Christmas Eve 2016 – Santa’s New Reindeer

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.

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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:

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