Warbird People: Racing Revival – Ken Fern on the DH88 Comet Racer Project

In a workshop in the middle of England, a missing link in one of the great aviation racing stories is slowly coming back to life. Ken Fern has previously been involved in working on the construction of other vintage replicas in the past. More recent time has been spent on his current project, an ambitious … Continue reading Warbird People: Racing Revival – Ken Fern on the DH88 Comet Racer Project

Airshow Moment 2018 5 – Heritage Flights

A long established act in the United States, "Heritage" or "Legacy" flights see historic aircraft join their modern day counterpart for a sequence of formation passes before breaking up into solo displays. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45897698251/in/album-72157702137798501/ This idea of pairing past with present is certainly not unique to the US and there have been plenty of great RAF … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2018 5 – Heritage Flights

Airshow Moments 2018 1 – Anniversary Avros – Anson & Lancaster at Old Warden

As the year draws to a close it is time for a look back at a number of individual moments from airshows across the season that I feel deserve a more detailed report than the original event reviews allowed. This gives the chance to share more photographs from specific displays and expand on the significance … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2018 1 – Anniversary Avros – Anson & Lancaster at Old Warden

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