Regular readers may have noticed a lack of posts in the past few weeks. With the main airshow season now over and done with I've still got a few major events to catch up on. Those reports will follow as soon as I have time to get through the photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48910553096/in/dateposted/ The past two weeks … Continue reading October Update – US Museums Preview
I've done some pretty silly things to enjoy an airshow in the past. Long drives, hours spent in the rain/cold and various late nights immediately spring to mind. But as the alarm went off at 3:30am on the Saturday of this particular show, I did wonder if I might have finally overdone it! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48755512021/in/dateposted/ That … Continue reading Hahnweide Oldtimer 2019 14/15th September
This weekend saw this site pass through the 400th post mark. I've enjoyed putting together each and every post on this page, together with the experiences that helped create them. I am also very grateful for you, the readers, who take the time to not only read these posts, but on many occasions comment, like … Continue reading Tell Your Warbird Stories!
What else is there to do on the hottest day of the year besides take a trip up to Duxford? Having not made the pilgrimage for a month or so it certainly felt like perfect weather to hopefully catch some warbird action. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48154024012/in/dateposted/ I certainly wasn't disappointed as before I was even out the car … Continue reading Silver Spitfire Saturday
With just a few days to go to the wonderful celebrations starting in Normandy, this post takes a look at some of the remarkable D-Day related sights I have enjoyed over the past week or so. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/47979659827/in/photostream/ First of all a wonderful trip to Duxford on Bank Holiday Monday saw a great chance to watch … Continue reading Countdown to D-Day 75 Part 2
Only two weekends now stand between us and the impressive D-Day 75 commemorations that will take place around the world. As I write a flight of Douglas C-47s/DC-3s are making their way across the Atlantic and airframes all around Europe are being readied and receiving the familiar invasion stripes ahead of the celebrations. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/44984655905/in/dateposted/ No … Continue reading Countdown to D-Day 75
A few weeks late but I wanted to share a few shots from a great Easter weekend a few weeks ago. This marked the first weekend of activities for Aero Legends at Headcorn for 2019. This saw both their two-seat Spitfire NH341 and single seat TD314 in action in the hands of Charlie Brown and … Continue reading Spring-time Spitfires – Headcorn Easter 2019
Finishing up this month's transport and heavies theme today's post takes a look at one of the rarer airframes on display at Duxford and a key part of the Duxford Aviation Society airliner's collection. The photographs within this post today as the York was open for access. I've been waiting for another chance to get … Continue reading Aircraft Profile – Duxford’s Avro York
With April's theme being the heavier types that don't often get featured as part of Warbird Tails, I felt that for Bank Holiday Monday a round-up of UK based aircraft from this corner of preservation was long overdue. I've limited this post to "live" (taxi/engine run condition included) examples and only up the end of … Continue reading UK Transports and Bombers: Where are We Now?
As the days start to get longer with the clocks moving forward the sound of aero engines and those long summer days suddenly don't seem too far away. Over the coming weeks more and more aircraft will be coming out of hibernation ready to take part in the upcoming season together with new arrivals and … Continue reading British Summer Time – Late March Warbirds