Airshow Reports

Centennial of Naval Aviation

By | February 27th, 2011|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Naval Air Station North Island holds the enviable position of being the birthplace of naval aviation. Situated in San Diego Bay, 100 years of heroes and history trace their beginnings to this very place. In February 2011 a celebratory event was held, Jason Grant and Mark Forest produce a photo-report [...]

RAF Leuchars Airshow 2010

By | September 30th, 2010|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Blessed with sunshine and celebrating the imminent retirement of the Tornado F.3 and introduction of the Typhoon, coupled a whole host of other dynamic displays, it made for a fantastic day in Fife. Chris Milne Reports for AeroResource on the Leuchars Airshow 2010. On the second weekend of September, St. [...]

Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2010

By | September 29th, 2010|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

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 [...]

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2010

By | August 18th, 2010|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is one of Europe's premier ballooning events, attracting up to 500,000 visitors annually. Michael Buckle reports for AeroResource on what was a special year for the Balloon Fiesta. Held in Bristol's historical Ashton Court estate, the Balloon Fiesta is now in its 32nd year and [...]

Royal International Air Tattoo 2010

By | July 30th, 2010|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

The Royal International Air Tattoo is quite rightly regarded as one of the premier airshows in the World.  In the run-up to the show day, the participation list was mouth watering.  Usually in any show you can pick out a couple of highlights, a couple of unusual items that you’d [...]

Duxford Flying Legends 2010

By | July 29th, 2010|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

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, [...]

RAF Cosford Air Show 2010

By | July 29th, 2010|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Billed as “The Midlands Premier Air Event”, Cosford 2010 certainly lived up to it’s name, with a varied show more akin to shows such as RIAT or Farnborough. Ben Montgomery was present for Aero Resource. Arriving at Cosford just after 8AM, it was hard to believe that last year the [...]

Abingdon Air and Country Show 2010

By | May 15th, 2010|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Glorious sunshine, bright blue skies and temperatures hitting the 20s. Then the air-show season arrived and it all went Pete Tong.  Steve Smith of AeroResource reports on the traditional season starter at Abingdon… The Abingdon Air and Country show has grown immensely in the 11 years since it’s inception.  Started [...]

Bahrain International Airshow 2010

By | January 31st, 2010|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

The inaugural Bahrain International Air show (BIAS) took place at the new Sakhir Airbase from 21-23 January 2010. Duncan Monk reports from a thoroughly well planned and executed event, that is an exciting and welcome addition to the air show calendar. During July of 2008, Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced [...]

The Royal International Air Tattoo 2009

By | July 15th, 2009|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

It was that time of year again, when the quiet village in the Cotswolds was woken up by high speed passes, reheat take-offs and the smell of good old Kerosene, it could only be, the Royal International Air Tattoo “Twenty ‘oh Nine”. Michael Buckle reports for Fighter Control with the [...]

RAF Waddington Airshow 2009

By | July 15th, 2009|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

The 4th and 5th of July marked Waddington airshow in Lincolnshire. The show this year focused on NATO’s sixtieth anniversary. Charles Cunliffe reports for Fighter Control from the sun blessed event. Waddington is the second biggest airshow in the UK and plays host to a varied amount of military aircraft [...]

NATO Tigermeet 2007

By | September 15th, 2007|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Fighter Control Forum member Tony Osborne attended this years Nato Tiger meet for Artic Tigers 2007. This was the first time a Tiger Meet had been hosted in Norway. Despite the goings on in the worlds war zones involving Nato nations. Over one thousand personel from Twenty One squadrons represented [...]

Royal International Air Tattoo 2007

By | July 15th, 2007|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Michael Freer reports from 2007's highly successful Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Additional photography by Stuart Freer. "When I recommended 'Agile and Adaptable' as the operational theme for RIAT 2007, I felt confident it would reflect the current strategic thinking of many of my colleagues around the globe. [...]