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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

Naval Air Training T-45A/C “Goshawk”

AeroResource’s Mark Forest and Paul Newbold  get up close with the  T-45 “Goshawks” of Training Air Wing two  (TAW-2) at NAS Kingsville Texas and visit the heritage park on base. History and Design The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing T-45 Goshawk is based on the BAe Systems Hawk . This navalised and highly modified variant of the Hawk [...]

By | January 26th, 2013|Operational Reports|1 Comment

Mission Employment – Nellis AFB

Every six months the United States Air Force (USAF) holds a Weapons School graduation exercise, known as the Mission Employment Phase. Units from the USAF and United States Navy (USN) join for the two week long exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). AeroResource’s Mark Forest [...]

By | January 16th, 2013|Exercise Reports|4 Comments

Dissimilar Air Combat Training 2012

The annual Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) exercise was hosted in 2012 once again by Gando Air Base, on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. On April 24th enthusiasts and photographers were invited to attend the “DACT” Spotter’s Day. Mark Forest reports for AeroResource on the events of the day, from Gando. Held annually over [...]

By | September 4th, 2012|Exercise Reports|1 Comment

Fleet Readiness Center South West

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 long history on NAS North [...]

By | April 18th, 2012|Operational Reports|3 Comments

The Providers – VRC-30

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, amongst others, the Douglas R4D [...]

By | February 16th, 2012|Operational Reports|0 Comments

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

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 Santa Ana, California and hosted [...]

By | February 15th, 2012|Operational Reports|1 Comment