79 Years Young: The Hawker Hurricane UK Survivors

This weeks Warbird Stories features the unsung hero of the Battle Of Britain: The Hawker Hurricane: Tomorrow marks 79 years since the prototype Hurricane, K5083 first flew from Brooklands airfield in Surrey. Building on the success of the Fury line of Hawker bi-planes, featuring similar steel tube construction with fabric covering. It used the now … Continue reading 79 Years Young: The Hawker Hurricane UK Survivors

de Havilland Dreams Part 3 – The Sting In The Tail

I conclude this de Havilland series with the one de Havilland twin that I heard about before all the others. “…Sheer exhilarating joy. The Excess power was such that maneuvering felt more like being in a zooming rocket than an aeroplane.” "I have flown aircraft with better individual points...but for getting everything together in near … Continue reading de Havilland Dreams Part 3 – The Sting In The Tail

Mid Atlantic Air Museum: Reading World War Two Weekend June 6th-8th 2014

Another story from my American trip earlier this year: this time from Pennsylvania. On the weekend of the 6th/7th/8th of June the Reading based Mid Atlantic Air Museum hosted their Second World War weekend and airshow. With Friday billed as a practice and pleasure flight day and Saturday and Sunday full shows, the event provided … Continue reading Mid Atlantic Air Museum: Reading World War Two Weekend June 6th-8th 2014