Warbird Places: The New Forest Part 2: Holmsley South

Moving to the South-Western edge of the Forest, another old airfield site can be found. This field was constructed in 1941, originally intended for Coastal Command use against the German U-Boat threat. Building on the theme set earlier in this post, work on construction was far from complete when aircraft first started arriving. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/32556512687/in/dateposted/ Flying … Continue reading Warbird Places: The New Forest Part 2: Holmsley South

Learning the Legends: Flying the P-51D Mustang “By the Book” World War 2 Pilots Notes Review

Next in this popular series is a look at perhaps the most iconic of the USAAF fighters of the second world war, the legendary P-51 Mustang. The D model is now the most prevalent and recognisable example of the type with the improved visibility of the teardrop canopy representing a design improvement from the earlier high … Continue reading Learning the Legends: Flying the P-51D Mustang “By the Book” World War 2 Pilots Notes Review

Museum Profile: Solent Sky – Southampton

The skies and shores around the Solent paved the way for aerial innovation for many years during the formative era of British aviation. From the historic Schneider Air Races from Calshot to the unbreakable bond with the Supermarine Spitfire and Flying Boat operations, the area is rich with aviation history. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/33528773358/in/photostream/ The areas links to … Continue reading Museum Profile: Solent Sky – Southampton

Museum Profile: The Helicopter Museum at Weston-Super-Mare

Following last weeks look at Bristol Aerospace, its time for a quick drive down the M5 to take a quick look at the Helicopter Museum. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/32170680847/in/photostream/ I'll confess that helicopters have never really been on my radar and though this museum has always looked great, its never quite appealed enough to take a visit. As … Continue reading Museum Profile: The Helicopter Museum at Weston-Super-Mare

Museum Profile – Aerospace Bristol

One of the latest additions to the UK Aviation Museum family is the Aerospace Bristol collection at Filton in Bristol. This represents a great collection of Bristol types, joined by the final Concorde to fly G-BOAF, having made its final landing at Filton in 2003. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45234531365/in/datetaken/ I was lucky enough to be present for that … Continue reading Museum Profile – Aerospace Bristol

WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Day – Old Warden 17th November 2018

Back in the last months of 2018 the WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust (WAHT) put on a day for their patrons at Old Warden. The occasion was set to mark the first trust event to feature their latest arrival, the wonderful The Vintage Aviator Ltd (TVAL) Albatros D.Va G-WAHT. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/44721116090/in/album-72157701895289942/ This airframe marks the latest arrival … Continue reading WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Day – Old Warden 17th November 2018