With April's theme being the heavier types that don't often get featured as part of Warbird Tails, I felt that for Bank Holiday Monday a round-up of UK based aircraft from this corner of preservation was long overdue. I've limited this post to "live" (taxi/engine run condition included) examples and only up the end of … Continue reading UK Transports and Bombers: Where are We Now?
Following on from my initial post last week taking a look at UK based Hurricanes this week attention turns to the other examples flying in Europe, Canada and the United States. AG244/G-CBOE - Germany Returning to the air in 2015, G-CBOE is one of the most recent aircraft to join the airworthy ranks. In a … Continue reading Hawker Hurricane Airworthy Survivors Part 2 – Rest of the World
Following the special post earlier this week taking a look behind the curtain at Hawker Restorations, a company responsible for the return to flight of most of the Hurricanes currently flying in the world, I wanted to update my record of airworthy Hurricanes. For the majority of this post I have focused on the aircraft … Continue reading Hawker Hurricane Airworthy Survivors Part 1 – UK
Following on from my recent post featuring the ongoing development of the forerunner to the Hawker Hurricane. I wanted to feature the airworthy surviving Hawker biplanes that we are lucky enough to have as part of the airshow circuit here in the UK. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36089099345/in/dateposted-public/ Hawker Fury K5674/G-CBZP https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37713187196/in/dateposted-public/ The quite literal shining light of the … Continue reading Hawker Biplane Family Part 2 – Airworthy Survivors
The previous posting in this series looked at the flying Merlin powered examples of the Spitfire in North America. This post will be slightly shorter and will look at the examples flying with a Griffon engine. Mk XIVs North America is home to three examples of the Mk XIV, the first mass produced Spitfire to … Continue reading Airworthy Spitfires of North America: Part 2
Following on from the UK Spitfires series, I felt I really should post a round up of the other Spitfires flying in the world, for completions sake. Once again I underestimated the figures somewhat and I am now faced with the prospect of another 27 to profile. As a result this series will also be … Continue reading Airworthy Spitfires of North America: Part 1