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


Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

Written and photographed by Tom Mercer | 25th September 2017 London Biggin Hill Airport may be a calm general aviation airport today but during the Second World War RAF Biggin Hill was one of the most important fighter bases in South East England. The airfield played a crucial role in the RAF’s plan for protecting […]

Riding The Rollercoaster

Written and photographed by Tom Mercer | September 4th 2017 The RAF Chinook Display Team has been around for a number of years and the team have managed to impress the crowds time and time again with their incredibly dynamic display. When last year’s display team all but disappeared after the Royal International Air Tattoo, […]

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day

Written and photographed by Tom Mercer | August 17th 2017 With no Air Day at RNAS Culdrose this year, it was down to the team at RNAS Yeovilton to showcase the very best of the Fleet Air Arm past, present and future, as well as wow the crowd with an impressive array of international participation. […]


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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