Shuttleworth Collection Celebrates 100 Years of the RAF – Season Premiere 6th May 2018

The first Shuttleworth Collection airshow of 2018 took place on the 6th May and marked the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Weather conditions were absolutely perfect, with strong sunshine and hardly any wind throughout the afternoon. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/27283395147/in/dateposted-public/ The static display featured some gems to enjoy before the show, including the Bristol Scout replica, … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Celebrates 100 Years of the RAF – Season Premiere 6th May 2018

Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed

The name Brooklands is synonymous with British automotive history, being home to the first purpose built motor-racing circuit in the world. Another important part of the sites story is a rich history of aviation development design and testing. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/38781374084/in/dateposted-public/ Brooklands was one of the first cradles of aviation in the United Kingdom and would ultimately … Continue reading Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed

Airshow Moment 2017 – Sopwith Snipe’s UK Swansong

Having been heavily effected by high winds in 2016, the 2017 Shuttleworth Collection Edwardian Pageant was blessed with a bit more luck. A large number of the WW1 aeroplanes were able to fly alongside a number of family favourite acts. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36180080174/in/dateposted-public/ One of the WW1 displays will be fondly remembered by many in attendance. The … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2017 – Sopwith Snipe’s UK Swansong

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

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

Shuttleworth Collection Dawn Photoshoot – 19th March 2016

The past few years have seen a rise in the popularity of evening and night shoots across the aviation community, especially during the off-season. Following on from Shuttleworth's first venture into night-shoots back in October they offered the unique chance to catch the collection's aircraft in the early morning light and sunrise. Having never attended … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Dawn Photoshoot – 19th March 2016

Warbird People: Frederick Dudley Travers DFC WW1 Ace and Flying Boat Pioneer

As well as interviews with modern day pilots and engineers of these historic aircraft I also wanted to focus in on the people who flew these aircraft while still in service. Sadly of course in a number of cases the opportunity to interview is no longer available, but where possible I have tried to delve into … Continue reading Warbird People: Frederick Dudley Travers DFC WW1 Ace and Flying Boat Pioneer