I've already put my thoughts up here about the Vulcan's final season, but the final display at Shuttleworth in October certainly makes for another photo post.
The final two moments of 2015 come from the Shuttleworth Uncovered show in October. This show saw a huge number of highlights, but arguably the most exciting was another addition to the UK WW1 aviation scene. The Bristol Scout replica made its first public flying appearance with Dodge Bailey at the controls. The Scout looked … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #19 – Bristol Scout Debut
Every now and again an airshow can deliver a moment so powerful that it has every chance of entering airshow folklore, the Duxford Battle of Britain tribute this year was without a doubt one of those occasions. The show was brought to a fitting close each day with a mass formation of 17 Spitfires (15 … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #18 – Duxford’s Spitfire Spectacular
While not strictly an airshow, the event held on the 15th September at Goodwood was an undoubted highlight of the airshow season. Those in attendance saw over 30 World War 2 aircraft take to the skies including 6 Hurricanes and the Bristol Blenheim. I will be putting up a full post on this wonderful event … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #17 – Goodwood Battle of Britain Day
Amongst the excitement and fanfare of a number of new aircraft on the season, along with old favourites leaving the skies, this year also saw the return of an old favourite. Peter Teichman's P-40M "LuLu Belle" returned to the display circuit for the first time since 2013. It was a welcome sight to see the … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #16 – LuLu Belle’s Return
This year saw the first full season in a number of years from a Mig 15 in the UK skies. This example came from the Norwegian Air Force Historic Squadron and displayed at a number of events, notably at Eastbourne and Dunsfold. It was great to see this piece of Russian hardware on display in … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #15 – Norway’s Classic Jets
The 18th August 2015 marked the 75th Anniversary of the hardest day, in which the pilots of the Battle of Britain saw one of their biggest challenges. This event was marked with a mass flypast of Spitfires and Hurricanes departing Biggin for sectioned flypasts around the country.
The Best of British show at Shuttleworth in July this year was a real shining light of the airshow season. There were countless memorable set pieces and visitors but the undoubted had to have been the great war finale. This saw all of the collection's First World War aircraft take to the skies in the … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #13 – WW1 Heaven in Bedfordshire
With such a diverse and impressive collection of displays taking place this year, including a number of memorable debuts there are only select acts which warrant more than one post in this series. A certain Delta Bomber is one, as there have been countless unique moments in its final season and the de Havilland Comet … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #12 – de Havilland Delight
Another new restoration which made it's debut appearance at Flying Legends 2015 was Seafire III PP972. This aircraft is the only flying example of a Merlin powered variant of the carrier born Spitfire. Rolled out in early 2015 this aircraft performed at select events in 2015 in the hands of Richard Grace and Dave Puleston. … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #11 – Splendid Seafire