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Military Aviation: The last F-15 Eagles in Europe have flown the nest

Military Aviation: The last F-15 Eagles in Europe have flown the nest

Since May 1977 the F-15 Eagle has been a familiar sight in European skies. Alas it is a sight that is now no more, with RAF Lakenheath’s 493rd Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘The Grim Reapers’ having being replaced by the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II with the newly reactivated 495th FS. Gareth Stringer takes a look at the history of the F-15 Eagle in Europe, with images from the GAR team. 

Military Aviation: Exercise Iniochos 2022 – Andravida Air Base, Greece

Military Aviation: Exercise Iniochos 2022 – Andravida Air Base, Greece

Organised and conducted by the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) Air Tactics Centre (Kentro Aeroporikis Taktikis – KEAT), Exercise Iniochos 2022 took place at Andravida Air Base, Greece from the 21st March to the 10th April 2022, Tom Gibbons reports for GAR with additional photography from Kevin Wills and Chris Wood.

Aviation Event – Kenmore Air’s 75th Anniversary

Aviation Event – Kenmore Air’s 75th Anniversary

Floatplane service accounts for a significant amount of Seattle’s aviation activity and, at the centre of it, is a local company; Kenmore Air.  This year sees Kenmore mark its 75th anniversary and, to celebrate, the company organised a public celebration.  Rob Edgcumbe headed along for Global Aviation Resource to see the celebrations as they got underway.

Feature – Flying Along With a SOFIA Mission

Feature – Flying Along With a SOFIA Mission

The SOFIA airborne telescope provides a unique capability to observe the heavens.  Charles Mason was able to see the aircraft up close and personal on two occasions with the media event held at Stuttgart and to participate in a mission from Palmdale.  In this feature for Global Aviation Resource, Charles details the history of the programme and describes the mission experience.

Aviation Event – Boeing 777X First Flight

Aviation Event – Boeing 777X First Flight

The Boeing 777X has finally undertaken its first flight from Paine Field in Everett Washington and this delayed event will signal the start of a long-awaited the flight test campaign. Rob Edgcumbe reports on the process to get the 777X programme this far, with pictures from Jake Welty and Rob Edgcumbe.

Airshow Report – MAKS 2019, Ramenskoye Airport, Zhukovsky, Russian Federation

Airshow Report – MAKS 2019, Ramenskoye Airport, Zhukovsky, Russian Federation

The bi-annual MAKS event in Zhukovsky is always guaranteed to uncover something unusual among the regular participants. This year was the first appearance of the Su-47 after many, many years tucked away in the Sukhoi storage area following its public outing in 2007. Paul Filmer provides a pictorial overview of some of the sights during the week.