While the off season, in terms of flying seems to be shrinking each year, the first proper day of every airshow season is always a welcome time, even more so if the weather plays ball. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/47790306451/in/photostream/ While it may not have been up to the standards of the previous bank holiday weekend, but the weather … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere – Old Warden 5th May 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?
I recently took a look around the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire, home to Avro Lancaster "Just Jane" and D-Day veteran Douglas C-47 "Drag Em Oot". "Jane" or NX611 to give her full title, is undoubtedly the star of the museum, being the second live Lancaster in the UK she regularly performing … Continue reading Museum Photo Post: Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre – East Kirkby
For this weeks Airshow Moment, I follow the season through to the first Duxford show of the year and their D-Day Celebrations. More specifically, the impressive gathering of C-47 Skytrains/Dakotas: If there is one thing Duxford can do well, it is World War 2 displays, being home to the one of the biggest collections of … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2014 – Dakota Gathering: Duxford 24-25th May