Shuttleworth Collection WW1 Evening Airshow – 15th July 2017

Over the past few years each Shuttleworth Collection season has featured a First World War themed event. This is hardly surprising given the unbreakable link between Old Warden and First World War aircraft. On the whole, the collection have fallen foul of bad weather on almost every occasion. Thankfully this years evening show saw flyable, … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection WW1 Evening Airshow – 15th July 2017

La Ferté-Alais Meeting Aerien 2016 – Main Review

The familiar melody of the Jurassic park theme tune blasts out over the loudspeakers as a motorglider slowly swoops around the airfield. A diminutive Jodel D9 climbs for height before dropping down into a series of rolls and loops….hang on?! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/26473185413/in/album-72157666051019644/ That is both the most bizarre and perfect opening to an airshow I think … Continue reading La Ferté-Alais Meeting Aerien 2016 – Main Review

La Ferté-Alais Meeting Aerien 2016 – Flightline Walk

I may have only attended one day of this years La Ferté-Alais show but even that has caused the need for two separate posts. This first post is going to give a brief overview of the morning before the show, the pleasure flying and the excellent flightline walk. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/26802822100/in/album-72157666051019644/ Arriving on the airfield you're instantly … Continue reading La Ferté-Alais Meeting Aerien 2016 – Flightline Walk

Shuttleworth Collection Dawn Photoshoot – 19th March 2016

The past few years have seen a rise in the popularity of evening and night shoots across the aviation community, especially during the off-season. Following on from Shuttleworth's first venture into night-shoots back in October they offered the unique chance to catch the collection's aircraft in the early morning light and sunrise. Having never attended … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Dawn Photoshoot – 19th March 2016

The Curtiss Story Part 3: First World War Flying Boats

Glenn Curtiss had made great advances in aviation by the 1910’s despite countless legal battles with the Wright Brothers over his Pusher designs. His experimental flying boats had led to plenty of industry recognition and it wasn’t long before the navy took an interest in these designs. The First World War would see the flying … Continue reading The Curtiss Story Part 3: First World War Flying Boats

Warbird People: Frederick Dudley Travers DFC WW1 Ace and Flying Boat Pioneer

As well as interviews with modern day pilots and engineers of these historic aircraft I also wanted to focus in on the people who flew these aircraft while still in service. Sadly of course in a number of cases the opportunity to interview is no longer available, but where possible I have tried to delve into … Continue reading Warbird People: Frederick Dudley Travers DFC WW1 Ace and Flying Boat Pioneer