Operational Reports

Home of the Bone – Dyess AFB 7th BW

By | November 2nd, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

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 [...]

NAS Mayport

By | October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

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 [...]

MCAS Beaufort – The Hornet Nest

By | August 18th, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

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 [...]

Air to Air Refuelling with the 100thARW

By | August 5th, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

"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 [...]

Fleet Readiness Center South West

By | April 18th, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

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 [...]

The Providers – VRC-30

By | February 16th, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

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, [...]

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

By | February 15th, 2012|Categories: Operational Reports|

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 [...]

Hogs at the Heath – 81st FS Deployment

By | August 28th, 2011|Categories: Operational Reports|

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, [...]

Andrews Naval Air Facility

By | May 29th, 2011|Categories: Operational Reports|

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 [...]

NAS Lemoore: Strike Fighter Wing Pacific

By | December 20th, 2010|Categories: Operational Reports|

Mark Forest produces a photo report for AeroResource from the Headquarters of Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, Kings County California - the US Navy's largest master jet base, Naval Air Station Lemoore. Commissioned in 1961 NAS Lemoore-Reeves Field was the last Air Station to be built for the United States Navy. [...]

NASA Dryden

By | May 27th, 2010|Categories: Operational Reports|

Situated in the huge Edwards Air Force Base complex in the Mojave Desert is the Dryden Flight Research Centre (DFRC). Mark Forest and Stuart Skelton visit for AeroResource to give an insight into the incredible facility.  This division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) concentrates primarily on Aeronautical [...]

USS Ronald Reagan – CVW-14

By | May 10th, 2009|Categories: Operational Reports|

Fighter Control’s Duncan Monk returned to his Naval roots, and flew out to visit the USS Ronald Reagan/CVW-14 currently deployed on Operations in the 5th Fleets area of responsibility. Named after the 40th President of the United States of America, The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) was the ninth Nimitz class [...]

Project Curium – Afghan Training

By | March 10th, 2009|Categories: Operational Reports|

The past year has seen the skies over Wiltshire filled with two strange, foreign machines which are shortly due to depart our shores.  Steve Smith reports for Aero Resource… These two aircraft have fascinated enthusiasts, spotters and photographers all over Salisbury Plain and the hype they created has seen people [...]