After a number of years on the wish list, this December finally saw the chance to pay a visit to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar for one of their hangar tours. Over the past few years what started as Peter Monk's Spitfire IX TA805 (The Kent Spitfire) moving between hangars at Biggin Hill has evolved … Continue reading Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Tour
A quick photo post for today's advent entry taking a look at another new conservation project being undertaken by the Imperial War Museum. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/31578945605/in/dateposted-public/ After years of being kept outside and being moved in and out of the conservation area of Airspace the museum's Victor has finally been moved into Hangar 5 as part of … Continue reading Duxford Victor Restoration Begins
“Why would someone want to do anything else?” It’s a good question. This was Tom “TK” Kurtz's response to me asking if given the chance to do it all again, he’d end up in the same job he has now, and who could blame him? For those that don’t know Tom is the General Manger … Continue reading Warbird People: Tom “TK” Kurtz III – General Manager: The Fighter Factory
A month ago today the historic aircraft and airshow scene in the world saw the important return of a much-missed type. Bristol Blenheim/Bolingbroke Mk1 G-BPIV made its first flight following an 11-year restoration project. The aircraft suffered an unfortunate landing accident in 2003, having been a core part of the airshow scene since 1993, since … Continue reading The Blenheim’s Back!