Mid Atlantic Air Museum – Reading PA

Back in 2014 I had the welcome chance to visit the Reading WW2 weekend. It still sits amongst my fondest aviation memories, in part due to the chance to fly on B24 Diamond Lil', but perhaps because it is the only "proper" American airshow I can really remember attending. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48964162536/in/dateposted/ I couldn't really turn down … Continue reading Mid Atlantic Air Museum – Reading PA

Museum Profile: Solent Sky – Southampton

The skies and shores around the Solent paved the way for aerial innovation for many years during the formative era of British aviation. From the historic Schneider Air Races from Calshot to the unbreakable bond with the Supermarine Spitfire and Flying Boat operations, the area is rich with aviation history. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/33528773358/in/photostream/ The areas links to … Continue reading Museum Profile: Solent Sky – Southampton

Museum Profile: The Helicopter Museum at Weston-Super-Mare

Following last weeks look at Bristol Aerospace, its time for a quick drive down the M5 to take a quick look at the Helicopter Museum. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/32170680847/in/photostream/ I'll confess that helicopters have never really been on my radar and though this museum has always looked great, its never quite appealed enough to take a visit. As … Continue reading Museum Profile: The Helicopter Museum at Weston-Super-Mare

Museum Profile – Aerospace Bristol

One of the latest additions to the UK Aviation Museum family is the Aerospace Bristol collection at Filton in Bristol. This represents a great collection of Bristol types, joined by the final Concorde to fly G-BOAF, having made its final landing at Filton in 2003. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45234531365/in/datetaken/ I was lucky enough to be present for that … Continue reading Museum Profile – Aerospace Bristol

Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed

The name Brooklands is synonymous with British automotive history, being home to the first purpose built motor-racing circuit in the world. Another important part of the sites story is a rich history of aviation development design and testing. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/38781374084/in/dateposted-public/ Brooklands was one of the first cradles of aviation in the United Kingdom and would ultimately … Continue reading Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford – December 2017 update

As part of the ongoing work to complete the commemorative displays in relation to the RAF's 100th Birthday in 2018, there has been a significant re-shuffle in the RAF Museum's collections. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/39136131572/in/dateposted-public/ This website has already provided regular updates while the Battle of Britain collection was dismantled and re-located at Hendon and I have watched … Continue reading Royal Air Force Museum Cosford – December 2017 update

Museum Profile: Museum of Army Flying – Middle Wallop

We are lucky in the UK to have major museums from each of the main air arms. Alongside the Royal Air Force Museum and the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton there is also an extensive collection representing the history of the Army Air Corps. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/32636588802/in/dateposted-public/ The museum of Army flying at Middle Wallop is … Continue reading Museum Profile: Museum of Army Flying – Middle Wallop

Museum Profile – Yorkshire Air Museum

This November saw my first visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum for a number of years. The collection of aircraft and artefacts gathered on this old Bomber Command airfield is extraordinary. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/30603175053/in/album-72157677304006626/ The standout exhibits have to be the wonderful Halifax ¬†and the de Havilland Mosquito, the latter of which was one of the main … Continue reading Museum Profile – Yorkshire Air Museum