Warbird Tails Christmas Eve 2017 – Warbird Songs

For the final post of each Warbird Tails advent I try to have a bit of fun with a slightly silly Christmas themed post. I've put together a few Warbird Titles for some Christmas favourites! All I Want for Christmas is U2.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/27577542561/in/album-72157669238391171/ Santa (Sopwith) Baby.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/26212116005/in/album-72157666655901526/ Rockwell around the Christmas Tree..... https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/27244072340/in/album-72157666837149623/ Fairey Tail … Continue reading Warbird Tails Christmas Eve 2017 – Warbird Songs

Airshow Moment 2017 – Flying Legends “Jokers”

The 2017 instalment of Flying Legends has already featured in this Advent series already, taking a look at the mammoth journey P-51B Berlin Express took to fly as part of the Horsemen team for the weekend. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36122305186/in/album-72157686765883725/ I wanted to shine the light on another standout moment from that weekend, the traditional "Joker" routine. The … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2017 – Flying Legends “Jokers”

UK Mosquitos Part 5 – TT.35 TA719

For many years now, the Imperial War Museum's Mosquito, TA719 has hung from the ceiling in the airspace hangar at Duxford, the aircraft is painted in distinvtive target towing colours. This offers a very different representation of the Mosquito both in scheme and display. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/39180020641/in/dateposted-public/ A number of the Mosquitos currently on display are TT.35 … Continue reading UK Mosquitos Part 5 – TT.35 TA719

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford – December 2017 update

As part of the ongoing work to complete the commemorative displays in relation to the RAF's 100th Birthday in 2018, there has been a significant re-shuffle in the RAF Museum's collections. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/39136131572/in/dateposted-public/ This website has already provided regular updates while the Battle of Britain collection was dismantled and re-located at Hendon and I have watched … Continue reading Royal Air Force Museum Cosford – December 2017 update

Airshow Moment 2017 – Sopwith Snipe’s UK Swansong

Having been heavily effected by high winds in 2016, the 2017 Shuttleworth Collection Edwardian Pageant was blessed with a bit more luck. A large number of the WW1 aeroplanes were able to fly alongside a number of family favourite acts. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36180080174/in/dateposted-public/ One of the WW1 displays will be fondly remembered by many in attendance. The … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2017 – Sopwith Snipe’s UK Swansong

Airshow Moment – Curtiss P-40C at Duxford

This post marks the fourth Airshow Moments 2017 post to feature a display from a Duxford airshow. This is hardly surprising given the incredible quality of display flying at the venue this past season. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/38605188941/in/album-72157688820126531/ The September show was set to see a pairs display from the Curtiss Hawk 75 alongside the P-40C, a pairing … Continue reading Airshow Moment – Curtiss P-40C at Duxford

A New Age of Fighters – Part 2 – Fokker DVII

By late 1917 the German forces were starting to use air superiority, the British and French fighters had moved on considerably and with aircraft such as the Sopwith Camel and SE5a proving challenging opponents. Early 1918 saw the German government launch a new competition for a new fighter. The aircraft that would ultimately go on … Continue reading A New Age of Fighters – Part 2 – Fokker DVII