Editorial – Ten years of Global Aviation Resource

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.

Highlights – April 2019

This is the second of our monthly ‘Highlights’ photo series and encompasses April 2019.

Exercises and Deployments – Frisian Flag 2019 | Leeuwarden Airbase

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.

Military aviation – EA-6B Prowler | From the cockpit

In this second feature to mark the retirement of the Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler, Global Aviation Resource spoke to one man who has experienced the aircraft at first hand.

Farewell Tornado – Tornado Tales

In this exclusive ‘Farewell Tornado’ feature we hear from some of those who operated the aircraft and worked alongside it during its lengthy service career. These are – Tornado Tales. Images as credited.  

Farewell Tornado – Disbandment parade and the final flight

The final farewell to the iconic Tornado aircraft and personnel that have served on her Squadrons took place yesterday at RAF Marham with the disbandment parade of the last two remaining squadrons IX(B) and 31 Squadron. Words and images courtesy of RAF Marham / Crown Copyright.

Farewell Tornado – The history of The Mighty Fin

With the Royal Air Force retiring its final Tornado aircraft this week, Gareth Stringer takes a look at the history behind this hugely successful platform, one that has provided the UK’s frontline strike capability for three decades. Images as credited.

Nellis Air Force Base – photography guide

Some years ago the Fencecheck website published a guide to photographing aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base. Sadly Fencecheck is no more, so here at GAR we felt it was time to publish an up-to-date guide.

Exercises and Deployments – Exercise Point Blank 18-3

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.

Warbirds – FHCAM Stuka Unveiling

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.

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