Red Arrows Hawk T1A
Air Safety

RAF grounds Hawk T1 aircraft

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has grounded all Hawk T1 aircraft as a precaution following Tuesday’s crash at RAF Valley. A Red Arrows Hawk T1A crashed at the airfield shortly after taking off killing RAF Engineer Jonathan Bayliss (41). The pilot, Red 3 David Stark, managed to eject and is [read more]

RAF T-6C Texan
Military

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]

Anglesey Ynys Mon Airport
Cardiff Airport News

Happy Valley at Anglesey Airport

The airport in the Isle of Barra Scotland may be bijou and quirky but the civilian airport at RAF Valley on the Isle of Anglesey is the very model of compact modern efficiency. Known in Welsh as Maes Awyr Môn, Anglesey Airport (VLY/EGOV) only handles two flights a day, both [read more]

RAF Hawk T2 (Image: Flt Lt Paul Heasman RAF/MOD)
General Aviation

RAF Valley move Hawks to Llanbedr Airfield

The Royal Air Force has confirmed that Hawk T2 aircraft from RAF Valley will operate at Llanbedr Airfield between the 7th and 11th August. The aircraft, from RAF Valley’s 4(R) Squadron, will operate from Llanbedr to avoid noise over the National Eisteddfod of Wales which is being held on Anglesey. A spokesperson [read more]

BAe Hawks from RAF Valley (Credit N Harding)
General Aviation

18 months in jail for endangering aircraft

An Anglesey man has been jailed for 18 months today in Mold Crown Court for endangering aircraft in North Wales. John Arthur Jones (66) of Bodffordd near Anglesy was found guilty in July this year after denying 13 counts of endangering RAF aircraft flying from RAF Valley. Jones had taken a dislike to aircraft [read more]