Airshow Moments 2019 1 – “White 9” and “Nellie B” Duo over Germany

If I had to pick two favourite warbirds of recent years, I'd be pretty sure that Buchon "White 9" and P-47 Thunderbolt "Nellie B" would come out on top. They both represent great examples of their types and under the care of Air Leasing are always flown in incredible style. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48755176783/in/album-72157710902250778/ 2019 saw both aircraft … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 1 – “White 9” and “Nellie B” Duo over Germany

Airshow Moment 2018 10 -Schlepp Debut

For the final 2018 airshow moment (for now) I wanted to go back to the Duxford Air Festival in May which saw the modern debt for a fascinating and unique design. The F+W C-3605, commonly known as the "Schlepp". https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/41980555010/in/album-72157696543458112/ This ungainly looking design is a development of an original 1940s era aircraft, which was … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2018 10 -Schlepp Debut

Airshow Moment 2018 9 – RAF100 Flypast

Though not strictly an airshow itself, any retrospective of the 2018 season would not be complete without a reminder of the impressive collection of air power put together over London back in July, to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/29817568198/in/album-72157671659061888/ The flypast itself saw over 100 individual aircraft take part ranging from the … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2018 9 – RAF100 Flypast

Airshow Moment 2018 5 – Heritage Flights

A long established act in the United States, "Heritage" or "Legacy" flights see historic aircraft join their modern day counterpart for a sequence of formation passes before breaking up into solo displays. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45897698251/in/album-72157702137798501/ This idea of pairing past with present is certainly not unique to the US and there have been plenty of great RAF … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2018 5 – Heritage Flights