Warbird History: A Shared Experience

As the New Year approaches, it's almost impossible to avoid getting a little nostalgic for years gone by. Whether that be family, friends or passions in life, special days from the past will always come to the fore again. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45897699191/in/album-72157702137798501/Over the last few years since starting this website I've learnt to not take anything in this … Continue reading Warbird History: A Shared Experience

Airshow Moment 6 – Five Vs “Baby Spit” Revival

New Spitfires joining the worldwide population are still an incredibly regular occurrence which is a great testament to those involved in resurrecting these classic fighters. 2018 saw a real resurgence in one of the most elegant variants of the iconic fighter, the Mk V. While none of the aircraft featured were technically "new" restorations, a … Continue reading Airshow Moment 6 – Five Vs “Baby Spit” Revival

Warbird People: Racing Revival – Ken Fern on the DH88 Comet Racer Project

In a workshop in the middle of England, a missing link in one of the great aviation racing stories is slowly coming back to life. Ken Fern has previously been involved in working on the construction of other vintage replicas in the past. More recent time has been spent on his current project, an ambitious … Continue reading Warbird People: Racing Revival – Ken Fern on the DH88 Comet Racer Project

Airshow Moment 2018 5 – Heritage Flights

A long established act in the United States, "Heritage" or "Legacy" flights see historic aircraft join their modern day counterpart for a sequence of formation passes before breaking up into solo displays. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45897698251/in/album-72157702137798501/ This idea of pairing past with present is certainly not unique to the US and there have been plenty of great RAF … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2018 5 – Heritage Flights