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

Airshow Moments 2019 3 – Hurricane Gathering at Old Warden

Large scale Spitfire gatherings have now become at least an annual affair at Duxford each September and as impressive as that will always be, it does get a little less special the more such an event is repeated. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48501421226/in/album-72157710212544041/ Similar gatherings of the airworthy Hurricane population are far rarer though, with four ships having been … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 3 – Hurricane Gathering at Old Warden

Museum Profile: American Airpower Museum

Republic Field in East Farmingdale New York is an historic base and former home to the Republic Company. Famous for their fighters both during and after world war two the airfield is also host to the American Air Power museum which houses many Republic machines alongside other Warbirds. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49164797266/in/photostream/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49165020022/in/dateposted/ Much of the piston powered … Continue reading Museum Profile: American Airpower Museum

The Silver Spitfire – Mission Complete!

A slight change to the Warbird Tails advent schedule today to make the historic event earlier on today which saw the "Silver Spitfire" MJ271/G-IRTY land back at Goodwood having flown around the world after the past few months. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48154024012/in/album-72157709319106207/ The aircraft and its PC12 support ship, together with three pilots have flown over large ocean … Continue reading The Silver Spitfire – Mission Complete!

Airshow Moments 2019 2 – North American Training Duo Little Gransden/Duxford

Following on from a disappointing (especially given the incredible summer we had) washout in 2018, it was great to see Little Gransden return with arguably the events best ever line up. There were some great warbird highlights without question, many of which have been covered on this site as part of other highlight posts/features so I … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 2 – North American Training Duo Little Gransden/Duxford