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.

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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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Aviation Event – N874AA 40th Anniversary

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.

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