New airliners don’t come along terribly frequently so the first movements of a new jet are bound to attract some attention. Rob Edgcumbe was at Everett when the first Boeing 777X started taxi trials.
The latest in a series of US Strategic Commands (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Task Force (BTF) deployments to Europe took place in March when six B-52H Stratofortresses and more than 450 personnel from the United States Air Force (USAF) 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana deployed to RAF Fairford, in Gloucestershire.
June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the momentous allied landings on the beaches of Normandy that began the liberation of Western Europe. The commemorations have been touching, spectacular and all encompassing, including a significant number of aviation elements, with aircraft old and new.
This is the third of our monthly ‘Highlights’ photo series and all the images you see here were taken by our photographers in May 2019.
The latest iteration of the long running Red Flag series of exercises took place between the 8th and 22nd March at Nellis AFB, Nevada. Very much a multinational affair, Red Flag 19-2 attracted international participation from Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, in addition to strong support from the USAF and US Navy. Paul Dunn reports on the exercise content.
A restored B-52 is the centrepiece of a Vietnam War Memorial that has been created as part of the Museum of Flight in Tukwila. The Memorial Day weekend was the setting for the opening of the memorial and Rob Edgcumbe was there for GAR to witness the ceremonies.
GAR’s Editor, Gareth Stringer, takes a look back at the first ten years of Global Aviation Resource as we announce a series of features and articles to mark the occasion.
This is the second of our monthly ‘Highlights’ photo series and encompasses April 2019.
This years Frisian Flag exercise took place from the 1st – 12th April 2019 at Leeuwarden Airbase in the Netherlands and Jeroen van Holland was there for Global Aviation Resource.