First Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the RAF.

The first Boeing Poseidon MRA1 for the Royal Air Force (RAF), which is based on the US Navy’s P-8A model, took off from Renton, Washington, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time on 12 July. The grey painted aircraft already wearing its ...

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RAF Lakenheath F35A construction begins

Senior leaders from DIO, US Air Force, Kier and Volker mark the start of construction at RAF Lakenheath. MOD Crown Copyright 2019. Construction work has finally begun at RAF Lakenheath home to the USAF‘s 48th Tactical Fighter Wing. The start ...

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2019 Season Premiere

Shuttleworth Collection. Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire Words and Pictures by Wayne Bennett After a long, cold and mainly dark winter, airshow season is back! Sunday 4th May saw Inflight Media in attendance at the Shuttleworth Season Premiere airshow, which is ...

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BelugaXL Welcomed to the UK

Airbus’s first BelugaXL  aircraft has made its maiden flight to one of the companies plants in the UK at Broughton. It departed Toulouse just after 14:10 on 14 February and conducted a flypast at the Filton facility, and along the ...

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Exercise Cobra Warrior 2018

words and pictures by Wayne Bennett     For almost three weeks in September, Coningsby in Lincolnshire, home to the RAF’s premier fighter base in England, hosted the largest element of forces taking part in this years Cobra Warrior exercise ...

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Spyplane Out In Public

words and pictures by wayne bennett There was an interesting military visitor to my local airport on Wednesday evening. Bombardier Global Express 6000, serial number 1325, is one of two (the other being 1326) acquired by the United Arab Emirates ...

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Old Warden Family Airshow

5th August 2018                                                                  Words and pictures by Wayne ...

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RIAT 2018 Review

Report and photography by Wayne Bennett The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, is the worlds biggest military air show and this years event was the biggest yet, incorporating as it did, the centenary celebrations of the ...

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Yeovilton Air Day 2018 Review

Report and photography by Wayne Bennett RNAS Yeovilton, also known as HMS Heron, is sited a few miles north of Yeovil, Somerset and is one of two active Fleet Air Arm bases. It is currently home to the Royal Navy Wildcat HMA2 and Army Air Corps Wildcat AH1 helicopters ...

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Cosford Air Show 2018

Report and photography by Wayne Bennett with Iain Ashmore There was to be something special in store for the 60,000 people who attended this years Cosford Air Show. For the first time I can remember, a baking hot Cosford was blessed with ...

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