Inter-War Wonders Part 1: Boeing P-26 Peashooter

Inter-war types have a certain something about them. A world largely at peace and aviation development arguably levelling off, allowed machines to, quite simply become far more graceful. Air racing and speed became the focus of the day with interwar American greats typically taking the monoplane and radial format throughout the 30s, it was inevitable … Continue reading Inter-War Wonders Part 1: Boeing P-26 Peashooter

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Visit – January 2019

My first warbird outing of 2019 came around a little quicker than usual with my second Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar tour. I last visited in December 2018 so was looking forward to seeing what had changed in the last 12 months or so. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49404934451/in/photostream/ The hangar tour really is a great experience with very knowledgeable … Continue reading Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Visit – January 2019

Airshow Moments 2019 11 – Duxford Mustang Gathering September Show

Not so long ago the sight of three or more Mustangs in the air over a UK airshow was not uncommon. Recent years have seen the UK population wildly fluctuate, at points reduced to just two examples regularly participating in airshows. It seems that the rise of the Hurricane and Buchon has outbalanced the American … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 11 – Duxford Mustang Gathering September Show

Airshow Moments 2019 10 – Ultimate Fighters Debut

This years Flying Legends brought a number of season highlight but it was the mid-point of the show that brought the real high point for many and an act thoroughly deserving of an airshow moments post, Ultimate Fighters. Since the announcement and associated trailer went live early in the year, there had been high anticipation … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 10 – Ultimate Fighters Debut

Airshow Moments 2019 9 – Fury trio Duxford September

The UK Airshow circuit has been lucky to enjoy a number of Hawker Fury/Sea Furys over the years but rarely have any significant numbers been on the circuit at the same time. The past few seasons have seen Anglia Aircraft Restorations Fury II, Shaun Patrick's R2800 powered T20 and Navy Wings' Centaurus powered T20. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49078855551/in/album-72157711818073412/Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 9 – Fury trio Duxford September