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

VE Day 70

Today marks the 70th anniversary of a day that many must have thought would never come, the end of the Second World War in Europe. There are of course many aviation events planned to commemorate this important anniversary, none more impressive than the “Arsenal Of Democracy” flypast taking place over Washington DC today, which features … Continue reading VE Day 70

First World War In the Air – RAF Museum – Exhibit Histories

Last week I posted my thoughts on the new First World War exhibition at the RAF Museum's Hendon site, this post looks at the history of the aircraft included in the display. Bleriot XXVII - "433":  This aircrafts history until around 1965 is not known, though it is highly likley that the aircraft was built … Continue reading First World War In the Air – RAF Museum – Exhibit Histories