It is well known by many that 118 years ago today powered flight was achieved for the first time by the Wright Brothers with their iconic Wright Flyer (pictured below at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC in 2019. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49217367931/in/album-72157712199008938/ Over time it seems that this date was also popular with aircraft … Continue reading 17th December – An Iconic Date
As one of the few airshows to go ahead in 2020 it shouldn't come as a surprise that yet another airshow moment this year comes from Headcorn. I'll try to resist mentioning the horrendous weather as much in this one! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50410660358/in/album-72157716228636186/ 2019 was, amongst other things very much the year of the Dakota. The D-Day … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2020 – Tailchasing “Daks” over Kent
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?