Airshow Moments 2019 12 – Hawker Fury OO-ISS

One airshow moment left over from last years Advent posts is another sequence from the excellent Air Legend show at Melun. You can read plenty about the whole show in my report on this site but for this post I wanted to focus on one specific aircraft. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48963581696/in/album-72157711509919963/ Ever since falling in love with the … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 12 – Hawker Fury OO-ISS

Airshow Moments 2019 9 – Fury trio Duxford September

The UK Airshow circuit has been lucky to enjoy a number of Hawker Fury/Sea Furys over the years but rarely have any significant numbers been on the circuit at the same time. The past few seasons have seen Anglia Aircraft Restorations Fury II, Shaun Patrick's R2800 powered T20 and Navy Wings' Centaurus powered T20. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49078855551/in/album-72157711818073412/Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 9 – Fury trio Duxford September

Airshow Moments 2019 3 – Hurricane Gathering at Old Warden

Large scale Spitfire gatherings have now become at least an annual affair at Duxford each September and as impressive as that will always be, it does get a little less special the more such an event is repeated. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48501421226/in/album-72157710212544041/ Similar gatherings of the airworthy Hurricane population are far rarer though, with four ships having been … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 3 – Hurricane Gathering at Old Warden

Warbird People: A Hurricane Built For Two? Hawker Restorations Update

Following on from the resounding successful launch by numerous operators of two seat Spitfire flights, along with the exciting prospect of a two seat Buchon in 2018, it is unsurprising that talk of a two seat Hurricane has started to crop up. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/38572374062/in/album-72157688820126531/ Back in October I visited Hawker Restorations who confirmed at that time … Continue reading Warbird People: A Hurricane Built For Two? Hawker Restorations Update

Airshow Moments – Hurricane Magic

November was an unofficial Hurricane month on Warbird Tails, with a number of posts featuring the Hawker fighter as a central theme. The 2017 airshow season will certainly be remembered as a "Hurricane Summer" too. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37887693384/in/dateposted-public/ With the return to the air and arrival at Old Warden of P3717 in May we were able to … Continue reading Airshow Moments – Hurricane Magic

Hawker Biplane Family Part 2 – Airworthy Survivors

Following on from my recent post featuring the ongoing development of the forerunner to the Hawker Hurricane. I wanted to feature the airworthy surviving Hawker biplanes that we are lucky enough to have as part of the airshow circuit here in the UK. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36089099345/in/dateposted-public/ Hawker Fury K5674/G-CBZP https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37713187196/in/dateposted-public/ The quite literal shining light of the … Continue reading Hawker Biplane Family Part 2 – Airworthy Survivors

1930s Silver Wings: The Hawker Biplane Family

Long before the iconic Hurricane leaptĀ into the air at Brooklands in the hands of George Bulman in November 1935, the foundations of an iconic fighter had already been laid. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/28098940806/in/dateposted-public/ Before delving into the fascinating history of these elegant machines, I first wanted to introduce the story of the famous man behind this and countless … Continue reading 1930s Silver Wings: The Hawker Biplane Family

Shuttleworth Collection Wings & Wheels show 2016

Taking over the traditional early September slot from the Shuttleworth Pageant (I hope this tradition of getting all the collection's airworthy aircraft in the sky returns in 2017) was the Wings and Wheels show. This theme saw extended vehicle displays taking place ahead of the flying allowing collection and visiting vehicles to perform. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/30252857031/in/dateposted-public/ Flying-wise … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Wings & Wheels show 2016