Continuing the odd definition of chronological order for this years event reports, here is a post on a show that is currently still going on. This years Goodwood Revival had a central aviation theme of RAF100. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/30697929548/in/dateposted-public/ It is no secret that over the past few years the flying displays have become less and less … Continue reading Goodwood Revival 2018
Following on from my previous post featuring my Dad's pictures from the activity at Headcorn in 1988 surrounding the production of the mini series "Piece of Cake", I thought another post might prove popular. I'll try to use a few different images and also try and bring the story up to date with some recent … Continue reading Another Piece of Cake – “Then and Now”
With no main feature for this weekend to post I thought I would share a few images from an enjoyable couple of hours spent at Duxford yesterday. You certainly wouldn't have thought it was only mid-February with the amount of aerial activity and lovely weather, without the breeze it could have even been quite warm! … Continue reading Springlike Duxford in February
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
The 2016 airshow season has finally arrived. It is certainly something that at times over the winter seemed anything but certain. I'll get something out the way before I get started on reviewing the day. Yes the display lines were changed and yes it was different to Old Warden shows prior to this season. Those … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere Airshow – 8th May 2016
The last major airshow of 2015 came with Duxford’s Battle of Britain anniversary show in late September. Saturday’s show was heavily affected by a road accident on the M11 early on in the flying program. With standstill traffic on the motorway and the attendance of the air ambulance, flying was heavily restricted to 1000 feet … Continue reading Duxford Battle of Britain Anniversary Airshow – 19th and 20th September 2015
This year has been a busy one for Headcorn, with a fully blown airshow taking place earlier in July and the Southern Model show coming up in September. August is the traditional slot for the airfield's big weekend event, Combined Ops. This show is primarily a military vehicle show, but it has played host to … Continue reading Headcorn Combined Ops – 15th August 2015
An excellent debut show at one of my favourite airfields in the country, a great day culminating with a wonderful fighter tailchase in the setting sun! Full report will be with you by the weekend but for now please enjoy and share some of my pictures from the day.