Hard to believe that it is this time of year once again. Christmas Eve is my traditional "red nosed aeroplane" post for a bit of festive light relief. Enjoy this selection from 2019 and thank you all for your continued support and all of the views, shares and likes over the past 12 months. I'll … Continue reading Rudolph The Red Nose Aeroplane 2019
Carrying on from the previous two posts, today's looks at the impressive collection of USAAF machines on display in the museum from WW2.On arrival to the museum you are greeted by a Curtiss P-40. Once inside you can't help but notice the huge presence of the B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" famous for carrying out the … Continue reading Museum Profile: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Part 3 – USAAF WW2
Always a highlight in the calendar, there is something about a seaside show that you can't help but enjoy. Being the closest I have to a local seaside venue, Eastbourne has been a semi-regular feature in my agenda for most seasons over the last 10 years or more. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49195188176/in/photostream/ Normally opting for one day, generally … Continue reading Eastbourne Airshow 2019
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
A slight change to the Warbird Tails advent schedule today to make the historic event earlier on today which saw the "Silver Spitfire" MJ271/G-IRTY land back at Goodwood having flown around the world after the past few months. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48154024012/in/album-72157709319106207/ The aircraft and its PC12 support ship, together with three pilots have flown over large ocean … Continue reading The Silver Spitfire – Mission Complete!
Over the past three years, the Imperial War Museum has gone through a number of notable changes in relation to their own flying displays. The May show has gone from a changing "themed" event to a new rebranded "Air Festival" format. The September show now seems to have the permanent Battle of Britain theme, generally … Continue reading Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Just a few months on from my last warbird chasing trip to the continent for the now annual pilgrimage to La Ferté-Alais, it was time to return to France to take in a newcomer on the airshow scene. Located only around 30 minutes to the east of La Ferté (I even stayed in the same … Continue reading Air Legend 2019 – Melun Villaroche
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!