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So far Mark Forest has created 27 blog entries.

United States Naval Air Training Command

The United States Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM) and the five Training Air Wings (TAW) of which it is comprised, pride themselves on producing the finest Naval Aviators in the world. Headquartered at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, the student pilot training program – commanded by Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) - instructs [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Operational Reports|0 Comments

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

  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 visits the home of the [...]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Operational Reports|0 Comments

47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB

Laughlin AFB is one of USAF's five major primary training airfields, located in remote Del Rio, Western Texas it's is ideal for training flights. It is home to the 47th Flying Training Wing (FTW) that forms part of the Air Education Training Command (AETC). Ian French and Mark Forest visited the base to photograph flight [...]

By | April 5th, 2014|Operational Reports|0 Comments

The Gunfighters of the Texas ANG

In October 2013 AeroResource was invited to visit the ramp of the Texas Air National Guard (ANG), the 149th Fighter Wing (FW) "Lone Star Gunfighters" based on the vast complex which is Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio Texas. History On the 21st August 1946 the 182nd FS was activated. During mid-1947 the 182nd received [...]

By | January 29th, 2014|Operational Reports|0 Comments

F-35 – Joint Strike Fighter (Part 1)

In part 1 of a series of F-35 articles for AeroRescource, Mark Forest & Jason Grant take a look back at the development, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) competition and early production of the F-35 Lightning II along with the different characteristics of the three variants. Development During 1983 the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) [...]

By | January 21st, 2014|Operational Reports|0 Comments

NAS Corpus Christi – TAW-4

Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi based  on the Texas coast  is home to four United States Navy (USN) Training Squadrons. These training squadrons perform basic, intermediate and advanced flight training for Navy and Marine Corps students. During October 2012 Mark Forest and Paul Newbold had the opportunity to get up close to the squadrons [...]

By | March 3rd, 2013|Operational Reports|0 Comments

Lackland Gateway Heritage Foundation

During late October 2012 AeroResource's Mark Forest and Jason Grant spent the day with Colonel (retired) Jaime Vazquez, President of Lacklands Gateway Heritage Foundation and visited the many aircraft preserved by the foundation along with the many other exhibits preserved round the base. Set in the largest organisation in the Department of Defence Lackland Air [...]

By | February 3rd, 2013|Museum Reports|1 Comment