2014

All previews, features and reports from 2014 can be found below. Pages marked with This is Flight videos include a video.


REPORT: 2014 Airshow Season This is Flight videos

At the time of writing, thousands of people are preparing for the final British airshow of the year: the Shuttleworth Season Finale Airshow and Air Race. Adam Landau looks back on a spectacular season…


FEATURE: Editor Adam Landau’s 2014 airshow highlights

Adam Landau has been very lucky to attend several of the world’s biggest airshows this year, including Singapore, Farnborough and Waddington, so when it comes to picking his highlights, he is, frankly, spoiled for choice!


FEATURE: Al Ain Aerobatics Show 2004: 10 years ago

The first Al Ain Air Show was held ten years ago from 2 to 6 February 2004 at Al Ain’s International Airport on the western outskirts of the desert city in the Abu Dhabi Emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Laurence Garey looks back at the event.


FEATURE: Australian B-24 Restoration Project

On Sunday in Werribee, an old training field in Victoria, Australia, is one of the old hangers is sitting. A72-176 B-24 Liberator being restored. The team at Werribee is putting back the last remaining B-24 that served in the RAAF.


FEATURE: Red Arrows at 50 This is Flight videos

The Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force’s Aerobatic Team, are acknowledged by many to be the world’s premier aerobatic team, and in 2014 they marked 50 years of thrilling audiences around the world.


REPORT: Duxford Airshow

Your correspondent Simon Marlow had naively assumed that like all other flying days at Duxford, he and the family would get into either of the two days on offer. WRONG! With the Vulcan, Red Arrows, 727 and two Lancasters, it was a sell out!


REPORT: AIR ’14 Payerne

AIR ’14 took place at Payerne for nine days in August and September. It celebrated 100 years of Swiss military aviation, 50 years of the Patrouille Suisse and 25 years of the Swiss PC-7 Team. AIR ’14 was the largest airshow in the world this year! Laurence Garey reports.


REPORT: Singapore 49th National Day Parade 2014 This is Flight videos

Adam Landau reports from the heart of Singapore’s business district on the 9th of August 2014, for the nation’s annual National Day Parade, which, as usual, featured a small aviation segment.


REPORT: Farnborough International Airshow This is Flight videos

Farnborough is one of the most prestigious names in aviation, and every two years hosts the world’s largest aviation trade show. While the focus is on trade, it is from the first of the public days that Adam Landau reports from.

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REPORT: Royal International Air Tattoo – Red Arrows’ 50th

Simon Marlow reports from the 2014 Royal International Air Tattoo, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the F-16 and 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows. Seven major aerobatic teams attended.


FEATURE: Woes of the Lightning

It’s costly and controversial, not to mention the fact that it’s running years behind schedule: the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) is, in the eyes of many, fast becoming a farce.


REPORT: Waddington Airshow – the RAF’s Aviation Spectacular This is Flight videos

The Waddington Airshow is the RAF’s largest airshow, held in 2014 on the 5th and 6th of July. The unpredictable British weather did not detract from the enjoyment of a great show. Adam Landau reports.

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REPORT: Duxford D-Day Anniversary Airshow

Our correspondent Simon Marlow visited the Imperial War Museum Duxford on a lovely and rare) English Spring day as aircraft from all over the world took to the air to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, of 6 June 1944.

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FEATURE: Black Eagles in Singapore This is Flight videos

At the Singapore Airshow in February 2014, the RoKAF Black Eagles, acknowledged as one of the world’s best display teams, made their debut in South-East Asia with their eight KAI T-50s. The week before the show, This is Flight spoke to members of the team.


FEATURE: Airbus at the Singapore Airshow

Airbus dominated the order books at the Singapore Airshow 2014, and also showcased the Airbus A350 for the first time. This is Flight spoke to Airbus’ David Velupillai.

 


REPORT: Singapore Airshow This is Flight videos

Adam Landau reports from the largest Singapore Airshow ever held and one of the first major airshows of the year, featuring the Black Knights, Black Eagles and many other crowd pleasers from Australia, the USA and Indonesia.

 


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