Shuttleworth Collection Engineering Open Workshop 2017

Occupying that ever-confusing time period between Christmas and New Year, the Shuttleworth Collection Open Workshop has now become a welcome traditional part of the Christmas break. The event offers the public a chance to take an unrestricted look at a number of the collection's aircraft and to speak with those who rebuild, maintain and fly … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Engineering Open Workshop 2017

Airshow Moment 2017 – Flying Legends “Jokers”

The 2017 instalment of Flying Legends has already featured in this Advent series already, taking a look at the mammoth journey P-51B Berlin Express took to fly as part of the Horsemen team for the weekend. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36122305186/in/album-72157686765883725/ I wanted to shine the light on another standout moment from that weekend, the traditional "Joker" routine. The … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2017 – Flying Legends “Jokers”

Airshow Moments 2017 – BBMF Thompson Formation

This past season was both special and challenging for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This July saw the completion of the Lancaster's major overhaul at Duxford which resulted in the aircraft emerging in a new colour scheme having had significant maintenance completed. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37103623191/in/album-72157685212317352/ The return of the Lancaster meant that the BBMF were able … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2017 – BBMF Thompson Formation

Goodwood Revival 2017

While primarily a motorsport event, the incredible transformation and step back in time that is Goodwood Revival also includes a great deal of aviation content. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37137701535/in/dateposted-public/ Now a key part of any Revival year, The Freddie March Spirit of Aviation, celebrated its 10th year in 2017. This concourse competition has seen a wide range of … Continue reading Goodwood Revival 2017

Gloster F.5/34 – What Might Have Been

As well as the long running Curtiss series which has formed much of the recent Warbird Tails reflection, I also wanted to focus in on a number of unsung types that narrowly missed their chance to have time to shine and enter production. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34660976833/in/dateposted-public/ I previosuly took a look at the XF5F Skyrocket, the aerial … Continue reading Gloster F.5/34 – What Might Have Been