This weekend saw this site pass through the 400th post mark. I've enjoyed putting together each and every post on this page, together with the experiences that helped create them. I am also very grateful for you, the readers, who take the time to not only read these posts, but on many occasions comment, like … Continue reading Tell Your Warbird Stories!
Now in its third year, the Shuttleworth Collection's collaborative event with Navy Wings is always awaited with anticipation. The first incarnation of this excellent event saw a rare combination of perfect weather and a complete selection of incredible performers and visiting acts. 2017 looked to build on that success but was hit with a series … Continue reading Fly Navy III – Old Warden 3rd June 2018
Occupying that ever-confusing time period between Christmas and New Year, the Shuttleworth Collection Open Workshop has now become a welcome traditional part of the Christmas break. The event offers the public a chance to take an unrestricted look at a number of the collection's aircraft and to speak with those who rebuild, maintain and fly … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Engineering Open Workshop 2017
The past few years have seen a rise in the popularity of evening and night shoots across the aviation community, especially during the off-season. Following on from Shuttleworth's first venture into night-shoots back in October they offered the unique chance to catch the collection's aircraft in the early morning light and sunrise. Having never attended … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Dawn Photoshoot – 19th March 2016
Rounding off my 2015 coverage of the Shuttleworth Collection shows a little out of sequence is the September “Shuttleworth Pageant” show. The premise of this show is simple, the collection aim to get as many of their airworthy aircraft in the air as possible. I’ll start by getting the disappointment of the day out of … Continue reading The Shuttleworth Pageant Airshow – 7th September 2015
Last week I posted my thoughts on the new First World War exhibition at the RAF Museum's Hendon site, this post looks at the history of the aircraft included in the display. Bleriot XXVII - "433": This aircrafts history until around 1965 is not known, though it is highly likley that the aircraft was built … Continue reading First World War In the Air – RAF Museum – Exhibit Histories