Airshow Moments 2019 8 – Fokker DR1 Aerobatics

The incomparable atmosphere of Hahnweide will long stick in my mind as one my all time favourite airshow memories. The rolling German hills, combined with the characterful grass runway and warbirds and vintage machines as far as the eye could see. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48755693942/in/album-72157710902250778/ As part of this years' retrospective airshow moments series I have already focused … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 8 – Fokker DR1 Aerobatics

Museum Profile: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Part 1 – WW1 and Interwar Years

The final museum of my recent US trip was handily placed on the airport boundary that my flight home would be departing from in a few hours time. I spent four hours wandering around the museum soaking in the atmosphere that is something like no other. This was my third visit to the museum and … Continue reading Museum Profile: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Part 1 – WW1 and Interwar Years

Airshow Moments 2019 7 – Old Warden Daks

The celebrations to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy landings in June produced some remarkable moments both in the air and on the ground. Amongst the festivities was a remarkable gathering of C-47s/DC-3s, a type forever associated with the landings, both for their role in dropping troops and towing gliders. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48014969032/in/album-72157708958168456/ While much … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 7 – Old Warden Daks

Airshow Moments 5 – Magnificent Jokers at ‘Legends 2019

With the always popular news that the Flying Legends dates have been announced for 2020, this seemed an appropriate Airshow Moment to choose. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48301358271/in/album-72157709687428431/ The joker slot, flown while the traditional finale "Balbo" formation at the end of each day builds up, is one of the highlights of the season. As spectacular as the Balbo … Continue reading Airshow Moments 5 – Magnificent Jokers at ‘Legends 2019

Museum Profile: Intrepid Air and Space Museum

Back on the East coast of the United States, this time in New York City on the Hudson river, this post takes a look at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. As museum settings go, an actual aircraft carrier is pretty special. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49205383326/in/dateposted/ I've visited Intrepid a few times over the years and this time … Continue reading Museum Profile: Intrepid Air and Space Museum

Airshow Moments 2019 4 – Battle of France at Melun Air Legend

Air Legend has managed to establish itself as one of the world leaders in terms of variety and quality airshow line ups, all hosted at a wonderfully characterful airfield lifted right out of the cold war. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49195352292/in/dateposted/ The show features a couple of times in this years Airshow Moments and this first look back features … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 4 – Battle of France at Melun Air Legend