Archive for March, 2016

Last Chance for Nightshoot Photography Event Tickets at Yorkshire Air Museum

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Douglas DC3

Following the huge success of the first Halifax bomber Nightshoot on March 2015, the Museum is delighted to announce another opportunity to photograph this iconic WWII bomber outdoors at night on the evening of Friday 18th March this year.

The timing of this event also allows us to mark the 75th anniversary of the first operational flight of the then brand new Halifax Mk I bomber, from nearby RAF Linton on Ouse on the night of 9th/10th March 1941. The Halifax went on to become one of the main aircraft of Bomber Command, taking the fight to the NAZI German industrial heartland.

The Museum’s amazing reconstruction, the only example in Europe and one of only two existing in the world, is of course marked in the decals of Halifax LV907 “Friday the 13th”, which became the most successful of all Halifax bombers surviving at least 128 missions, flying from RAF Lissett, East Yorkshire. Demand for this event is high once again and there are only a handful of tickets now remaining available, as the sales are strictly limited to 100.

As if this was not enough, the Nightshoot also offers the chance to photograph the WWII Douglas Dakota (live), the 1947 De Havilland Devon and, uniquely, the replica WWI Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a fighter, also live. The Dakota and SE5a will both be running their engines on the night, making for a truly tempting photographic challenge.

“As a result of the great success of last year’s Halifax Nightshoot, which was oversubscribed by enthusiastic photographers relishing the chance to capture this awesome aircraft in a night setting, we decided to offer another opportunity this year, which will not be repeated for a few years. The additional line up of aircraft, including the rare ‘live’ example of a WWI fighter, in the confines of this historic site, will provide a really interesting challenge for photography enthusiasts to get to grips with.”

The Nightshoot is bookable through at £60 per ticket to include two hot drinks and a Burger / Hot Dog & Chips.

RAF Triple Bill at Air Day

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

RAF Red Arrows by Paul Johnson

Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton Air Day 2016’s first three participants have been announced. The Royal Air Force will be out in force, contributing the Red Arrows, the Typhoon FGR4 and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to the airshow’s fivehour flying programme on Saturday 2 July.

One of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, the RAF Red Arrows are now into their 53rd season. Always a fantastic spectacle, their display combining formation and opposition manoeuvres will surely draw all Air Day visitors’ eyes skywards once more. Led by Squadron Leader David Montenegro, 2016’s Red Arrows have two new team members on board: Flight Lieutenants Matt Masters (Red 2) and Si Taylor (Red 3).

The RAF’s Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 is among the most capable multirole fighters in service today. Its speed, agility and sheer presence will be showcased at Air Day by Flight Lieutenant Mark Long from No 29 (R) Squadron at RAF Coningsby. That same base is also the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s long-term home. Formed in 1957, the Flight operates in perpetual tribute to the men and machines of Summer 1940. Its Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane formation is among aviation’s most iconic sights.

Leading the flying display will be rare historic naval aircraft and their modern day counterparts in spectacular role demonstrations to acknowledgethe contribution Naval Aviation – Past, Present and Future has made to protect our nation’s interests.

Further display team, fast jet and historic aircraft participation news will be announced in due course. Discounted advance tickets can be purchased from