Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

After a low-key event in 2017, 2018 saw Headcorn return as a contender on the display circuit with a busy flying programme across the weekend of 30th June and 1st July. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/32327960818/in/photostream/ Unsurprisingly, given the hosts of the event, the flying was largely made up of Aero Legends' machines. The company now boasts an ever … Continue reading Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow 2018

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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 2017 – BBMF Thompson Formation

This past season was both special and challenging for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This July saw the completion of the Lancaster's major overhaul at Duxford which resulted in the aircraft emerging in a new colour scheme having had significant maintenance completed. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37103623191/in/album-72157685212317352/ The return of the Lancaster meant that the BBMF were able … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2017 – BBMF Thompson Formation

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