Shuttleworth Spies and Intrigue Evening Airshow 15th May 2021

Dramatic grey skies and the last rays of sunlight cover the airfield as a lone landing light turns on to final approach of a silent grass aerodrome before gently touching down. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/51181501317/in/dateposted/ It would be easy to take the above account as a report from those mysterious WW2 operations in occupied France, but it was … Continue reading Shuttleworth Spies and Intrigue Evening Airshow 15th May 2021

The Road out of “Warbird Lockdown” Summer 2020

As those of us in the South East head back into what is seemingly Lockdown 3 (or is Lockdown 2 still....) I noticed I'd never really shared many posts or photos from the transition out of Lockdown 1 back in June/July as we saw the world come back to life a little. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50740373531/in/dateposted/ Most of … Continue reading The Road out of “Warbird Lockdown” Summer 2020

The More Things Change….2020’s Moving Warbirds

One thing that didn't change, despite everything else that has been going around the world, is the ever-present movement of warbirds changing hands and locations around the world. Throughout the year there were various announcements as familiar favourites and some newly restored machines changed hands and moved to a new base, or even country. Whilst … Continue reading The More Things Change….2020’s Moving Warbirds

Waiting in the Wings – 2020’s Missing Favourites – The Fighters

Where do we start on this one? https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48301358271/in/album-72157709687428431/ Aside from those fighters that are able to "earn their keep" with flight experiences or other commitments, 2020 was a fairly quiet year. Plenty of two seat Sptifires/Mustangs and the Hurricane were kept very busy. There was also a handful of privately owned fighter that got plenty … Continue reading Waiting in the Wings – 2020’s Missing Favourites – The Fighters

Airshow Moments 2020 – Battle of Britain Sequence at Headcorn

The Aero Legends shows at Headcorn have built up a great reputation for putting on Duxford-like warbird set pieces over the last five years. 2020 could have easily been a far more subdued version of the formula but actually saw one of the most memorable routines. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50411511987/in/album-72157716228636186/ The Saturday and Sunday of the show saw … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2020 – Battle of Britain Sequence at Headcorn

Duxford and Mildenhall – 18th September 2020

As we come to the end of another national lockdown (for some at least), the relative freedom we all enjoyed across August and September seems a long time ago. I thought it would be a fitting start to this years series of Advent posts to share this account of a warm Friday in September. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50658090932/in/photostream/Continue reading Duxford and Mildenhall – 18th September 2020

Aero Legends Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow 2020

The 2020 airshow season has certainly been one like no other in a year that in general has been much the same. It is a strange and uncertain time and having some elements of normality have helped make getting through this difficult year easier. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50416371132/in/photostream/ So far this season we have enjoyed inventive events such … Continue reading Aero Legends Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow 2020