Airshow Moments 2020 – Tailchasing “Daks” over Kent

As one of the few airshows to go ahead in 2020 it shouldn't come as a surprise that yet another airshow moment this year comes from Headcorn. I'll try to resist mentioning the horrendous weather as much in this one! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50410660358/in/album-72157716228636186/ 2019 was, amongst other things very much the year of the Dakota. The D-Day … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2020 – Tailchasing “Daks” over Kent

Ultimate Pistons – Do 335

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50708375988/in/photostream/ The German aircraft development during the closing stages of the war was certainly advanced with some very inventive machines taking to the air. Often plagued by production, resource or simply time issues, they did not see a huge deal of active service. One machine that certainly fits the "unique" description is the impressive push-pull … Continue reading Ultimate Pistons – Do 335

The More Things Change….2020’s Moving Warbirds

One thing that didn't change, despite everything else that has been going around the world, is the ever-present movement of warbirds changing hands and locations around the world. Throughout the year there were various announcements as familiar favourites and some newly restored machines changed hands and moved to a new base, or even country. Whilst … Continue reading The More Things Change….2020’s Moving Warbirds

Airshow Moments 2020 – “Planes Movie Tribute” Piper Pawnee/ DH88 Comet at Old Warden

2020 has been full of surprises, I think we can all agree with that! One such surprise was the inclusion of a pairs display slot from a Piper Pawnee and de Havilland DH88 Comet at the second drive in airshow at Old Warden in August. It's not the most obvious duo, one of the most … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2020 – “Planes Movie Tribute” Piper Pawnee/ DH88 Comet at Old Warden

Airshow Moments 2020 – Duxford Radial Formation

The October showcase day at Duxford provided one last chance for enthusiasts to enjoy some flying in a year that had certainly been like no other. This gave another chance to enjoy a few of the lesser seen Duxford types. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50665363053/in/album-72157717113132627/ Though a long-time Duxford resident, the NA64 Yale made no public appearances until the … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2020 – Duxford Radial Formation

Waiting in the Wings – 2020’s Missing Favourites – The Jets

It's no secret that classic jets at airshows have been in steady decline since the 2014/15, but it was still notable that those remaining classic jets we have enjoyed in recent years were absent throughout 2020. Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron Undoubtedly the biggest contributor of classic jets at UK airshows for the last 5 … Continue reading Waiting in the Wings – 2020’s Missing Favourites – The Jets