Shuttleworth Collection Classic Evening Display – 17th June 2017

The second Collection evening display of 2017 could well have been a contender for the latest finish to a UK airshow in history, certainly in daylight at least. It was just a few minutes shy of 10pm when the unique Deperdussin's engine finally shut down leaving the calm of a perfect summers evening. This brought … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Classic Evening Display – 17th June 2017

Flying Legends 2017 – Back to Basics

At a recent Shuttleworth Collection airshow, the commentator passed comment of an airshow being like a rock concert. Plenty of people go to see the big hits or tracks from the favourite album, but the band are always keen to work in some rarer gems and newer material in-between the big hitters. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35356182813/in/dateposted-public/ That analogy … Continue reading Flying Legends 2017 – Back to Basics

Shuttleworth Collection Fly Navy Show – 4th June 2017

Following on from last years first instalment, which was widely regarded to be one of the highlights of the season the 2017 Fly Navy airshow at the Shuttleworth Collection built on a well earned reputation. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35698959730/in/dateposted-public/ The show took place on the 4th June and featured a wide range of displays from collection and visiting … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Fly Navy Show – 4th June 2017

Shuttleworth Collection Classic Evening Airshow – 20th May 2017

Having taken a break from the evening show format in 2016, in favour of "At Home" days, the Shuttleworth Collection have now brought back these unique events for the 2017 season. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35363849142/in/dateposted-public/ Unlike previous incarnations, the events are now largely collection or Old Warden based aircraft central, given a chance for some of the lesser-seen … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Classic Evening Airshow – 20th May 2017

Duxford Air Festival 27th-28th May 2017

Duxford Air Festival promised to be an airshow for all the family, delivering displays from all manner of types from throughout aviation history. In practice, that was exactly what was delivered. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35084346590/in/dateposted-public/ Unlike some Duxford shows of recent times the programme did not lean heavily to one period of aviation hisotry at any one time. … Continue reading Duxford Air Festival 27th-28th May 2017

Spitfire Saturday….Spitfire Sunday – A classic Headcorn weekend

This weekend saw a relaxed few hours each day spent watching the comings and goings of the Aero Legends fleet carrying out passenger flights at Headcorn. While I'm putting together a few larger posts and recent airshow reports I thought I'd share a few quick shots from the weekend. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34400148134/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34400211974/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35204059606/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34435282143/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34435287593/in/dateposted-public/ This … Continue reading Spitfire Saturday….Spitfire Sunday – A classic Headcorn weekend

Abingdon Air and Country Show – 14th May 2017

A long time sign that the airshow season has finally begun, Abingdon has developed a justifiable reputation for providing great variety and some unique display items. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34015336004/in/dateposted-public/ 2017 looked to be a vintage year for Abingdon, with a move to later in the month intended to avoid the early season cancellations that have plagued the … Continue reading Abingdon Air and Country Show – 14th May 2017