Warbird People: He 111 Reborn – Kent Battle Of Britain Museum

As the lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted across England, this coming weekend will see a number of aviation museums open for the first time since lockdown, in many cases the first time in 2020. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50066263867/in/dateposted/ One such museum is the Kent Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge. The museum has been featured on this page … Continue reading Warbird People: He 111 Reborn – Kent Battle Of Britain Museum

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Visit – January 2019

My first warbird outing of 2019 came around a little quicker than usual with my second Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar tour. I last visited in December 2018 so was looking forward to seeing what had changed in the last 12 months or so. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49404934451/in/photostream/ The hangar tour really is a great experience with very knowledgeable … Continue reading Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Visit – January 2019

MUSEUM PROFILE: STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY CENTER PART 2 – Luftwaffe Collection

A key part of the impressive reserve collection housed at the Center is the remarkable collection of captured Luftwaffe machines from WW2. You know its an impressive collection when the most common airframes are an ME163 and Fw190! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49244245502/in/photostream/ The ME163 Comet is in incredible condition appearing to more of less have been left "as … Continue reading MUSEUM PROFILE: STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY CENTER PART 2 – Luftwaffe Collection

Museum Profile: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Part 1 – WW1 and Interwar Years

The final museum of my recent US trip was handily placed on the airport boundary that my flight home would be departing from in a few hours time. I spent four hours wandering around the museum soaking in the atmosphere that is something like no other. This was my third visit to the museum and … Continue reading Museum Profile: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Part 1 – WW1 and Interwar Years

Museum Profile: Intrepid Air and Space Museum

Back on the East coast of the United States, this time in New York City on the Hudson river, this post takes a look at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. As museum settings go, an actual aircraft carrier is pretty special. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49205383326/in/dateposted/ I've visited Intrepid a few times over the years and this time … Continue reading Museum Profile: Intrepid Air and Space Museum