Flying Legends 2018

Always a centrepiece for the historic aviation scene,  Flying Legends manages to gather a collection of the finest warbirds and pilots from around the world for an unparalleled airshow experience year on year. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/44984674905/in/dateposted-public/ 2018 was one of the strongest years in recent memory, with plenty of debut displays, or welcome returns across the weekend. … Continue reading Flying Legends 2018

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Warbird People – Alex Jameison: Learning to Fly the Old Rhinebeck Collection

In aviation circles, there are a number of airfields and collections around the world that capture the imagination and become almost mythical as part of aviation folklore. Old Rhinebeck is most certainly amongst those legends, especially for those with an interest in those early years of aviation right through until the 1930s. Delicately nestled between … Continue reading Warbird People – Alex Jameison: Learning to Fly the Old Rhinebeck Collection

Armistice 100 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Arrival

Once again, the WW1 enthusiasts heaven, hangar 1 at Old Warden, is home to one of the most elegant designs to ever take to the skies. Arriving fresh from the workshop of the Vintage Aviator Ltd (TVAL) in New Zealand, is another exquisite recreation of an Albatros D.Va. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45020432504/in/album-72157703138986334/ This example, set to be registered … Continue reading Armistice 100 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Arrival

Warbird People: Scottish “Strutter” – WW1 Replica Nears Completion

The Aviation Preservation Society of Scotland is an East Lothian based group that has been in place since 1973 with an aim of providing members with education and experience in aviation. Today this society has around 80 members, of which 25 are working members. Though a number of projects are in progress, the undoubted "headliner" … Continue reading Warbird People: Scottish “Strutter” – WW1 Replica Nears Completion

Learning the Legends – Flying the P-47 “by the book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Something a little different that I wanted to include over this winter was a series of posts on some iconic warbirds featuring excerpts from the training manuals and videos of the period. The idea is to give both myself and readers and insight into what it was like to learn to fly these impressive machines … Continue reading Learning the Legends – Flying the P-47 “by the book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Shuttleworth Collection Family Airshow 2018

The 2018 Shuttleworth Collection August airshow took on a family theme, with a wide range of different aircraft and acts on display. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/43225497910/in/dateposted-public/ The show got underway with the impressive collection WW2 trio of Spitfire, Sea Hurricane and Lysander. It really has been such a positive sight to have the Spitfire included in each display … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Family Airshow 2018