Zhuhai 2018

November 2018 and my travels took me to the biennial Chinese International Airshow at Zhuhai in southern China. Meeting up with the 4Aviation group who had started their trip in Beijing with a visit to the at Datangshan and some sightseeing on the Great Wall, … Continue readingZhuhai 2018

RAF Northolt Nightshoot XXV

Nightshoot XXV took place at RAF Northolt on the evening of October 18th, 2018, under clearing skies. As ever, Phil Dawe and his team worked hard to get a variety of aircraft to be present but inevitably service requirements, crew availability and airframe issues resulted … Continue readingRAF Northolt Nightshoot XXV

RIAT Fairford 2018

So, for RIAT 2018, I decided to attend over 3 days – Friday through Sunday, with the objective of using Friday to concentrate on the static displays, leaving the weekend to focus (sic!) on the flying. All went well, resulting in a rather large collection … Continue readingRIAT Fairford 2018

RAF 100

On April 1st, 1918 the Royal Air Force was formed by amalgamating the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. To commemorate the 100th Anniversary, a flypast took place over London on 10th July 2018. The participants included examples of every type in … Continue readingRAF 100

Poznan Airshow 2018

Taking advantage of the Nato Tiger Meet being held at the nearby airbase, the organisers of Poznan Airshow offered a combined entrance pass for both the NTM 2018 Spotters day and the airshow, which was held over the weekend following the spotters day, including a … Continue readingPoznan Airshow 2018

Red Flag 18-2

Yet again, I had the opportunity to visit Nellis AFB around the time of a planned Red Flag exercise. Originally booked when the Colombian AF Kfir’s and UAE Mirage 2000’s were scheduled to participate, the postponement of their participation (along with Belgian F16’s also planned … Continue readingRed Flag 18-2