Military Aviation – Hellenic Air Force 117 Combat Wing

The iconic and once prolific McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II now survives with only a handful of the world’s air forces. Global Aviation Resource paid a visit to the Hellenic Air Force’s 117 Pterix Mahis (Combat Wing) at Andravida Air Base, Greece earlier this year to experience first hand the operations of the based 338 “Aris” and 339 “Aias” Mira (squadron). Tom Gibbons writes.

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Airshow Review – Shuttleworth Flying Proms 2015

The Shuttleworth Collection hosts several airshows throughout the year, but August’s Flying Proms delivers an altogether different experience, combining a traditional open air concert courtesy of the National Symphony Orchestra with flying displays from based and visiting aeroplanes. Kieran Lear was there for GAR.

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Battle of Britain 75 – Pt.12 – RAF Biggin Hill’s Day of Infamy, 30/08/40

The seven-week period from 18 August to October 1940 saw RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, facing the brunt of the Luftwaffe’s campaign against Fighter Command’s airfields in the southeast. In the course of the 16 bombing raids against the airfield, 43 people were killed and scores more wounded. Elliott Marsh looks at the events of 30 August 1940, during which dozens of men and women were killed in one brief raid by just nine German bombers.

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