Learning the Legends – Flying the Curtiss P-40 “By the Book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Continuing on from the previous post based around the P-47 operations manual and how a new pilot would have been expected to approach that type. This post adds to the Curtiss series of this site with an insight into how a new pilot would approach the P-40. It should be noted that though this post … Continue reading Learning the Legends – Flying the Curtiss P-40 “By the Book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Aircraft Profile: de Havilland Canada Chipmunk

The de Havilland Canada Chipmunk is well loved by pilots and considered to be one of the finest flying machines every built. The original Chipmunk design is now over 70 years old, with the type first taking to the skies in May 1946. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45944034981/in/dateposted/ The Chipmunk was designed, developed and initially manufactured in Canada with … Continue reading Aircraft Profile: de Havilland Canada Chipmunk

The Curtiss Story Part 9 – Birth of the Underdog: the “Long Nose” P-40s

The P-36 design showed great potential in its early testing, but it quickly became apparent that the airframe was limited by the radial engine up front. The basic Hawk airframe was always designed with speed as a target, with the wing design having great development potential. This potential was tapped as part of the testing … Continue reading The Curtiss Story Part 9 – Birth of the Underdog: the “Long Nose” P-40s

Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

After a low-key event in 2017, 2018 saw Headcorn return as a contender on the display circuit with a busy flying programme across the weekend of 30th June and 1st July. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/32327960818/in/photostream/ Unsurprisingly, given the hosts of the event, the flying was largely made up of Aero Legends' machines. The company now boasts an ever … Continue reading Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow 2018