Category: Military History

USAF ANNIVERSARY SHOW A SPECTACLE

    A series of spectacular flypasts and  displays ensured the USAF’s 70th anniversary was celebrated in style at a sold out Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford last weekend. The airshow, which took place over three days (July 14-16), attracted

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5,000 FLYING HOURS FOR THIRD GENERATION NAVAL OFFICER

    A third generation Fleet Air Arm and former Helston school boy Lt Cdr Tim Hayden, recently celebrated achieving his 5,000 rotary flying hours milestone.  Tim has had an esteemed career in the Royal Navy since joining in 1995. 

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French Air force to fly at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow

The French Air force is the first international air force to confirm it intends to be at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow next Easter.  The French crew will be bringing a CASA military transport aircraft to Wanaka for the

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BDAC celebrate five years at Old Sarum

This week marks five years since Boscombe Down Aviation Collection opened to the public at Old Sarum Airfield, near Salisbury, Wiltshire.  Since then the museum has welcomed just over 30,000 visitors and the engineering team have completed over 45,000 hours

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Me 262 rejoins Cosford’s German aircraft collection

  One of the most advanced fighter aircraft of World War Two, the Messerschmitt Me 262, has been transported by road to its new home at the RAF Museum Cosford.  This particular aircraft, Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a Schwalbe can already be

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Leonardo signs over €100M worth of contracts to maintain German and Spanish Typhoon fleet avionics

Leonardo has signed contracts worth more than 100 million Euros with Airbus to provide avionics maintenance for both German and Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon fleets. The company has said that these contracts will cover all repairs estimated to arise in the

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More USAF aircraft added to RIAT line-up

Visitors to this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford in the Cotswolds will be able to view one of the biggest gatherings of US military aircraft at a UK airshow in recent years.  In addition to the USAF display

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Vulcan XL426 Gets a New Hangar Home at Southend Airport

The Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) have  announce that Vulcan XL426 will be moving to a new home under cover at London Southend Airport.  XL426, owned by the VRT, will relocate to the airport’s Hangar 6 for an initial five-year period

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Italian Tornado for Cosford show

The flying display line-up for the RAF Cosford Air Show received another exciting  boost this week, with the news that the Italian Air Force will be sending a Tornado to perform on Sunday 11th June. It is hoped that the

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Boeing KC-46A Tanker Joins Flight Test Programme

Boeing now has six aircraft in its KC-46 tanker test programme, expanding its ability to complete ground and flight-test activities as it progresses toward first deliveries to the US Air Force. The newest KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, the second low-rate

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