While it was a great treat to enjoy the handful of airshows and flying events that were able to take place in 2020, it also marked the first time for many years that certain aircraft remained on the ground for an entire summer. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36793296992/in/album-72157670415350230/ Understandably with the loss of potential income from a busy summer … Continue reading Waiting in the Wings – 2020’s missing favourites – The Bombers
A look at two special 'Legends visitors for this weeks instalment then. Previous posts have looked at visitors from the states and some Russian types that have performed at the show. This week it is the turn of two European machines. One was a one off visitor and the other attended many shows at Duxford … Continue reading Lockdown Legends Week 6 – European “B 17s”
Another week of lockdown passes and with it we approach another would be airshow weekend, at least in part. This weekend is (for those still able to tell the difference) set to be a long weekend, with the traditional early May Bank Holiday Monday moved to Friday. This is to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of … Continue reading Warbird Tails Looking Back – VE Day
Regular readers may have noticed a lack of posts in the past few weeks. With the main airshow season now over and done with I've still got a few major events to catch up on. Those reports will follow as soon as I have time to get through the photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48910553096/in/dateposted/ The past two weeks … Continue reading October Update – US Museums Preview
First attempted back in 2016, the Shuttleworth Collection announced ambitious plans to hold a Hawker Hurricane gathering at Old Warden in the summer of 2019. In the past few years, notably since 2017, the previously underrepresented fighter has seen great resurgence. There was a time where multiple Hurricane sequences were a real rarity but since … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant 2019 – Hurricane Gathering
Now an annual event with a growing reputation, the Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow returned on the 6th/7th July in 2019. Growing from the first evening event in 2015, the show has now established itself in this late June/early July slot and boasts and impressive collection of warbirds the likes of which rarely appear away … Continue reading Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
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?
Events up and down the country often come and go, some go and come back, some never really get going and a few are still sorely missed to this day. Wings and Things is certainly in the latter category. Held at Rob Davies farm strip at Woodchurch in Kent the show always offered a unique … Continue reading Ghosts Of Airshows Past 2 – Wings and Things – Woodchurch