Shuttleworth Evening Show “A Scurry of Chipmunks” 19th June 2021

Another belated review for one of the fantastic Old Warden evening airshows. These events provide a wonderful experience to enjoy a summers evening in the beautiful surroundings of Old Warden and (at least in theory) a chance to enjoy calmer conditions and see some of the collection's lighter machines take to the air. The June … Continue reading Shuttleworth Evening Show “A Scurry of Chipmunks” 19th June 2021

Airshow Moments 2021 Number 5 – Miles Gemini

A long held high point in any airshow for me, the few airworthy Miles Gemini in the UK have made relatively few appearances over the years. Thankfully that has now changed with this wonderful example putting on a number of appearances at Old Warden, Little Gransden and East Kirkby. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/51743866842/in/dateposted/ Owner Stu Blanchard puts on … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2021 Number 5 – Miles Gemini

Naval First Flights December 1 – The Fairey Albacore

Looking through the record books for notable aviation anniversaries, I stumbled across a couple of lesser known Royal Navy types that had their first flights on or around this date. The fist of which is the unconventional Fairey Albacore. This design flew for the first time on the 12th December 1938. https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/15837361162/in/photolist-q8uBH5-8AWQdr-ErDfpx-8AZW2u-EXP9qW-E3pC5s-F17UFc-8AZW1L The family resemblance … Continue reading Naval First Flights December 1 – The Fairey Albacore

Airshow Moments 2021 Number 4 – Return of the Fighter Collection

For many decades now, Hangar 2 south (and at times hangar 3 north, at Duxford has been home to some of the rarest and most remarkable warbirds to ever grace the European airshow circuit. The Fighter Collection have provided some of the best memories for warbird fans worldwide with their typically spirited display flying and … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2021 Number 4 – Return of the Fighter Collection