Welcome Back, Old Friend – G-THUN Returns

2018 is already proving to be an incredibly exciting year for the UK airshow scene and in particular the warbird sector. We have already seen two Buchons return to the skies in the last couple of months alongside two Spitfires making welcome returns to the UK skies (more on which later). https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/40649173280/in/dateposted-public/ The last year … Continue reading Welcome Back, Old Friend – G-THUN Returns

Shuttleworth Collection Celebrates 100 Years of the RAF – Season Premiere 6th May 2018

The first Shuttleworth Collection airshow of 2018 took place on the 6th May and marked the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Weather conditions were absolutely perfect, with strong sunshine and hardly any wind throughout the afternoon. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/27283395147/in/dateposted-public/ The static display featured some gems to enjoy before the show, including the Bristol Scout replica, … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Celebrates 100 Years of the RAF – Season Premiere 6th May 2018

Warbird People – Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust Update

Following on from my visit to the "Meet the Blenheim" open day back in December, I had the pleasure of being given an update on the project by the Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust's chairman, Dave Brocklehurst, last week. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/28022760868/in/dateposted-public/ The museum, based on the site of former RAF Hawkinge, is an unparalleled treasure … Continue reading Warbird People – Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust Update

Gatwick Aviation Museum Shackleton and Lightning Engine Run Day 24th March 2018

My first "live" aviation event of 2018 was a short trip down to the Gatwick Aviation Museum. It will always be a surreal sight discovering this hidden treasure trove of 1950s and 60s British aircraft just a few hundred yards away from the busy day to day activities of Gatwick airport. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/26240258857/in/dateposted-public/ The museum's first … Continue reading Gatwick Aviation Museum Shackleton and Lightning Engine Run Day 24th March 2018

Warbird People: A Hurricane Built For Two? Hawker Restorations Update

Following on from the resounding successful launch by numerous operators of two seat Spitfire flights, along with the exciting prospect of a two seat Buchon in 2018, it is unsurprising that talk of a two seat Hurricane has started to crop up. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/38572374062/in/album-72157688820126531/ Back in October I visited Hawker Restorations who confirmed at that time … Continue reading Warbird People: A Hurricane Built For Two? Hawker Restorations Update