Warbird Tails Looking Back – Duxford Air Festival

As we near the last week of May (hard to believe we are already here!) it's time for another look back at airshow seasons from the past. This weekend would have marked the 2020 edition of the Duxford Air Festival. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35430854156/in/dateposted/ May airshows at Duxford have been an early season fixture for decades now, originally … Continue reading Warbird Tails Looking Back – Duxford Air Festival

Lockdown Legends Week 7 – Horsemen

A 'Legends retrospective series would be incomplete without a small tribute to the Horsemen. Now a legendary name in the airshow world themselves the Horsemen team specialise in close formation aerobatics. Starting as a two ship display in the mid 1990s, in more recent years the team regularly display in three aircraft. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45265210064/in/album-72157673758154607/ The team … Continue reading Lockdown Legends Week 7 – Horsemen

Lockdown Legends Week 5 – Eastern Visitors

Another common thread that has been present at many Flying Legends shows over the years has been representation for Russian types. While only one of those visitors actually made the journey from Russia itself, the majority have been visitors from overseas and as such well worth a post in themselves. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49845557221/in/dateposted/ Yaks of some kind … Continue reading Lockdown Legends Week 5 – Eastern Visitors

Lockdown Legends Week 4 – Thunderbolt G-THUN

In the first few weeks of this series I focused on particular routines or roles in the Flying Legends displays over the years and how they have evolved and change over the shows 20 plus year history. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49817100097/in/dateposted/ Today I wanted to focus on one airframe that has been hugley important not only to Flying … Continue reading Lockdown Legends Week 4 – Thunderbolt G-THUN

Airshow Moments 2019 11 – Duxford Mustang Gathering September Show

Not so long ago the sight of three or more Mustangs in the air over a UK airshow was not uncommon. Recent years have seen the UK population wildly fluctuate, at points reduced to just two examples regularly participating in airshows. It seems that the rise of the Hurricane and Buchon has outbalanced the American … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 11 – Duxford Mustang Gathering September Show