Apologies that we’ve been a bit quiet with posting to The DEW Line over the last week; this was while we were waiting on the site to receive a crisp new look along with all of the other Flightglobal-produced blogs, as we moved to a new blogging platform (WordPress, if you’re at all interested in that sort of thing).
It will take us a little while to get to grips with how all the new blog functions work, so please bear with us, and in the meantime, feel free to let us know if you have any feedback about the new look and the material on show.
I’ve just finished clearing my notebook from this year’s excellent Royal International Air Tattoo, which provided loads of interesting news, despite their being no US military aircraft on display; probably the first time ever in the event’s 42-year history. That could probably have been avoided, though, as a US Air Force U-2 left the show site at RAF Fairford just a few days before the event started. But that’s sequestration, I guess. Here’s a shot of a bit of what was on display though (image courtesy of the RIAT media team): the Breitling Super Constellation, with an A400M/Red Arrows flypast chucked in for good measure.
Coming up soon, we’ll be pounding the halls at the AUVSI convention in Washington, DC, where we’ll be producing three Flight Daily News publications and looking for some scoops about the latest in unmanned system technologies.