Tuesday 27th November saw the latest iteration of Exercise Point Blank take place over eastern England and the North Sea. Point Blank is a recurring large force exercise, designed and hosted by the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force’s 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath. Its objective is to increase tactical efficiency of UK and US forces in the UK and Europe and is seen as a low cost alternative to exercises such as Red Flag at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
As warbirds go, the Stuka is one of the rarest. With two complete examples on display and none flying, it is one that many enthusiasts would love to see flying. FHCAM unveiled their restoration on November 10th and Rob Edgcumbe went along to take a look for GAR.
Back in June, Aalborg Air Station hosted the 2018 Danish Airshow and Steven Coe was there to report for GAR.
The Airline History Museum is in the process of restoring a Boeing 727 to flight. N874AA is currently parked at Boeing Field in Seattle and recently had its 40th anniversary. To celebrate, the museum opened it up to visitors. Rob Edgcumbe went along for GAR to find out more about the aircraft, and the team restoring it.
Charles Cunliffe reports from the RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 Media Day for Global Aviation Resource.
Charles Cunliffe reports from the Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio 2018 for Global Aviation Resource.
Red Flag 18-1 was a three week exercise which took place at Nellis AFB, Nevada, from January 29th to February 16th 2018. Participating were flying units from the US Air Force, US Navy, Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force, as well as a number of ground units from various forces, including the US Marine Corps. Around 100 aircraft deployed to Nellis for the exercise. Chris Wood reports from Nevada.
With an impressive lineup of rare participants, the Dubai Airshow is one of a growing lineup of Middle East trade shows to take place over the course of the year. Paul Dunn reports for GAR.
Last September Steven Coe visited the Czech International Air Festival (CIAF) and here he reports for Global Aviation Resource.
United Airliners retired their 747 fleet from service on November 7, 2017. Hayman Tam was at SFO to witness the last revenue departure and guest reports for GAR.
Red Flag 17-4 took place at Nellis AFB, Nevada, between 14th and 25th August 2017, as the latest iteration of the long running series of realistic combat training exercises. Attracting participation from allied nations, alongside the US armed forces, the final Red Flag exercise of this year took place despite several cancellations in the weeks leading up to the exercise itself. Paul Dunn was there for GAR, with additional images by Chris Wood.
The Oregon ANG unit based at Portland International Airport opened its doors to the general public to show how they operate. Rob Edgcumbe headed to Oregon for GAR to see what was on display.
Aircraft fly-ins can become large events with the attendant restrictions on your ability to get around all of the attendees. The Concrete Vintage Aircraft Fly-In is the opposite of this despite the substantial number of aircraft that show up. Rob Edgcumbe went along for GAR and describes a new event for him.
A regular feature of the Pacific Northwest aviation scene is a fly-in that takes place annually at Arlington in Washington State. A gathering of light aircraft from across the northwest seemed like something worth exploring. Rob Edgcumbe travelled there for GAR.
As summer starts to draw to a close in the Pacific Northwest, there is a final burst of aviation events making use of the conditions before it starts to get damp. Paine Field hosted one such event with European Theater Day and Rob Edgcumbe went along for GAR to see what was taking place.
MAKS is held at the Ramenskoye Airport, Zhukovsky in the Russian Federation, and is a bi-annual event, located just to the South-East of Moscow. Paul Filmer took his third trip to the event this July.
Global charity Orbis believes in a world where no one should be needlessly blind or visually impaired, and utilises a unique flying hospital to help achieve that goal. Charles Cunliffe visited it for GAR.
The route to becoming a display pilot is one that has been trodden by many people over the years. There are some familiar routes that people take. One guy has gone about it in a different way and has been very successful. Rob Edgcumbe sat down with Gregory “Wired” Colyer for Global Aviation Resource to learn about how the Ace Maker became a feature of the US air show circuit.
Southern California Logistics Airport, or more colloquially called simply Victorville in the aviation community, is one of the larger storage and reclamation sites in California, and is still home to many interesting aircraft. Paul Filmer takes a flight around the...
Mojave Airport, or Mojave Air and Space Port as its known now, is one of many aircraft storage and reclamation airports dotted around California. Paul Filmer takes a flight around the airport. My first trip here was in 1984, and then you were free to roam the ramps,...
This was my first visit to Flabob Airport, and it was a nice surprise to see an old fashioned sleepy local airport nestled in a mostly residential area. Paul Filmer reports from the first Flabob DC-3 Fly-In. The occasion was the first Flabob DC-3 Fly-In, and the...
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.