The Patrouille de France has been undertaking a tour of the United States travelling from coast to coast. The halfway point of the trip took them to California staying in Sacramento. Rob Edgcumbe joined them for GAR to see how the tour was going and to watch them perform.
For the past two weeks, Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands has been hosting Exercise FRISIAN FLAG – one of Europe’s largest aerial warfare exercises.
The annual series of exercises that is Red Flag got underway at Nellis AFB at the end of January 2017 with Red Flag 17-1. Global Aviation Resource again paid a visit to Nevada to see what was underway in the latest iteration of the exercise. Paul Dunn and Rob Edgcumbe...
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 Bronco Demo Team’s OV-10 will be bringing Poppies from Flanders Fields to venues and airshows all over Europe in 2017; supporting a message of peace and reconciliation in remembrance of the sacrifice by so many, 100 years ago.
As a nod to the passing of a part of their history, the team at San Francisco International held an invitational day at the old control tower. Rob Edgcumbe headed along for GAR to see what was going on.
Despite a troubled recent past, which shows little sign of getting better in the short term, Iraq is currently bringing into service its most advanced fighter. With the battle against Islamic State still raging in the country, the growing Iraqi Air Force is finding itself working very hard. Paul Dunn takes a look at the Lockheed Martin F-16IQ.
Iran isn’t the first place you think of when looking to attend an airshow, but the bi-annual event at Kish was something that Paul Filmer thought was worth checking out. He reports for GAR on a most unusual event.
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...
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.
Over the second weekend of May, hundreds of young adventurers descended on Dartmoor, embarking on the annual Ten Tors Challenge. As ever, the Armed Forces supported the event en masse, with the Royal Navy deploying its newest Commando Helicopter for the first time. Shaun Schofield reports from a windswept Okehampton Camp.
“Welcome to Fighter Town Leeuwarden” – with these words Colonel Denny ‘Trash’ Traas – Base Commander, Leeuwarden Air Base, The Netherlands, welcomed media representatives to Exercise Frisian Flag 2016 held between 11 and 22 April. Tom Gibbons was there for GAR, with additional photography from Kevin Wills.