David Gledhill takes us back to 1979, when the RAF’s Germany-based F-4 Phantoms met the new kid on the block for the first time – the F-15A Eagle.
Roger Cruickshank is a fast jet pilot in the Royal Air Force and recently published his first book, ‘Speed of Sound, Sound of Mind’, but it’s not the usual aviation fare of flying tales and war stories. Gareth Stringer sat down with Roger to learn more about this significant project.
Gareth Stringer reflects on a busy few weeks of change for GAR, and takes a look ahead towards 2017.
As autumn heads in to winter and the days get shorter, the night photoshoot season gets underway. A number of venues are well established on the night photoshoot calendar, but a new venue for this season is RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Chris Wood got his tripod out again and reports for GAR.
Each autumn, San Francisco celebrates its naval heritage and the current naval operations of the US Navy and its allies. Fleet Week culminates in a large air show held over the bay. Rob Edgcumbe went along for GAR to see what the 2016 version of Fleet Week had on...
With the introduction of more Airbus A350s to service, operators are expanding their usage. Rob Edgcumbe witnessed the arrival of Singapore Airlines’ direct service in San Francisco. He reports here for GAR.
Once a Strategic Air Command bomber base, Mather Field is now used by a combination of corporate, freight and military operators. Each autumn, it also becomes the venue for the California Capital Airshow. This year Rob Edgcumbe made his first visit to report for...
If a certain Danish brewery did Night Photoshoots …….
Night photoshoots have become all the rage in recent years and now pop up all over the place. However the trend was started at RAF Northolt in west London several years ago. Northolt’s biannual events have become very popular and are now firmly established on the aviation calendar. Chris Wood reports from the latest nightshoot, with additional photography by John Higgins.
GAR has evolved much since it’s inception in 2009, and as the site approaches its eighth year, it is evolving once again.
The Fiscal Year 2016 series of Red Flag exercises recently came to a close. Rob Edgcumbe provides an update on who was involved in the final exercise.
When he first visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 2012, Paul Filmer landed at a couple of military bases while visiting outlying cities on his adventures, but was emphatically advised to not shoot any military aircraft or personnel, or even raise a camera in their direction. Now he takes his second visit to North Korea to report on a historic event.
RAF Odiham, Wednesday 14 September 2016 was notable for three of the four RAF Chinook squadrons as six months of complex planning came to fruition with a formation-training sortie conducted to commemorate the 100th anniversaries of 18(B), 27 and 28 Squadrons Royal Air Force. Tom Gibbons was at the home of the UK Chinook Force for GAR.
The 64th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) at Nellis AFB, Nevada, recently repainted one of their F-16C Fighting Falcons in a new colour scheme – well, new to the F-16. It had previously been seen on the aggressor F-15 Eagles, of the 65th AGRS, until their retirement in 2015.
Red Flag 16-3, the third of 2016 after 16-1 and 16-2, took place at Nellis AFB, Nevada between 11 and 29 July. Chris Wood headed back to Nevada to report.
The legendary Sea King HC4 retired from Royal Navy service earlier this year. Andy Aitchison looks back at the service history of the venerable ‘Junglie’.
RNAS Yeovilton once again opened its doors to the public in July, delivering a full and varied line-up of outstanding quality. Shaun Schofield reports for GAR from his local show.
Every two years, the USAF A-10 units come together to compete in an exercise evaluating the core skills of Warthog driving. This year the exercise was held at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona and Rob Edgcumbe was there for GAR to see which unit was the master of Hawgsmoke.
Now in its sixteenth year, the latest iteration of Turkey’s Anatolian Eagle exercise recently wrapped up at Konya Air Base in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. Chris Wood and Kevin Jackson report.
Bank Holidays in Leicestershire are synonymous with two things; average weather, naturally, and jet noise! Shaun Schofield ventured to a largely grey Bruntingthorpe for the first Cold War Jets Open Day of the year.
The annual Abingdon Air and Country Show traditionally heralds the beginning of the UK airshow season, bringing to an end the long off-season. Greg Marsh reports for GAR.