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Hangar 11 P-51D ‘Tall In The Saddle’ Unveiling

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Event Reports|

It had long been rumoured that Peter Tiechman, owner of the Hangar 11 Collection based at North Weald, would repaint his P-51D into a new and authentic scheme. It was already known that the Mustang (serial 44-72035) had served with the 332nd Fighter Group, more famously known as The Tuskegee [...]

Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show 2016

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

When the Shuttleworth Fly Navy show was first announced, anticipation for what could form the display lineup was high. In fact, almost before the first display item was announced, some were pegging it as a potential season highlight. Adam Duffield was there for AeroResource to see if it could live [...]

Ex BALTOPS / Saber Strike 2016

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire has regularly seen United States Air Force (USAF) long-range bombers deployed to support ongoing multinational exercises in Europe, namely BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) and Saber Strike, over the last couple of years. Duncan Monk reports on the 2016 exercise and its participants. Touching down on RAF Fairford’s [...]

Duxford American Air Show 2016

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

As the 2016 airshow season gets underway, the American Air Show held at Duxford’s Imperial War Museum represented the first of the major shows held under the new Civilian Aviation Authority regulations. Celebrating American and British collaboration in the air, the two-day show (held over the last Bank Holiday weekend [...]

F-22 Raptor Deployment to RAF Lakenheath

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

Twelve F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron ‘Boneheads’ along with pilots from both the 95th and 301st Fighter Squadrons (FS), operating under the banner of the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), and supplemented by approximately 220 personnel from Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida recently undertook a month-long deployment [...]

Shuttleworth Season Premiere Airshow 2016

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

It’s early May, the sun is out and the smell of castor oil lingers over a picturesque Bedfordshire airfield. A new season is upon us, and with that comes the first show at Old Warden: The Shuttleworth Season Premiere. Michael Lovering was there for AeroResource. I should begin this review [...]

Abingdon Air and Country Show 2016

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Abingdon Air and Country Show has become the traditional season opener for the main UK air display season. Often attracting some of the finest displays from around the country, its ability to ‘punch above its weight’ has often been seen. Adam Duffield and Duncan Monk were there to see how [...]

The Air to Air Photography Experience

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports|

  Look at the front cover of most aviation magazines, and the majority of the time the cover photograph will be an air-to-air image of some sort. Whilst photographing aircraft from the air is still predominantly the domain of experienced, professional photographers, the last few years have seen a shift [...]

Northolt Nightshoot XX

By | April 16th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

On March 17, the ever popular Northolt Nightshoot event reached a milestone number with the 20th such gathering taking place at the west London base. Adam Duffield, along with many others, made the pilgrimage for Northolt Nightshoot XX. After 20 events, these nightshoots really need no introduction for many as [...]

Hawker Siddeley Harrier T4A XW271

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Historic Reports|

From its initial conception and drawings made in 1957 by Ralph Hooper, the P.1127/P.1154/Kestrel went on to become the well-known and much loved icon of British aviation - the Hawker Siddeley Harrier. The first production Harrier GR1 (XV738) was flown for the first time on December 28, 1967 by Hawker [...]

Bruntingthorpe Treble Tanker Nightshoot

By | March 18th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

Being a fan of transport and tanker aircraft, attending a nightshoot at Bruntingthorpe with three of the resident ex-Royal Air Force examples was certainly not a hard decision to make. Ben Montgomery travelled up to deepest darkest Leicestershire for an evening of spotlights, tripods and Cold War heavy metal. The [...]

Bourne Park Nightshoot 2

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

Over the last year or so, the Gazelle Squadron have become one of the most enthusiast friendly display teams on the circuit. Following on from their first event, Saturday 5th March saw Bourne Park Nightshoot 2 take place in their wonderfully scenic surroundings. Adam Duffield was there for AeroResource. Tucked [...]