Airshow Moment 2018 9 – RAF100 Flypast

Though not strictly an airshow itself, any retrospective of the 2018 season would not be complete without a reminder of the impressive collection of air power put together over London back in July, to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/29817568198/in/album-72157671659061888/ The flypast itself saw over 100 individual aircraft take part ranging from the … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2018 9 – RAF100 Flypast

Aircraft Profile: de Havilland Canada Chipmunk

The de Havilland Canada Chipmunk is well loved by pilots and considered to be one of the finest flying machines every built. The original Chipmunk design is now over 70 years old, with the type first taking to the skies in May 1946. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45944034981/in/dateposted/ The Chipmunk was designed, developed and initially manufactured in Canada with … Continue reading Aircraft Profile: de Havilland Canada Chipmunk

Airshow Moments 2017 – BBMF Thompson Formation

This past season was both special and challenging for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This July saw the completion of the Lancaster's major overhaul at Duxford which resulted in the aircraft emerging in a new colour scheme having had significant maintenance completed. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37103623191/in/album-72157685212317352/ The return of the Lancaster meant that the BBMF were able … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2017 – BBMF Thompson Formation

Duxford Battle of Britain Anniversary Airshow – 19th and 20th September 2015

The last major airshow of 2015 came with Duxford’s Battle of Britain anniversary show in late September. Saturday’s show was heavily affected by a road accident on the M11 early on in the flying program. With standstill traffic on the motorway and the attendance of the air ambulance, flying was heavily restricted to 1000 feet … Continue reading Duxford Battle of Britain Anniversary Airshow – 19th and 20th September 2015

VE Day 70

Today marks the 70th anniversary of a day that many must have thought would never come, the end of the Second World War in Europe. There are of course many aviation events planned to commemorate this important anniversary, none more impressive than the “Arsenal Of Democracy” flypast taking place over Washington DC today, which features … Continue reading VE Day 70