Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant 2019 – Hurricane Gathering

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

Warbird History: A Shared Experience

As the New Year approaches, it's almost impossible to avoid getting a little nostalgic for years gone by. Whether that be family, friends or passions in life, special days from the past will always come to the fore again. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45897699191/in/album-72157702137798501/Over the last few years since starting this website I've learnt to not take anything in this … Continue reading Warbird History: A Shared Experience

Learning the Legends – Flying the P-47 “by the book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Something a little different that I wanted to include over this winter was a series of posts on some iconic warbirds featuring excerpts from the training manuals and videos of the period. The idea is to give both myself and readers and insight into what it was like to learn to fly these impressive machines … Continue reading Learning the Legends – Flying the P-47 “by the book” – WW2 Pilots Notes Review

Welcome Back, Old Friend – G-THUN Returns

2018 is already proving to be an incredibly exciting year for the UK airshow scene and in particular the warbird sector. We have already seen two Buchons return to the skies in the last couple of months alongside two Spitfires making welcome returns to the UK skies (more on which later). https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/40649173280/in/dateposted-public/ The last year … Continue reading Welcome Back, Old Friend – G-THUN Returns