Warbird People: Ace Maker Airshows – Displaying the Lockheed T-33 across the United States

Following on from the previous 2018/19 Warbird People posts which has taken a look at pioneer/WW1 aircraft and 1930s racers, this post brings things a little more up to date. That is of course, in relative terms. In a time when classic jets seem to be in something of a lull in UK skies I … Continue reading Warbird People: Ace Maker Airshows – Displaying the Lockheed T-33 across the United States

Gloster Meteor NF11 G-LOSM/WM167 Final Flight – Bruntingthorpe 5th January 2019

I certainly wasn't expecting the first aviation outing of 2019 to feature one of the rarest airworthy jets in the world. While the sight of a flying Gloster Meteor in the traditionally quiet early January was a welcome treat, it was most definitely bittersweet in that it would mark the final touchdown of a UK … Continue reading Gloster Meteor NF11 G-LOSM/WM167 Final Flight – Bruntingthorpe 5th January 2019

Airshow Moment 2018 10 -Schlepp Debut

For the final 2018 airshow moment (for now) I wanted to go back to the Duxford Air Festival in May which saw the modern debt for a fascinating and unique design. The F+W C-3605, commonly known as the "Schlepp". https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/41980555010/in/album-72157696543458112/ This ungainly looking design is a development of an original 1940s era aircraft, which was … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2018 10 -Schlepp Debut

Airshow Moment 2018 9 – RAF100 Flypast

Though not strictly an airshow itself, any retrospective of the 2018 season would not be complete without a reminder of the impressive collection of air power put together over London back in July, to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/29817568198/in/album-72157671659061888/ The flypast itself saw over 100 individual aircraft take part ranging from the … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2018 9 – RAF100 Flypast