Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere – Old Warden 5th May 2019

While the off season, in terms of flying seems to be shrinking each year, the first proper day of every airshow season is always a welcome time, even more so if the weather plays ball. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/47790306451/in/photostream/ While it may not have been up to the standards of the previous bank holiday weekend, but the weather … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere – Old Warden 5th May 2019

IWM Duxford Flying Showcase Day: 14th April 2019 – Classic Transport & Trainers

A tentative link today to the Warbird Tails Bombers/Transports theme for the month of April. Earlier this week the Imperial War Museum announced a series of short flying displays taking place on "normal" weekends across the year, giving the chance to see some of Duxford's incredible based machines in action all within the normal museum … Continue reading IWM Duxford Flying Showcase Day: 14th April 2019 – Classic Transport & Trainers

Warbird Places: The New Forest Part 2: Holmsley South

Moving to the South-Western edge of the Forest, another old airfield site can be found. This field was constructed in 1941, originally intended for Coastal Command use against the German U-Boat threat. Building on the theme set earlier in this post, work on construction was far from complete when aircraft first started arriving. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/32556512687/in/dateposted/ Flying … Continue reading Warbird Places: The New Forest Part 2: Holmsley South

Learning the Legends: Flying the P-51D Mustang “By the Book” World War 2 Pilots Notes Review

Next in this popular series is a look at perhaps the most iconic of the USAAF fighters of the second world war, the legendary P-51 Mustang. The D model is now the most prevalent and recognisable example of the type with the improved visibility of the teardrop canopy representing a design improvement from the earlier high … Continue reading Learning the Legends: Flying the P-51D Mustang “By the Book” World War 2 Pilots Notes Review