Airshow Moments 2018 1 – Anniversary Avros – Anson & Lancaster at Old Warden

As the year draws to a close it is time for a look back at a number of individual moments from airshows across the season that I feel deserve a more detailed report than the original event reviews allowed. This gives the chance to share more photographs from specific displays and expand on the significance … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2018 1 – Anniversary Avros – Anson & Lancaster at Old Warden

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Airshow Moment 2017 – Sopwith Snipe’s UK Swansong

Having been heavily effected by high winds in 2016, the 2017 Shuttleworth Collection Edwardian Pageant was blessed with a bit more luck. A large number of the WW1 aeroplanes were able to fly alongside a number of family favourite acts. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36180080174/in/dateposted-public/ One of the WW1 displays will be fondly remembered by many in attendance. The … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2017 – Sopwith Snipe’s UK Swansong

Airshow Moment – Curtiss P-40C at Duxford

This post marks the fourth Airshow Moments 2017 post to feature a display from a Duxford airshow. This is hardly surprising given the incredible quality of display flying at the venue this past season. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/38605188941/in/album-72157688820126531/ The September show was set to see a pairs display from the Curtiss Hawk 75 alongside the P-40C, a pairing … Continue reading Airshow Moment – Curtiss P-40C at Duxford

Airshow Moment – Edwardian Evening

A 2017 Airshow Moments series could not be complete without a post covering some of the events of the Shuttleworth Collection June Evening show. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35700838254/in/album-72157685022778203/ This show was blessed with perfect weather, glorious sunshine and minimal winds. While the star turn may have been the debut display from the three Hurricanes, another special moment came … Continue reading Airshow Moment – Edwardian Evening

Airshow Moments 2017 – BBMF Thompson Formation

This past season was both special and challenging for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This July saw the completion of the Lancaster's major overhaul at Duxford which resulted in the aircraft emerging in a new colour scheme having had significant maintenance completed. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37103623191/in/album-72157685212317352/ The return of the Lancaster meant that the BBMF were able … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2017 – BBMF Thompson Formation

Airshow Moments 2017 – Blenheim at Little Gransden

Continuing the Blenheim theme after the exciting update from Hawkinge yesterday, it is time for another airshow moment. Today's moment takes a look back at John Romain's masterclass in display flying in the wonderful Bristol Blenheim I at Little Gransden back in August. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36827611246/in/dateposted-public/ This combination of man and machine is well known as a … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2017 – Blenheim at Little Gransden

Airshow Moments 2017 – Simply Sopwith

While the main focus of 2017 will have been the ever increasing Hurricane gatherings we saw over the summer, the First World War enthusiast has had a great deal to enjoy as well. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36793278862/in/dateposted-public/ Shortly before the newly restored Sopwith Pup made its debut at Duxford at the end of May, a more familiar Sopwith … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2017 – Simply Sopwith

Airshow Moments – Hurricane Magic

November was an unofficial Hurricane month on Warbird Tails, with a number of posts featuring the Hawker fighter as a central theme. The 2017 airshow season will certainly be remembered as a "Hurricane Summer" too. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37887693384/in/dateposted-public/ With the return to the air and arrival at Old Warden of P3717 in May we were able to … Continue reading Airshow Moments – Hurricane Magic

Airshow Moments 2016 – Heritage Flight

Early in 2016 I'd jokingly said that it would be an interesting turn of events if the F35 ended up making its UK airshow debut at Flying Legends alongside Fairford in July. In the end I wasn't actually far off. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/29027656090/in/album-72157669953815633/ It had been known early in 2016 that the F35 and F22 were going … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2016 – Heritage Flight