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

Airshow Moments 2019 8 – Fokker DR1 Aerobatics

The incomparable atmosphere of Hahnweide will long stick in my mind as one my all time favourite airshow memories. The rolling German hills, combined with the characterful grass runway and warbirds and vintage machines as far as the eye could see. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48755693942/in/album-72157710902250778/ As part of this years' retrospective airshow moments series I have already focused … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 8 – Fokker DR1 Aerobatics

Airshow Moments 2019 7 – Old Warden Daks

The celebrations to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy landings in June produced some remarkable moments both in the air and on the ground. Amongst the festivities was a remarkable gathering of C-47s/DC-3s, a type forever associated with the landings, both for their role in dropping troops and towing gliders. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48014969032/in/album-72157708958168456/ While much … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 7 – Old Warden Daks

Airshow Moments 5 – Magnificent Jokers at ‘Legends 2019

With the always popular news that the Flying Legends dates have been announced for 2020, this seemed an appropriate Airshow Moment to choose. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48301358271/in/album-72157709687428431/ The joker slot, flown while the traditional finale "Balbo" formation at the end of each day builds up, is one of the highlights of the season. As spectacular as the Balbo … Continue reading Airshow Moments 5 – Magnificent Jokers at ‘Legends 2019

Airshow Moments 2019 4 – Battle of France at Melun Air Legend

Air Legend has managed to establish itself as one of the world leaders in terms of variety and quality airshow line ups, all hosted at a wonderfully characterful airfield lifted right out of the cold war. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49195352292/in/dateposted/ The show features a couple of times in this years Airshow Moments and this first look back features … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 4 – Battle of France at Melun Air Legend

Airshow Moments 2019 3 – Hurricane Gathering at Old Warden

Large scale Spitfire gatherings have now become at least an annual affair at Duxford each September and as impressive as that will always be, it does get a little less special the more such an event is repeated. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48501421226/in/album-72157710212544041/ Similar gatherings of the airworthy Hurricane population are far rarer though, with four ships having been … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 3 – Hurricane Gathering at Old Warden

Airshow Moments 2019 2 – North American Training Duo Little Gransden/Duxford

Following on from a disappointing (especially given the incredible summer we had) washout in 2018, it was great to see Little Gransden return with arguably the events best ever line up.┬áThere were some great warbird highlights without question, many of which have been covered on this site as part of other highlight posts/features so I … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 2 – North American Training Duo Little Gransden/Duxford