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

Warbird Tails Christmas Eve 2017 – Warbird Songs

For the final post of each Warbird Tails advent I try to have a bit of fun with a slightly silly Christmas themed post. I've put together a few Warbird Titles for some Christmas favourites! All I Want for Christmas is U2.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/27577542561/in/album-72157669238391171/ Santa (Sopwith) Baby.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/26212116005/in/album-72157666655901526/ Rockwell around the Christmas Tree..... https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/27244072340/in/album-72157666837149623/ Fairey Tail … Continue reading Warbird Tails Christmas Eve 2017 – Warbird Songs

Airshow Moment 2017 – Flying Legends “Jokers”

The 2017 instalment of Flying Legends has already featured in this Advent series already, taking a look at the mammoth journey P-51B Berlin Express took to fly as part of the Horsemen team for the weekend. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36122305186/in/album-72157686765883725/ I wanted to shine the light on another standout moment from that weekend, the traditional "Joker" routine. The … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2017 – Flying Legends “Jokers”

UK Mosquitos Part 5 – TT.35 TA719

For many years now, the Imperial War Museum's Mosquito, TA719 has hung from the ceiling in the airspace hangar at Duxford, the aircraft is painted in distinvtive target towing colours. This offers a very different representation of the Mosquito both in scheme and display. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/39180020641/in/dateposted-public/ A number of the Mosquitos currently on display are TT.35 … Continue reading UK Mosquitos Part 5 – TT.35 TA719