011 AeroResource were invited to visit the Naval Air Facility Washington to photograph their based aircraft and meet with our host squadron for the day, Electronic Warfare Squadron 209  (VAQ-209) “Star Warriors”, which operates the Grumman EA-6B Prowler aircraft. The base was formerly Andrews AFB, but due to the Base Realignment And [...]

By | May 29th, 2011|Operational Reports|0 Comments