I've already put my thoughts up here about the Vulcan's final season, but the final display at Shuttleworth in October certainly makes for another photo post.
A whimper, not a bang, that would seem to be the final entry in the incredible story that has been XH558's career as a civilian display act, no farewell party for the masses on this occasion though, like other fond farewells have presented. The prospect announced late last night, of a 15 minute flight which … Continue reading XH558 Farewell – The End of an Era
The early autumn sun casts an atmospheric glow across the English countryside as the 50hp Gnome rotary engine gently encourages the Blackburn Type D monoplane in elegant turns around the airfield. Time seems to stand still whenever this beautiful piece of history takes to the skies and the October 2015 show at Old Warden was … Continue reading Shuttleworth Uncovered – 4th October 2015
Ahead of a full report, I wanted to share some of my pictures from an excellent afternoon in the Autumnal sun at Old Warden.
Dunsfold is always an interesting show, year on year it delivers great variety and often a number of one-off formations. Being set on the last weekend of August the show often follows a very busy month for shows and could find itself at a stage where many have started to show fatigue from a busy year. … Continue reading Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2015 – 29th August
This year has been a busy one for Headcorn, with a fully blown airshow taking place earlier in July and the Southern Model show coming up in September. August is the traditional slot for the airfield's big weekend event, Combined Ops. This show is primarily a military vehicle show, but it has played host to … Continue reading Headcorn Combined Ops – 15th August 2015
Vulcan effect or Blenheim effect? That was the question on Sunday 5th July.... The Shuttleworth “Pageant” shows are always flagship events for the collection, this years Military Pageant was no exception. With WW1 as a central theme the airfield looked the part with many Great War vehicles and re-enactors moving around the airfield, this was … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant – 5th July 2015
Cockpit-Fest at Newark always seems to have passed me by over the years. I’ve been aware of it and always looked on at photo reports from previous events with interest, but the dates have never quite lined up in terms of getting up to Newark at the right time. Luckily that changed this year and … Continue reading Cockpit-Fest: Newark Air Museum – 14th June 2015
A few quick shots of a great afternoon at Duxford today, largely went to see the Vulcan performing a flypast as the part of the "V Force Tour" which has been taking place all over the country this weekend. The Vulcan arrived shortly after two o'clock, performing a couple of flypasts as well as an … Continue reading Duxford – V-Force Tour & More: 28th June 2015
I've already put up a post putting forward my thoughts about this years Lancaster tour, but there was one event in particular that I felt required its own separate page. Regarded, much like the whole tour, as a pipe dream, the idea of both Lancasters in formation with the Vulcan was thrown around soon after … Continue reading Airshow Moments – Avro 3 (4) Sisters RAF Marham