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Aviation Nation 2016 – Nellis AFB Open House

The Nellis Air Force Base open house or to give it the official title, Aviation Nation, is a renowned event that is often considered a bucket list show.  The many attractions of Aviation Nation are easy to see with Nellis being one of the most famous fighter bases in the world, home to the United States Air Force (USAF) Aggressors with their amazing paint schemes as well as the Thunderbirds demonstration team. The airfield is sited within easy reach of Las Vegas with all that this brings for visitors to the show in terms of ease of transport, accommodation and evening [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016

Since the inaugural event in 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week has gained a reputation as being one of the best in the United States, not only for its naval participants but also for the air show held over the weekend of the event. With the hopes of good lighting and unique backdrops, Adam Duffield spent three days at San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 taking in the airshow and some of the events running alongside it. San Francisco Fleet Week is certainly not all about the aircraft - as the name implies! Along with other such events around the country, it [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

RAF Brize Norton Nightshoot

In the last 12 months or so, more and more nightshoots have started appearing all over the country ranging from small quiet civilian affairs to busy evenings on an operational airbase. On Saturday October 29, it was the turn of one such base to open its doors for around 200 keen aviation enthusiasts. With the promise of some ‘heavies’ on show, the first RAF Brize Norton Nightshoot was a chance to catch something a little different, and a little larger, to the norm. Over the last few years, the Royal Air Force’s transport hub of RAF Brize Norton has seen [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Event Reports, Nightshoots|

Northolt Nightshoot XXI

With the number of nightshoots at RAF Northolt now sitting in the twenties, there really is no introduction needed for the nocturnal activities that take place on the West London base’s flightline. AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan and Ben Montgomery joined around 200 photographers ‘under the lights’ for the latest instalment and second of 2016 - Northolt Nightshoot XXI. Organised under the knowledgeable leadership of Phil Dawe and his small but dedicated team, Northolt Nightshoot events have set ‘the standard’ for nocturnal aviation photoshoots since their inception in January 2009 – an event that saw just 60 photographers and six airframes taking part. Now, [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Event Reports, Nightshoots|

Ostrava NATO Days 2016

Found in the north-eastern corner of the Czech Republic near the border with Poland, the small city of Ostrava is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region and, since its inception in 2001, been the setting for the annual NATO days show. Duncan Monk reports from Ostrava NATO days 2016. This show has grown from a small ‘after work hours’ capability demonstration of various army and police units at the Ostrava exhibition ground in Černá louka to a fully blown two day security event showcasing both NATO and Czech forces at the Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport. With the motto of the [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Old Buckenham Airshow 2016

Set on the grounds of a former Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 made a welcome return in late July with two days of flying action. Whilst the 2016 show may not have had Hollywood royalty attending like the previous year, there was a promise of more horsepower on show than ever before. One of just two official airshows to be held within Norfolk, Old Buckenham airfield is normally used to a steady stream of General Aviation visitors and onlookers however, for one weekend a year the airfield aims to bring some of the best aircraft [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Exercise Tac Blaze 16 – Carlisle

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 [...]

Win Farnborough International Airshow 2016 Tickets!

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show 2016

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 [...]

Ex BALTOPS / Saber Strike 2016

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. [...]

Duxford American Air Show 2016

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 [...]

Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1

Running from April 11-22, Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1 was the latest installment of the long running "wargame" held in the UK. With just 30 ships being involved from 15 nations, this edition of the bi-annual [...]

The Jet Provost Display Team

In a time where the UK’s classic jet scene is adjusting to the post Shoreham era, many in the aviation community have asked what the future will hold for it. That said, 2015 saw the [...]

RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event

As a military aviation enthusiast, getting a chance to access a frontline fast jet base is certainly not an everyday occurrence. Therefore, it’s no surprise that when the RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event was announced in [...]

Win Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Tickets!

With thanks to the Royal International Air Tattoo Team at Douglas Bader House, we have a pair of tickets to give away to attend the debut of the F-35B  Lightning II at RIAT on Friday 8th July 2016. [...]

Abingdon Nightshoot 2016

Originally starting as an invite only event for a very small number of lucky people, the Abingdon Nightshoot has been opened to all over the last few years and as a result become an event [...]

F-22 Raptor Deployment to RAF Lakenheath

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 [...]

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