Warbird Tails Looking Back – Duxford Air Festival

As we near the last week of May (hard to believe we are already here!) it's time for another look back at airshow seasons from the past. This weekend would have marked the 2020 edition of the Duxford Air Festival. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35430854156/in/dateposted/ May airshows at Duxford have been an early season fixture for decades now, originally … Continue reading Warbird Tails Looking Back – Duxford Air Festival

Lockdown Legends Week 4 – Thunderbolt G-THUN

In the first few weeks of this series I focused on particular routines or roles in the Flying Legends displays over the years and how they have evolved and change over the shows 20 plus year history. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49817100097/in/dateposted/ Today I wanted to focus on one airframe that has been hugley important not only to Flying … Continue reading Lockdown Legends Week 4 – Thunderbolt G-THUN

Airshow Moments 2019 10 – Ultimate Fighters Debut

This years Flying Legends brought a number of season highlight but it was the mid-point of the show that brought the real high point for many and an act thoroughly deserving of an airshow moments post, Ultimate Fighters. Since the announcement and associated trailer went live early in the year, there had been high anticipation … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 10 – Ultimate Fighters Debut

Airshow Moments 2019 1 – “White 9” and “Nellie B” Duo over Germany

If I had to pick two favourite warbirds of recent years, I'd be pretty sure that Buchon "White 9" and P-47 Thunderbolt "Nellie B" would come out on top. They both represent great examples of their types and under the care of Air Leasing are always flown in incredible style. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48755176783/in/album-72157710902250778/ 2019 saw both aircraft … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2019 1 – “White 9” and “Nellie B” Duo over Germany

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