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Welcome to Aviation Highlights, your new home for aviation news, reviews and features.

We’ll be publishing key news stories from around the world, covering some of the greatest airshows on the UK circuit, and creating exclusive, feature-length content for you to feast your eyes upon.

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Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2016

Written and photographed by Tom Mercer | October 13th 2016 Dunsfold aerodrome has a long and rich history when it comes to British aviation. The aerodrome was home to the Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force throughout the Second World War until it was declared inactive in 1946. Hawker moved on to the site in 1950 and after […]

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Centenary Flight Finally Takes Off

Written and photographed by Tom Mercer | October 1st 2016 On Wednesday 14th September, after more than six months in the planning, the three centenary scheme Chinooks finally came together for a one-off celebratory flight; departing from RAF Odiham for a photographic tour of Southern of England. Before 2015 the Royal Air Force went more than […]

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USAF Bombers Deployed to RAF Fairford for Ample Strike 2016

Written and photographed by Tom Mercer | September 10th 2016 The United States Air Force (USAF) have deployed three strategic bombers to RAF Fairford in support of the annual Ample Strike training exercise. For the third time running, the Czech Republic will take the lead and host up to eighteen allied nations who will work […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Patrouille Suisse Adds Flare to RNAS Yeovilton Air Day

The Swiss Air Force’s superb Patrouille Suisse national display team has confirmed that it will participate in RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day’s flying display on Saturday 8 July. Making its first visit to RNAS Yeovilton in a decade, Patrouille Suisse’s mesmerising performance will undoubtedly be one of the memorable highlights at the Somerset airshow. Equipped […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut today at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. “What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SWISS DISPLAY TEAM TO WOW CROWDS AT RAF COSFORD AIR SHOW

Organisers of the RAF Cosford Air Show today revealed the exciting news that the Swiss Air Force would be sending their elite PC-7 Team to perform in the skies over Shropshire on Sunday 11th June. The Swiss PC-7 Team were formed in 1989 and they are named after their aircraft; the Pilatus PC-7, which is […]

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About

Aviation Highlights is a new, fresh and exciting aviation journalism project.

Starting now, we’ll be bringing you the biggest stories from the kerosene-fuelled world of aviation. Whether you’re looking for the latest press releases from aerospace giants, media-rich, feature-length articles or reviews from your favourite airshow; Aviation Highlights will be the destination for you!

Over the past five years, Tom Mercer has been lucky enough to produce work for a number of national outlets including Forces TV, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. During 2015, Tom worked closely with personnel of RAF Odiham to create a piece of work that clearly illustrated the role of the Chinook Crewman and this article was published in Issue 3 of ‘LZDZ, Journal of the Joint Helicopter Command’, last November. To find out more, visit Tom Mercer Photography.

If you love aviation, reading and photography, then you’ve come to the right place.

Welcome to Aviation Highlights!

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