Shuttleworth Spies and Intrigue Evening Airshow 15th May 2021

Dramatic grey skies and the last rays of sunlight cover the airfield as a lone landing light turns on to final approach of a silent grass aerodrome before gently touching down. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/51181501317/in/dateposted/ It would be easy to take the above account as a report from those mysterious WW2 operations in occupied France, but it was … Continue reading Shuttleworth Spies and Intrigue Evening Airshow 15th May 2021

Gloster F.5/34 – What Might Have Been

As well as the long running Curtiss series which has formed much of the recent Warbird Tails reflection, I also wanted to focus in on a number of unsung types that narrowly missed their chance to have time to shine and enter production. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34660976833/in/dateposted-public/ I previosuly took a look at the XF5F Skyrocket, the aerial … Continue reading Gloster F.5/34 – What Might Have Been

Aircraft Profile – The Shuttleworth Collection’s Gladiator

Britain’s aviation industry in 1934 largely had the same core concepts as it did during the First World War. Its main line of defence was still the open cockpit biplane, not yet having made the switch to sleek monoplanes that were starting to be developed elsewhere. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/27899167084/in/album-72157670415350230/ The Gloster aircraft company made a slight change … Continue reading Aircraft Profile – The Shuttleworth Collection’s Gladiator