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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 [...]

WT333 First Flight 60th Anniversary

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: Historic Reports|

On 30th January, the quiet surroundings of Bruntingthorpe were replaced with the roar of jet engines as one of the airfield’s most colourful residents celebrated a huge milestone. Jamie Ewan was among the gathered guests as resident English Electric Canberra WT333 – better known as ‘Treble Three’ - celebrated 60 [...]

Birlingham Jet Aircraft Collection

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: Duncan Monk, Staff Blogs|

A few miles from the small town of Pershore in Worcestershire near Birlingham lies a small private collection of vintage jet aircraft. Rescued from the scrap mans axe over 20 years ago by local produce farmer Graham Revill, the aircraft have sat outside and are gradually succumbing to rust and [...]

L’Epopee de l’Industrie et de l’Aeronautique

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Museum Reports|

Hidden away in a nondescript industrial estate in the French town of Albert lies L'Epopee de l'Industrie et de l'Aeronautique - unknown to many who pass through. This collection of aircraft, vehicles and other varied items may be off the beaten track but is it worth seeking it out? Adam [...]

Vulcan XH558 Image Wall

By | December 11th, 2015|Categories: News|

The second retirement of Avro Vulcan XH558 has brought with it an incredible amount of attention not just from enthusiasts but also the wider public. In an attempt to show and preserve the memories of XH558’s last 8 years of flight following restoration, the team at AeroResource put out a request for [...]

Lightning Preservation Group Twilight Run

By | December 8th, 2015|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

As we head into the winter months, events in our hobby are few and far between and normally limited to the odd nightshoot. The Lightning Preservation Group (LPG), however, do not let the season slip by without one last hurrah. Harry Measures was at their Bruntingthorpe base for a night [...]

East Kirkby Fireworks & Night Run 2015

By | December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

  Normally held on the first Saturday of November, this year saw the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s season finale fall on the last day of October. Jamie Ewan made the trip into the heart of Bomber County for a night with Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ for AeroResource for the East [...]

Sywell Radial and Trainer Fly-in

By | November 15th, 2015|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

  With fly-ins being the heart and soul of the United Kingdom’s general aviation scene, AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan popped up to Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, for a look at the recent Sywell Radial and Trainer fly-in organised by Andrew O’Dell. Found in the heart of Northamptonshire, Sywell Aerodrome opened in 1928 under [...]

Bourne Park Nightshoot

By | November 9th, 2015|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

  October 23 saw the first nightshoot hosted by the Gazelle Squadron at their rather picturesque home of Bourne Park near Andover. Mark Empson was there with his camera and tripod for AeroResource. With the night’s drawing in, the autumn/winter period always proves popular with organisers offering the chance of [...]

Home of the Bone II – 28th BW, Ellsworth AFB

By | November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Operational Reports|

  Assigned to the United States Air Force (USAF), Air Combat Command has two operational Bomb Wings (BW) - the 7th BW at Dyess AFB Texas with some 32 B-1Bs and, 1000 miles north, the 28th BW at Ellsworth AFB Rapid City South Dakota with 27 jets. AeroResource’s Mark Forest [...]

Vulcan XH558 Final Flight

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

  Just after 3pm on Wednesday October 28, 2015, Avro Vulcan XH558 made both it and the type’s final landing at Doncaster Robin Hood airport amidst a small group of onlookers, closing the curtain on the machines second coming. As had been alluded to in the weeks prior, the last flight itself was [...]

RAF Coningsby Nightshoot 2015

By | October 17th, 2015|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

On September 29, the long since rumoured RAF Coningsby nightshoot finally materialised, with 50 photographers provided with rare access onto the base. The evening promised the chance to shoot not only the front line Tornados and Typhoons based at Coningsby, but also some of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight [...]