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Bucharest International Air Show 2016

The air arms of Eastern European states have long attracted Western enthusiasts. However, as more and more of these ex-communist nations become integrated with Europe and NATO, their military equipment tends to follow suit leading to interesting, and often colourful, Soviet types being replaced with grey fighters from the USA. Whilst Romania has indeed ordered F-16s that are due to start deliveries this year, it is still one of the last bastions of the MiG-21 LanceR in Europe. The best place to see these charismatic jets, along with the other aircraft of the Romanian Armed Forces, is the annual Bucharest International Air [...]

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

KC-135 60th Anniversary

On August 31, 1956 at just after 1pm local time, a new Boeing jet took to the skies for its first flight. That jet, Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 55-3118 named ‘City of Renton’, started a story that is now 60 years old – and continuing! In 2016, the KC-135 is still the backbone of the United States Air Forces aerial refuelling capability and one of the longest serving military aircraft in the world. A brief history of US Air Refuelling Ever since that historic moment when man lifted from the ground in the first powered flight in 1903, aviators have been [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|News|

Royal International Air Tattoo 2016

The Royal International Air Tattoo is often the highlight of the UK’s Aviation calendar and attracts an interesting array of aircraft, new and old, from around the world. Anticipation for the show is even higher in Farnborough years when global aircraft manufacturers descend on the UK to try and secure vital sales for their latest products, often resulting in type or variant debuts. So the question lies - Did RIAT 2016 meet the historically high standards of the long running show? Michael Lovering and Ben Montgomery attended over the weekend for AeroResource. For many, the Royal International Air Tattoo (or [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

King’s Lynn Tornado Trail

It seems that over the last few years, towns and cities around the UK have taken to decorating their streets with various decorated models such as dragons, sheep, gorillas and pigs. However, for the last two years, King’s Lynn’s decorations have been somewhat aviation themed with Spitfires in 2015 and now, to celebrate the Centenary of RAF Marham, the mighty Tornado. Launched at the beginning of June and running until the end of September, no less than 16 model Tornado GR4s (the official documents for the trail state 15 however I found 16 on display) are currently located around the [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Adam Duffield, Staff Blogs|

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2016

Always a favourite with enthusiasts, RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2016 had a tough act to follow after the great lineup at the 2015 show. In addition, with the withdrawal of the ‘Junglie’ Sea Kings from service, the question many were asking was could the finale of the show still live up to expectations? Adam Duffield and Duncan Monk spent the day at the Somerset base to judge for themselves. RNAS Yeovilton is home to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm’s Lynx, Wildcat and Commando Helicopter Forces (CHF) alongside the aircraft of the Royal Navy Historic Flight (RNHF) and the Fleet [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

RAF Cosford Air Show 2016

RAF Cosford has, for the second year in a row, gained the distinction of becoming the Royal Air Force’s premier event and having been a fixture on the UK airshow calendar for many years now, it has become a ‘must’ for aviation enthusiasts up and down the country – and rightly so! After an award winning show last year, AeroResource’s Jamie Ewan joined a crowd of almost 60,000 descending on the Shropshire base to see if the feat could be repeated again for the RAF Cosford Air Show 2016. Mention the word Cosford and many will think of the world-class [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Win Yeovilton Air Day 2016 Tickets!

With thanks to the organisers, AeroResource are once again offering two lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to Yeovilton Air Day 2016! Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open [...]

Abingdon Air and Country Show 2016

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 [...]

The Air to Air Photography Experience

  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 [...]

Win Cosford Air Show 2016 Tickets!

We are offering a lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show 2016! The Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show is back and bigger than ever! [...]

HMX-1 Presidential Helicopters at RAF Mildenhall

It’s all but impossible to miss news of a United States Presidential visit to the United Kingdom, or indeed to any country – the event is always marked with significant pomp and circumstance, as befits [...]

Northolt Nightshoot XX

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 [...]

Irish Air Corps – Easter Rising Centenary

The Easter Rising of 1916 was the most significant uprising in Ireland against Britain since the United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798, and is generally regarded as the first time that an Irish Republic was declared. [...]

Hawker Siddeley Harrier T4A XW271

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 [...]

Westland Sea King HC4 Commando Retirement

The 31st of March 2016 heralded another sad day in the history of UK military aviation as the iconic dark green Westland Sea King HC4 Commando helicopters, affectionately known as 'Junglies', were retired from active [...]

Whiteman Air Force Base

Known the world over as home to the United States Air Force’s Northrop B-2 Spirit fleet, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, also has a number of other units and aircraft assigned to its command. For [...]

American Air Museum reopening

In March 2015, the American Air Museum at the Imperial War Museum Duxford closed its doors for a year as it underwent a major refurbishment of both the building and the displays. A little over [...]

Bruntingthorpe Treble Tanker Nightshoot

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 [...]

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