A slight change to the Warbird Tails advent schedule today to make the historic event earlier on today which saw the "Silver Spitfire" MJ271/G-IRTY land back at Goodwood having flown around the world after the past few months. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48154024012/in/album-72157709319106207/ The aircraft and its PC12 support ship, together with three pilots have flown over large ocean … Continue reading The Silver Spitfire – Mission Complete!
Over the past three years, the Imperial War Museum has gone through a number of notable changes in relation to their own flying displays. The May show has gone from a changing "themed" event to a new rebranded "Air Festival" format. The September show now seems to have the permanent Battle of Britain theme, generally … Continue reading Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
A short post today, with some photographs from the proceedings at North Weald and Duxford as part of the Remembrance activities - Lest We Forget. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49044806346/in/photostream/ Aero Legends put together an impressive formation consisting of their two Spitfire IXs, TD314 and NH341 flanking their C-47 Dakota "Drag em 'Oot". NH421 and the "Dak" are both … Continue reading 10.11.19 – Remembrance Sunday
Leaden skies, wrapped up warm in October, walking along the Duxford crowd line as a trio of Spitfire XIV, Bearcat and Corsair catch each other and join formation to the North of the A505. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49006325168/in/dateposted/ Happy memories of the October airshows you are surely thinking! You'd be forgiven for thinking that the above was a … Continue reading Duxford October Showcase Day – 20th October 2019
Just a few months on from my last warbird chasing trip to the continent for the now annual pilgrimage to La Ferté-Alais, it was time to return to France to take in a newcomer on the airshow scene. Located only around 30 minutes to the east of La Ferté (I even stayed in the same … Continue reading Air Legend 2019 – Melun Villaroche
Always a high point for many aviation enthusiasts both in the UK and around the world, Flying Legends always comes round to slowly and passes too quick but never fails to make great memories! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48301493122/in/album-72157709687428431/ This years' display could have been argued as being a lighter line up than recent years. While numerically this may … Continue reading Flying Legends 2019
Long-established in the collection calendar and unique as a regular event in the UK, the Shuttleworth Collection evening airshows offer a chance to enjoy rare aircraft in a relaxed format with fading light. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48587101106/in/dateposted/ 2019 has been a bumper year for the evening shows with a return from visiting types in the line ups after … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Evening Shows 2019
This weekend saw this site pass through the 400th post mark. I've enjoyed putting together each and every post on this page, together with the experiences that helped create them. I am also very grateful for you, the readers, who take the time to not only read these posts, but on many occasions comment, like … Continue reading Tell Your Warbird Stories!
First attempted back in 2016, the Shuttleworth Collection announced ambitious plans to hold a Hawker Hurricane gathering at Old Warden in the summer of 2019. In the past few years, notably since 2017, the previously underrepresented fighter has seen great resurgence. There was a time where multiple Hurricane sequences were a real rarity but since … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant 2019 – Hurricane Gathering
What else is there to do on the hottest day of the year besides take a trip up to Duxford? Having not made the pilgrimage for a month or so it certainly felt like perfect weather to hopefully catch some warbird action. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48154024012/in/dateposted/ I certainly wasn't disappointed as before I was even out the car … Continue reading Silver Spitfire Saturday