I found myself on a business trip to San Francisco (SFO) last week, so I took the opportunity to do a little shooting during the first hour after sunrise and last light in the evening. Paul Filmer's reports from SFO. Although I live at a United Airlines (UAL) hub, we...
The search for in-service Soviet and Russian aircraft has fast become a challenge during the last few years. Paul Filmer visited Moscow three times in 2015 and reports on the activity here.
The visit of a specially decorated airliner caught the interest of Rob Edgcumbe. He tells of trying to get a shot of the Star Wars jet.
Eagle County Regional Airport in Colorado was host to a rare aircraft this month when DHC-4A Caribou N600NH visited in support of operations carried out by US Navy Seals.
The Fort Worth area is home to several interesting airfields. The city is the home of Lockheed Martin’s production facility for the F-16 and F-35, and there are also numerous other airfields with unusual operators and visitors. Paul Dunn has visited the area twice so far this year, and been fortunate enough to catch a wide variety of different aircraft, some of which are ‘local’, plus a few nice visitors.
As spring arrives in the UK, the Southern Hemisphere is headed for autumn, but the weather is still fine and warm. Paul Dunn spent an enjoyable couple of hours photographing arrivals and departures at Cape Town International Airport, in some pleasant, late summer...
Gareth Stringer takes a look back at one day at RAF Fairford, as RIAT 2010 was about to get under way.
Although RAF Abingdon was relatively close, we never visited much as the residents didn’t change much over the years. Paul Filmer continues his march through the archives with a look at RAF Abingdon – now Dalton Barracks – between 1983 and 1985.
A brief trip to Las Vegas gave Paul Dunn plenty of opportunity to get out and shoot a variety of aircraft, in some rather pleasant Autumn conditions.
Mustang Days is a gathering of various vintage aircraft in Vacaville California. Rob Edgcumbe made his first trip to see what it had on offer.
A day off in Toronto, with the promise of some sunshine, gave Paul Dunn the opportunity to take some photos at the very photogenic Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
Gordon Jones reports on the first visit of a P-8A Poseidon to RAF Mildenhall.
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.
With the news that RAF Waddington International Airshow will be taking a sabbatical in 2015, with no guarantees that it will return in 2016, Gareth Stringer argues in defence of the military airshow.
When rumours circulate that heavy bombers are due in the UK, it’s rude not to try and catch them. Shaun Schofield headed up to RAF Fairford to try and do just that.
A week after Karl’s trip to London-City Airport, the forecast was looking promising for two days of crystal clear skies and Runway 09 operations at London-Heathrow Airport.
After a largely unsuccessful day before at RAF Brize Norton, Wednesday, 5 March was spent at London-City Airport, a place where my only previous visit had come with the Swift Aerobatic Display Team when we flew in for the 2009 “Fun Day”.
Alliance Airport in the city of Fort Worth is an airfield which often attracts interesting visitors, particularly transient military aircraft. Paul Dunn reports from two recent visits.
As the 2014 airshow season nears at a pace, Greg Marsh takes one final look at an enjoyable 2013. Images are as credited.
A free Sunday, an excellent forecast (and there haven’t been too many of them this winter!) and a good friend going flying all combined to prompt a visit to London’s Heathrow Airport.
In my concluding 10th Al Ain Aerobatic Show blog, I’ll take a look at the remaining participants that are still to appear.
Operation Daedalus 2014 once again combined both Swiss & Austrian Air Force assets to secure airspace for this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos in the Swiss Alps from 22 to 25 January. Steve Comber reports from Sion Air Base, home to the Swiss Air Force contingent for the duration.
Returning to Al Ain for the 10th Aerobatic Show after a break of almost five years were the four Extra 300Ls of the Royal Jordanian Falcons.
Having only scored a big zero low-level in Wales with Karl Drage on his only trip in the past, a couple of free days after a visit to Russia gave Paul Filmer the chance to catch the Finnish Air Force at RAF Valley with a deployment of Hawks.
2014 is the Red Arrows’ 50th display season, and, while no official tour will take place during it, the curtain came down on the team’s 2013 season in the Middle East, culminating with appearances at the 10th Al Ain Aerobatic Show and in Dubai for the 42nd National Day celebrations.
In the next instalment of my look back at the 10th Al Ain Aerobatic Show, my attentions are turned to Captain Khalid Al Jabri and the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (UAEAF & AD) Lockheed Martin F-16E Desert Falcon.
My look back at the 10th Al Ain Aerobatic Show continues here with Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones, aka The Matadors.
Gordon Jones brings us another BlogGAR from RAF Mildenhall, where he reflects on his last few visits including catching his final RC-135U Combat Sent.
The Saudi Hawks are no strangers to the Al Ain Aerobatic Show having performed at the event countless times before, and the organisers were very keen to welcome their neighbours back once more.
British participation at the 10th Al Ain Aerobatic Show was particularly strong with no less than six regular UK airshow acts on the billing. One team that is always hugely popular wherever it goes is the Breitling Wingwalkers.