Warbird People – Ed Vesely on Flying the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

This month’s “Warbird People” sees me speak with Ed Vesely, the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) Helldiver pilot, a self-described “caretaker of history” who takes on the responsibility of flying this unique airframe and keeping history alive telling the important stories of the veterans that flew the SB2C. Curtiss aircraft throughout the company’s history maintained that … Continue reading Warbird People – Ed Vesely on Flying the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

Shuttleworth Collection Engineering Open Workshop 2017

Occupying that ever-confusing time period between Christmas and New Year, the Shuttleworth Collection Open Workshop has now become a welcome traditional part of the Christmas break. The event offers the public a chance to take an unrestricted look at a number of the collection's aircraft and to speak with those who rebuild, maintain and fly … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Engineering Open Workshop 2017

Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed

The name Brooklands is synonymous with British automotive history, being home to the first purpose built motor-racing circuit in the world. Another important part of the sites story is a rich history of aviation development design and testing. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/38781374084/in/dateposted-public/ Brooklands was one of the first cradles of aviation in the United Kingdom and would ultimately … Continue reading Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed