This summer the Royal Air Force will once again display a Supermarine Spitfire and a Eurofighter Typhoon together, to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Gareth Stringer travelled to RAF Coningsby to meet the team. Images as credited.
This new A-10 video, courtesy of the 25 Fighter Squadron, flying out of Osan Air Base, South Korea, is one of the best we have seen in some time.
Gareth Stringer didn’t realise you could enjoy the thrill of flight quite so much without ever leaving the ground – and then he met Ali Machinchy and saw a true master at work.
Tuesday 11 November 2014 saw KLM, the world's last commercial airline flying passenger-configured McDonnell Douglas MD-11s, bring down the curtain on the type's near 21-year service with the Dutch flag carrier and an association with Douglas aircraft stretching back...
This short video from Germany really caught our eye – it’s certainly something a little different!
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.
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.
Here’s a glimpse of something that will no doubt become a far more familiar sight, a demo by the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
On Saturday 29 March, at Bruntingthorpe, the Buccaneer Aviation Group will be hosting a special event to mark two decades since the type’s retirement.
Camera technology these days means that we can put ourselves in almost any cockpit. There are some superb videos out there, and here are a few of our favourites.
The first Tranche 3 production example of the Eurofighter Typhoon made its début flight from BAE Systems Warton, last week.
Here’s one that we hadn’t seen before, an MoD film from the late 1970s entitled ‘Strike Squadron’.
We had to share this excellent video, courtesy of the Texas Soaring Association – a great advert for gliding!
At RAF Cosford Air Show last month The RV8tors appeared in a unique formation with Avro Vulcan XH558. Gareth Stringer reveals how it all came together – while Karl Drage brings us air-to-air images from the formation itself.
With tomorrow’s events at Wittmund marking the end of the F-4F Phantom II in Luftwaffe service, here’s some of our favourite footage of the aircraft in action.
GAR was invited to fly with the 100th ARW out of RAF Mildenhall on what would be the last sortie flown in support of the Luftwaffe’s F-4F Phantom aircraft. Kev Wills reports from ‘Quid 22’ while Captain Sebastian M.M. Fiedler from Fighter Wing 71 “Richthofen“ gives us an exclusive pilot’s perspective. Additional images from Darron Hall.
A newly released video by PlanesTV from Luchtmachtdagen Volkel 2013, featuring the Saab Viggen.
RAF Typhoon display pilot Flt Lt Jamie Norris made his UK airshow début at Throckmorton today – and this video of his performance is well worth watching!
This short documentary tells the story of how, in 2005, an 83-year-old veteran of World War 2 came to see the footage of his wheels up landing in Spitfire PR.XI PA944 for the first time some 61 years on. It’s so much more than that, though, and should be considered compulsory viewing for all.
I found this video, primarily focussing on Antarctic Il-76TD operations from nothing more than an ice runway, courtesy of a link on PPRuNe.org. The light, colours and scenery are so different, as are the methods of moving the aircraft around on the ground! Anybody...