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

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

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