Well it’s that time of year again, today marks the end of the 2016 Warbird Tails Advent. I’d like to take this time to wish all readers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank you all for reading, liking, commenting and sharing this years posts and reviews. I look forward to continuing this website in 2017 and developing more ideas and creating more content for you all to enjoy. I want to make this site much more than airshow reviews and photos and I hope to continue the historical series I have started and add so much more.
As a bit of fun for this years final post I thought I’d have a go at replacing all of Santa’s reindeer with aircraft, a couple of these are a little tenuous but it’s all in the spirit of the season!
Dasher – Dash 7
I think this link speaks for itself, it’s also a chance for me to share this shot of the British Antarctic Survey Dash 7 arriving at Duxford on the Friday before Legends this year, certainly a rare sight this side of the atlantic.
Dancer – Cosmic Wind “Ballerina”
Where else would you look for a dancer than the elegant Cosmic Wind Racer – The Duxford based example is even named Ballerina – Perfect!
Prancer – Fauvel AV.36
I’ll admit this was one that I struggled with, in the end I decided the Fauvel’s unique aerobatic performances could easily be described as prancing and I’ll take any excuse to share a picture of this aircraft.
Vixen – Sea Vixen
Enough said I think – This one was easy!
Comet – DH88 Comet
Another easy one here!
Cupid – Dove
I couldn’t think of another aircraft related to Cupid, so I decided a Dove would have to do!
Donner – Thunderbolt
Donner comes from the Dutch word for Thunder, so a P-47 seemed appropriate!
Blitzen – P-38 Lightning
Another Dutch word origin here – this time for Lightning namely the P-38
…and finally – Rudolph – Take your pick from this collection of Red-Nosed Aircraft:
2 thoughts on “Christmas Eve 2016 – Santa’s New Reindeer”
However, as a Canadian, I’m compelled to point out that “Dasher” is actually a Dash 7 rather than a Dash 8. The four engines and stepped nose profile give it away. 🙂
Thank you! Well spotted – now you know why I rarely post about anything post WW2! Duly corrected.
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