Airshow Moments 2020 – Duxford Radial Formation

The October showcase day at Duxford provided one last chance for enthusiasts to enjoy some flying in a year that had certainly been like no other. This gave another chance to enjoy a few of the lesser seen Duxford types. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50665363053/in/album-72157717113132627/ Though a long-time Duxford resident, the NA64 Yale made no public appearances until the … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2020 – Duxford Radial Formation

Duxford and Mildenhall – 18th September 2020

As we come to the end of another national lockdown (for some at least), the relative freedom we all enjoyed across August and September seems a long time ago. I thought it would be a fitting start to this years series of Advent posts to share this account of a warm Friday in September. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50658090932/in/photostream/Continue reading Duxford and Mildenhall – 18th September 2020

Airshow Moments 2019 2 – North American Training Duo Little Gransden/Duxford

Following on from a disappointing (especially given the incredible summer we had) washout in 2018, it was great to see Little Gransden return with arguably the events best ever line up.┬áThere were some great warbird highlights without question, many of which have been covered on this site as part of other highlight posts/features so I … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 2 – North American Training Duo Little Gransden/Duxford

10.11.19 – Remembrance Sunday

A short post today, with some photographs from the proceedings at North Weald and Duxford as part of the Remembrance activities - Lest We Forget. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49044806346/in/photostream/ Aero Legends put together an impressive formation consisting of their two Spitfire IXs, TD314 and NH341 flanking their C-47 Dakota "Drag em 'Oot". NH421 and the "Dak" are both … Continue reading 10.11.19 – Remembrance Sunday

Duxford October Showcase Day – 20th October 2019

Leaden skies, wrapped up warm in October, walking along the Duxford crowd line as a trio of Spitfire XIV, Bearcat and Corsair catch each other and join formation to the North of the A505. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49006325168/in/dateposted/ Happy memories of the October airshows you are surely thinking! You'd be forgiven for thinking that the above was a … Continue reading Duxford October Showcase Day – 20th October 2019

Aero Engines of History Part 3: 1920-1936 The Interwar Years

Following on from my previous post looking at WW1 Aero Engines, attention now turns to some of those units used to power the interwar aircraft. These interwar power plants helped aviation design make the transition from the fragile biplane fighters of World War One, right through to the legendary Schneider racers. Armstrong Siddeley LYNX - … Continue reading Aero Engines of History Part 3: 1920-1936 The Interwar Years