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July 13, 2018 6:30 AM Spectacular RAF centenary celebrations at RIAT today

RIAT returns today with a spectacular celebration of the RAF’s centenary. The air show’s regular RAF Experience attraction has been expanded to coincide with the anniversary. More than 300 military and civilian aircraft will be on display and 40 aircraft from RAF stations on show. This will include the Phenom Trainer, the Voyager, used for air-to-air 7

July 13, 2018 12:03 AM All the President’s men...the 1,000 staff at Trump’s side

A SMALL invasion force of high-tech helicopters and armoured vehicles – not to mention 1,000 staff – accompanied Donald Trump yesterday as the US president began his UK visit. Bristling with space-age security, the awe-inspiring presidential entourage comprises: AIR FORCE ONE – One of two specially modified Boeing 747-200s, the luxurious aircraft, carrying 14

July 11, 2018 2:43 PM Trump visit: Low-flying planes BANNED over parts of UK amid security fears

LOW-FLYING aircraft will be banned from parts of the UK being visited by Donald Trump amid security fears with restrictions across the south of England. Restrictions will affect locations such as central London, Blenheim Palace, Sandhurst, Chequers, Windsor, and Turnberry in Ayrshire, as well as London Stansted and Glasgow Prestwick airports. The Civil 10

July 10, 2018 4:06 PM Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

At least 19 people have been injured in a plane crash near the city of Pretoria in South Africa. Local emergency services posted a picture on Twitter showing passengers being helped from the burning wreckage of a plane in a grassy field. "Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom in Pretoria," said a spokesman 8

July 9, 2018 7:50 AM Trump to welcome Red Arrows to the US as they fly to America to promote Brexit Britain

DONALD Trump is set to welcome the Red Arrows to the United States as the British daredevils travel across the pond to promote post-Brexit Britain. The iconic red airplanes and their pilots can perfectly showcase British excellence around the world, UK officials believe. A source told the Sun: “The Red Arrows embodies everything that is great about Britain 10

July 8, 2018 3:47 PM 100 aircraft to fly over Buckingham Palace

ONE hundred RAF aircraft will fly across England to celebrate the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary, with Buckingham Palace before being the centrepiece of the celebrations on Tuesday. A formation of 100 aeroplanes, one for each year of the RAF, will fly over the palace at exactly 1pm on Tuesday, July 10. The spectacular show will see a range of planes 18

July 8, 2018 4:06 AM Flight of the century

IT TOOK nearly a year of late nights and negotiations to organise, but last night Wing Commander Kev Gaitland said the stage is set for “the largest and most powerful display of airpower” Britain has seen. On Tuesday 100 aircraft, ranging from Second World Spitfires and Lancaster bombers to helicopters, cutting edge F-35s fast jets and the Red Arrows 9

July 2, 2018 1:32 PM Russia WARNING: British fighter jets AT RISK from Kremlin due to ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ weakness

RUSSIA could learn top UK military secrets and use them to discover and exploit potentially-disastrous “vulnerabilities”, a US senator has warned. US Senator Chris Van Hollen has added a provision to a senate bill which would shelve the sale to Turkey until US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certifies that the country will not purchase the S-400. Mr Van Hollen 19

July 2, 2018 10:23 AM Spitfire and Lancaster bomber get spectacularly close as they mark Armed Forces Day with flypast

A photographer captured the moment two of the most iconic planes in Britain's history flew just yards apart in the skies above North Wales. A Lancaster bomber - the type of plane which carried out the Dambusters raid - and a Spitfire fighter - the like of which defended the UK during the Battle of Britain - flew alongside each other on Saturday to celebrate 7 1

June 30, 2018 12:39 AM New York in just two hours! Jet aiming to fly three times faster than Concorde is unveiled... which could bring back the era of superfast travel

It travels at almost three times the speed of Concorde and could slash the flight time of a trip to New York to just two hours. Boeing is developing an aircraft capable of travelling at almost 4,000mph – up to five times the speed of sound. The jet – which has not yet been named – may reach the incredible speed, in part, by cruising at 95,000 feet where 8