Bristol F2b Fighter

The city of Bristol and aviation go hand in hand, from the fragile, kite-like box kite to the raw power and elegance of Concorde it’s legacy is extraordinary. The Bristol Aeroplane company too, has rightfully earned an important place in the aviation history books, designing a number of iconic machines throughout the 20th Century. Perhaps … Continue reading Bristol F2b Fighter

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Armistice 100 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Arrival

Once again, the WW1 enthusiasts heaven, hangar 1 at Old Warden, is home to one of the most elegant designs to ever take to the skies. Arriving fresh from the workshop of the Vintage Aviator Ltd (TVAL) in New Zealand, is another exquisite recreation of an Albatros D.Va. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45020432504/in/album-72157703138986334/ This example, set to be registered … Continue reading Armistice 100 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Arrival

Learning the Legends – Flying the P-47 “by the book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Something a little different that I wanted to include over this winter was a series of posts on some iconic warbirds featuring excerpts from the training manuals and videos of the period. The idea is to give both myself and readers and insight into what it was like to learn to fly these impressive machines … Continue reading Learning the Legends – Flying the P-47 “by the book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

An unexpected RAF100 Star? – Flying Bulls Bristol Sycamore

If you'd told me six months ago I would be driving three hours across the country for my first trip to the Cosford airshow looking forward to seeing a helicopter above almost everything else on the incredible flying programme, I'd have probably laughed to say the least! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/29160687727/in/dateposted-public/ Well, there I was, there were plenty of other … Continue reading An unexpected RAF100 Star? – Flying Bulls Bristol Sycamore

Welcome Back, Old Friend – G-THUN Returns

2018 is already proving to be an incredibly exciting year for the UK airshow scene and in particular the warbird sector. We have already seen two Buchons return to the skies in the last couple of months alongside two Spitfires making welcome returns to the UK skies (more on which later). https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/40649173280/in/dateposted-public/ The last year … Continue reading Welcome Back, Old Friend – G-THUN Returns