Gatwick Aviation Museum Lightning Engine Runs – 4th March 2017

Following my previous visit on the grand opening weekend of the new museum building in March last year, the team at the Gatwick Aviation Museum have been hard at work looking after the aircraft and making the most of having hangar space in which to work on them. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/33161698371/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/33249150496/in/dateposted-public/ The resident Shackleton undertook engine … Continue reading Gatwick Aviation Museum Lightning Engine Runs – 4th March 2017

Brussels Air Museum – WW1 Collection

A short photo post this week, and another look at a European aviation museum, this time in Belgium. The Brussels Air Museum is part of the larger Royal Museum of Armed Forces and Military History.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/32224627913/in/dateposted-public/ The collection houses over 100 airframes, among the highlights are an impressive number of original WW1 aircraft, many of … Continue reading Brussels Air Museum – WW1 Collection

Museum Profile: Nationaal Militair Museum -Soesterberg

Europe is home to some incredible aviation museum's with the entire continent having a rich history of unique types and milestones within the industry. Once country I had never previously visited was the Netherlands, which is home to a number of aviation museums. As part of a short trip across the channel last week I … Continue reading Museum Profile: Nationaal Militair Museum -Soesterberg

Museum Profile: Museum of Army Flying – Middle Wallop

We are lucky in the UK to have major museums from each of the main air arms. Alongside the Royal Air Force Museum and the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton there is also an extensive collection representing the history of the Army Air Corps. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/32636588802/in/dateposted-public/ The museum of Army flying at Middle Wallop is … Continue reading Museum Profile: Museum of Army Flying – Middle Wallop

Warbird Tails What If – ME262 Vs Gloster Meteor

The first part of this what if series took a little imagination, it saw two German WW1 fighters in hypothetical combat. This made for an interesting, if unlikely comparison. https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/21876035834/in/photolist-zk7piC-zZwPrh-AeQMUf-Ai7NU6-zZCuVr-AfXgiG-Ai7LYn-Ah8YQB-zZt3LE-Ai2ML4-Ah3SPP-Ah3S3Z-AeKgmw-Ah3suB-AhLtvg-ztvJDZ-tYPJMd-qdzF62-p6fbS9-f89gyT-f6R6bT-tJGM5k-u1LMY3-rPNKL3-s7c8dd-rdo5WJ-qY4Jx1-qY3FTd-rfCxvp-qBU2jz-nA16fD-ngytqN-ngyiaZ-ny429x-n1cmXr-fZRxeh-fZRLae-fZRgEk-fZRaiw-fZR6y9-fFdwYQ-evXUep-ecv18k-dYR3Zq-dYKmex-dYR3XC-dYKmdK-dYKmen-cykASj-cykARd Todays situation is one that was much more likely to come to pass and would have presented the first jet against jet dogfight in history. … Continue reading Warbird Tails What If – ME262 Vs Gloster Meteor