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Hosting the Testers

Naval Base Ventura County has the sound of afterburners again while they play host to two squadrons from NAWS China Lake. All images copyright of the author.


Military Master!

AFM’s Alan Kenny had the opportunity to briefly chat with the BBC’s history expert, Dan Snow, about aviation


48th Fighter Wing in action

USAFE aircraft based at RAF Lakenheath train all year round in all weathers. Alan Kenny was there on December 3rd.



Shayne Meder has been painting military aircraft for 14 years. Alan Kenny travelled to March Air Reserve Base in Southern California to see her latest work


Nellis Air Force Base - A Hive of Activity

Nellis Air Force Base, just north of Las Vegas is one of the biggest and noisiest bases in the United States Air Force. Alan Kenny was there to photograph the busy base in action.


Somerset's Finest

Lewis Gaylard attended Somerset's RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2013. Images by Mike Kerr and Bob Franklin.


Avalon airshow 2013

Norman Long attended the Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport in Victoria to capture the action for AirForces Monthly and


Duxford’s Autumn Airshow tops poll

Mick Britton evaluates why Duxford's end-of-season airshow is the favourite amongst readers.


Over and out!

After three years on the display circuit, Belgian F-16 pilot Commandant Aviator Michel ‘Mitch’ Beulen is moving on to pastures new. Mick Britton caught up with him at his final display at Duxford in October.


Shoreham Shines!

Alan Key reviews Shoreham Airport’s 2011 event. Images by Gary Parsons


A Grand Day Out!

Mick Britton reports on another American Air Day at IWM Duxford


Talking point: RIAT 2011 – how was it for you?

Tell us what you thought of this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo, held at RAF Fairford over the weekend of July 16/17.


Postcard from Italy

The Italian Air Force’s Frecce Tricolori aerobatic display team celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 11/12 with a major airshow at Rivolto, near Udine.


Jersey fends off the wind was in Jersey for the Channel Island’s annual airshow, held each year to raise funds for the Royal Air Forces Association.


Duxford’s American Air Day paid a visit to Duxford for its recent American Air Day, held on August 20.


Elvington’s Wings & Wheels

Despite the Great Yorkshire Airshow’s demise, Elvington Airfield still hosts some flying events. visited the ‘Wings & Wheels’ event held over July 31/August 1.


Talking point: Farnborough - how was it for you?

Tell us what you thought of this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, held over the week of July 19 to 25.


Talking point: RIAT – how was it for you?

Tell us what you thought of this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo, held at RAF Fairford over the weekend of July 17/18.


June at Newark Air Museum? It must be Cockpit-Fest!

Howard Heeley/Down to Earth Promotions previews this year’s Cockpit-Fest at the Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire.


Duxford can ‘spring’ a surprise takes a quick review of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford’s season-opening spring airshow, about to celebrate its tenth year.


Talking point: Airshows – ask the CAA! will be talking to the UK’s Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) in the run-up to this year’s airshow season – only you’ll be asking the questions!


Modelling in Somerset

In the first of an occasional series on aero modelling, visits the Fleet Air Arm Museum's Model Show, held on February 13 at Yeovilton in Somerset.


Getting the gig!

The 2010 Royal Air Force Hawk display pilot, Flt Lt Tom Saunders, writes for about the start of his pre-season display activities.


Talking point: Red Arrows: Time to go? poses the question: should the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows be disbanded, given the state of the defence budget?


Wonderful Westhampnett was at the Goodwood Revival, held over the weekend of September 19/20, 2009. Goodwood’s motor racing heritage is well known, but few realise it started life as a retreat for Hurricanes from nearby RAF Tangmere.


RAFA Airshows – East Kirkby takes a quick look at the Royal Air Force Association’s first airshow to be staged at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire.


Best job in the world! talks to Squadron Leader Ian Smith, who has just taken over as the ‘Boss’ of the Royal Air Force’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.


Right to reply: the CAA speaks

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority generally gets a ‘bad press’ on the Internet – thought it deserved the chance to answer some current burning issues.


RAFA Airshows: Jewel of Jersey

Jersey’s annual free air display has been a feature of the post-war years in the Channel Islands – thinks it should be considered as one of the UK’s premier events.


RAFA Airshows: Shoreham’s 20 years talks to Don Bean MBE, organiser of the Shoreham-by-Sea Airshow, one of a handful staged to raise money for the Royal Air Force Association.


Night shooting at Newark

Newark Air Museum’s fourth ‘Day Night Photo Shoot’ took place on October 17, 2009


Solo to Red in one easy move

Flt Lt Dave ‘Horse’ Davies has gone straight from solo Hawk display pilot to the Red Arrows in consecutive seasons. spoke with him at RAF Waddington about his jet-set life.


Flight of the Butcher Bird reports on the highlight of Flying Legends 2009, held over July 11/12.


King of the airshow

Just before the 2009 Royal International Air Tattoo, spoke to Tim Prince, one of the founding fathers of the Air Tattoo about its troubled 2008 and plans for the future.


Bring back ‘Air Fete’!

Mildenhall’s 75th Anniversary event in May brought back memories of the much-missed annual ‘Air Fete’.


Fortress fortitude looks at the B-17 Preservation Society's trying time over the last two years.


London's Naval inspection was aboard HMS Illustrious for the Fly Navy 100 flypast over London.


Waddington evolves looks at the recent changes behind the scenes at one of the UK’s largest military airshows. All images are from the 2009 event, held over the weekend of July 4/5.


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