Fly Navy III – Old Warden 3rd June 2018

Now in its third year, the Shuttleworth Collection's collaborative event with Navy Wings is always awaited with anticipation. The first incarnation of this excellent event saw a rare combination of perfect weather and a complete selection of incredible performers and visiting acts. 2017 looked to build on that success but was hit with a series … Continue reading Fly Navy III – Old Warden 3rd June 2018

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 leapt¬†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

Museum Profile – Yorkshire Air Museum

This November saw my first visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum for a number of years. The collection of aircraft and artefacts gathered on this old Bomber Command airfield is extraordinary. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/30603175053/in/album-72157677304006626/ The standout exhibits have to be the wonderful Halifax ¬†and the de Havilland Mosquito, the latter of which was one of the main … Continue reading Museum Profile – Yorkshire Air Museum