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

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Flying Legends 2018

Always a centrepiece for the historic aviation scene,  Flying Legends manages to gather a collection of the finest warbirds and pilots from around the world for an unparalleled airshow experience year on year. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/44984674905/in/dateposted-public/ 2018 was one of the strongest years in recent memory, with plenty of debut displays, or welcome returns across the weekend. … Continue reading Flying Legends 2018

Airshow Moment 2017 – Flying Legends “Jokers”

The 2017 instalment of Flying Legends has already featured in this Advent series already, taking a look at the mammoth journey P-51B Berlin Express took to fly as part of the Horsemen team for the weekend. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36122305186/in/album-72157686765883725/ I wanted to shine the light on another standout moment from that weekend, the traditional "Joker" routine. The … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2017 – Flying Legends “Jokers”

UK Mosquitos Part 5 – TT.35 TA719

For many years now, the Imperial War Museum's Mosquito, TA719 has hung from the ceiling in the airspace hangar at Duxford, the aircraft is painted in distinvtive target towing colours. This offers a very different representation of the Mosquito both in scheme and display. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/39180020641/in/dateposted-public/ A number of the Mosquitos currently on display are TT.35 … Continue reading UK Mosquitos Part 5 – TT.35 TA719

Blenheim Project Arrives at Hawkinge

As I'm sure many readers will be aware, this week saw a rather special arrival at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge. After many years of searching for a Blenheim/Bollingbroke airframe, a key aircraft in the Battle of Britain story, an aircraft was finally found. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/38067650675/in/dateposted-public/ This project is set to be a … Continue reading Blenheim Project Arrives at Hawkinge