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

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