Lockheed Martin F35 Lighting II
Military aviation news

617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron is reformed for F35

617 squadron,  which was immortalised in the Dambusters film, has been reformed to fly the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) latest front-line aircraft, the F35 Lightning II. Disbanded in 2014, 617 Squadron has primarily been a ground attack and reconnaissance squadron and became a household name when, in 1943, they carried out Operation [read more]

Tomahawk Missile Launch (US DoD)
Airline news

UK flights to Cyprus warned about possible military action

UK airlines have been warned that military action against Syria could cause safety concerns in the Cyprus area along with “intermittent disruption to navigation equipment”. The warning was issued today by the European Aviation Security Agency (EASA) and covers the Eastern Mediterranean & Nicosia flight information region (FIR), which includes [read more]

RAF Tristar Aircraft
Military aviation news

US Company buys up ex-RAF Tristars

US Company Tempus Applied Solutions has agreed a deal to purchase six ex-RAF Lockheed L1011 Tristar KC1’s & K1s The ex-RAF tankers, which are currently located at Bruntingthorpe, are 3 x KC1s ex ZD948, 950, 951 and 953 and 2 x K1s ex ZE704 & 905. Four of these aircraft [read more]

RAF T-6C Texan
Military aviation news

First T-6C Texan trainers arrive at RAF Valley

The first two Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers for the Royal Air Force (RAF) have arrived at RAF Valley today. The aircraft will be used to train future fast-jet pilots under the UK Military Flying Training System (Military Flying Training System) and are supplied and maintained by Affinity Flying Training [read more]

Military aviation news

Army carries out final Lynx flight

The Army will bid farewell to the Lynx Helicopter today as they carry out a special final Lynx flight around the UK today. The Lynx helicopter has been in service with the Army since 1978 and has seen service in Bosnia, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. It has been used [read more]

Boeing C17 A7-MAC at Cardiff Airport (Image: Ian Grinter)
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport hosts special Qatar visitors

Friday afternoon saw two special visitors arrive at Cardiff Airport from The Qatar Emiri Air Force. Arriving in from Paris Le Bourget and London Gatwick respectively, were two Boeing C17 Globemaster III’s. A7-MAN arrived first touching down at around 15:20hrs (local time) after flying from Le Bourget. This was shortly followed by [read more]