The F-35B Lightning II has successfully completed another critical phase in its test flying programme at Edwards AFB.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is conducting a month long campaign of air monitoring in the Colorado Front Range area under the name of DISCOVER-AQ (Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality). Paul Filmer reports for GAR.
As part of the celebrations to mark the station’s 75 year anniversary, Royal Air Force Benson took the very positive decision on 4 May to take its personnel, ground equipment and two of its helicopters into the local community near Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Ian Harding reports for GAR.
In the weeks that followed D-Day, and with the British holding down German armour in the dogged fight for Caen in the East, it was the role of the Americans to make the breakout into lower Normandy and beyond, so as to begin moving into Brittany and eventually Paris. Huw Hopkins charts the Americans’ post-D-Day period.
RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire saw two aircraft from the Kuwait Air Force (al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya) Transport Fleet visiting on 3 July 2014. Ian Harding reports.
Last week’s Farnborough International Airshow closed with with more than $200 billion of orders and 100,000 visitors. Glenn Beasley reports for GAR.
Every two years the USAF A-10 community gathers to hold a weapons competition. The exercise is called Hawgsmoke and this year it was held at Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona. Rob Edgcumbe was there for GAR to see the A-10 in its natural environment.
A well-timed visit to East Midlands Airport (EMA) resulted in Karl catching Airbus Industrie A350-941 F-WZNW flying through the overhead twice en route to and from an appearance at the Rolls-Royce factory in Derby.
Displaying a modern day fast jet requires skill, training and planning, as well as physical and mental strength. Flight Lieutenant Noel Rees, the Royal Air Force’s 2014 Typhoon Display Pilot, told Gareth Stringer what life is like in his office.
The 2014 edition of Flying Legends marked the 21st instalment of The Fighter Collection’s annual airshow. Over the years it’s given us many cherished memories, and on paper the 2014 show looked set to deliver us many more; indeed it did, with numerous débuts and one-off special moments, despite the numerous challenges the show came up against. Huw Hopkins takes a look at the show for GAR.
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- Airshow Feature – RAF Typhoon Display 2014, the pilot’s perspective posted on 22/07/2014
- Exercises and Deployments – Hawgsmoke 2014 posted on 24/07/2014
- Airshow Review – Flying Legends 2014 posted on 21/07/2014
- Airshow Feature – So, you thought that display was poor, did you?! posted on 07/07/2014
- Airshow Preview – RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 26/07/2014 posted on 17/07/2014