Warbird People – Alex Jameison: Learning to Fly the Old Rhinebeck Collection

In aviation circles, there are a number of airfields and collections around the world that capture the imagination and become almost mythical as part of aviation folklore. Old Rhinebeck is most certainly amongst those legends, especially for those with an interest in those early years of aviation right through until the 1930s. Delicately nestled between … Continue reading Warbird People – Alex Jameison: Learning to Fly the Old Rhinebeck Collection

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Armistice 100 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Arrival

Once again, the WW1 enthusiasts heaven, hangar 1 at Old Warden, is home to one of the most elegant designs to ever take to the skies. Arriving fresh from the workshop of the Vintage Aviator Ltd (TVAL) in New Zealand, is another exquisite recreation of an Albatros D.Va. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45020432504/in/album-72157703138986334/ This example, set to be registered … Continue reading Armistice 100 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Arrival

Airshow Moments 2016 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust

The WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust have brought some wonderful recreation WW1 aircraft to the UK over the past few years. 2016 saw their the first season of regular display flying at their home base of Stow Maries. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/28483303536/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/28515035065/in/dateposted-public/ I attended a number of events at Stow this year and was treated to many memorable … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2016 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust

Photo Post: Shuttleworth Collection Best of British Evening Airshow 18th July 2015

Shuttleworth are certainly having a golden year this season, with very well selected visiting aircraft and themes. This weekend's evening show may have been named Best of British, but it could have just as easily been the "Best of Shuttleworth". I'll be posting a full review of the show later in the week, but these … Continue reading Photo Post: Shuttleworth Collection Best of British Evening Airshow 18th July 2015

Sopwith’s First World War – Part 5: The Camel Part 1 – The Legend

“Its tricks took some learning……it really had people frightened.” - Arthur Cobby At last this Sopwith story reaches the crucial stage, where Sopwith went from being just one of a number of aircraft manufacturers, to being the one name everyone associates with the conflict. This time we take a look at the “Spitfire of the … Continue reading Sopwith’s First World War – Part 5: The Camel Part 1 – The Legend