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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Latest Articles


Blackbushe 75

Last year a dedicated team got together to organise Blackbushe Air Day; a fairly small event that saw the public welcomed to Blackbushe Airport with a small fly-in, to get a feel for what the airfield was all about. The event was a success and almost as soon as it had finished, rumours started to […]

Shuttleworth: Fly Navy

Written and photographed by Tom Mercer | June 27th 2017 Fly Navy. Two words synonymous with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. Two words said with such pride by those involved. Two words that represent the past, present and future of our naval air power. Last year the Shuttleworth Collection and Fly Navy Heritage Trust teamed […]

Abingdon Air and Country Show

Written and photographed by Tom Mercer | June 7th 2017 The Abingdon Air and Country Show, for many years, has traditionally been seen as the start of the UK air display season but unusually for 2017 the organisers decided to push the show back in an attempt to attract British military displays.  This years show […]


Press Release: Boom Supersonic Unveils Refined XB-1 Demonstrator Design

Boom Supersonic today unveiled the completed design of the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, the subscale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner. When it flies next year, the XB-1 will be the world’s fastest civil aircraft, and it will demonstrate in flight the key technologies for mainstream supersonic travel. The XB-1 design has been refined and […]

Press Release: Combat Helicopter Showcase at RAF Cosford Air Show

The flying displays planned for the RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 were today boosted by the exciting news that the popular Chinook & Apache helicopters would be performing in the skies over Shropshire on Sunday 11th June. The Royal Air Force has one of the largest fleet of CH-47 Chinook helicopters in the world, primarily […]

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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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.

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