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Luchtmachtdagen 2016

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

After a year of absence in 2015, the annual Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Luchtmachtdagen returned this year to Vliegerbasis Leeuwarden, in the North of the Netherlands. Whilst the theme of the show was once again Operatie Luchtsteun (which literally translates to Operation Air Support) it was clear that for [...]

First F-35 Lightning IIs arrive in United Kingdom

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: News|

Wednesday 29th June 2016 saw a significant milestone for the F-35 program, as the first deployment of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II to the United Kingdom commenced with three aircraft landing at RAF Fairford, including one of the first three examples for the Royal Air Force. Plans for the F-35 [...]

Anatolian Eagle 2016

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Exercise Reports|

Large multi-national air exercises where combined air operations can be executed against strategic and tactical targets provide excellent training opportunities for all participants, but the requirements to host this type of exercise are such that there are only three training centres in the world where they can take place. Of [...]

Exercise Tac Blaze 16 – Carlisle

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Kevin Paterson, Staff Blogs|

With the sleepy airfield at Carlisle converted into a forward operating base for some serious helicopter hardware, AeroResources’ Kevin Paterson decided it was time to dust off the cameras, charge the radios and head for the fence line for Exercise TAC BLAZE 16. Each year, Carlisle Lake District Airport in Cumbria [...]

Win Farnborough International Airshow 2016 Tickets!

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

A highlight of the airshow calendar, the biennial Farnborough International Airshow public weekend has a packed programme which will excite enthusiasts and families alike; 80,000 of which are expected to attend. Thanks to the organisers, AeroResource is giving away a pair of tickets valid for either Saturday or Sunday! The stars of [...]

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 [...]