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

Shuttleworth Sopwith Line-up Complete – Camel Takes to the Skies

Yesterday (18th May 2017) marked a historic milestone for the Shuttleworth Collection and the UK WW1 aviation scene. As of yesterday afternoon the UK now boasts a fully accurate, rotary powered, airworthy Sopwith Camel. Dodge Bailey took the aircraft up for a test flight from Old Warden under grey skies, completing an already impressive line … Continue reading Shuttleworth Sopwith Line-up Complete – Camel Takes to the Skies

Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere Airshow – 7th May 2017

The sight of an original 1917 Bristol F2b carrying out power checks viewed through the trees and open grass at the southern end of Old Warden is a truly incredible way to kick off the 2017 season. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34428041241/in/dateposted-public/ Shortly after arrival there was a real sense of anticipation that seems to be unique to that … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere Airshow – 7th May 2017

Spitfire NH341 at Headcorn

I had the opportunity today to enjoy the sight of Aero Legend's new Spitfire - T.IX NH341 - carrying out its first public flights at Headcorn as part of their popular "Fly With" series. This gave great opportunities to see the new Spitfire alongside the company's de Havilland Devon. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34304846516/in/dateposted-public/ Having watched the Spitfire's first … Continue reading Spitfire NH341 at Headcorn