Flying In A Spitfire At Duxford: An Experience Of A Lifetime
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Flying in a Spitfire at Duxford: An Experience of a Lifetime

For anyone who is a fan of flight and of warbirds in particular, flying in a Spitfire at Duxford is an opportunity not to be missed. At the Imperial War Museum Duxford you can enjoy flight experiences with some of the most iconic planes from World War II. You can fly wing to wing with…

Diecast Aircraft Models: 9 Examples For Your Collection

Diecast Aircraft Models: 9 Examples For Your Collection

Do you have a love for all things aviation? If so, you’ll want to add diecast aircraft models to your collection. These reproductions can be used as desk accessories, decorative pieces on display on shelves, or even as paperweights. Here are 9 examples that would make a great addition to your fleet. Who buys diecast…

Vulcan Xm655 Maintenance And Preservation Society At Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield

Vulcan XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society at Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield

In this post I introduce you to the Vulcan XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society based at Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield, near Coventry, Warwickshire, in England. Like so many other people I was captivated by the sight and sound of a Vulcan at air shows during the past three decades. Seeing a Vulcan fly and hearing that…

Goodwood Revival 2002 Warbird Displays – Spitfires, Mustangs

Goodwood Revival 2002 Warbird Displays – Spitfires, Mustangs

This is the earliest footage I still have for the Goodwood Revival. Apologies for the poor quality but it gets better in parts. There are shots of the static displays of aircraft including Ferocious Frankie (P51 Mustang), Hawker Hurricanes, and the famous Spitfire MH434. Lots of take-offs and landings, and some aerobatics. One year, about…

Goodwood Revival 2018 – No Air Displays

Goodwood Revival 2018 – No Air Displays

After 19 years of thrilling the crowds with spectacular air displays it seems the Goodwood Revival 2018’s aviation activities will be confined to the static displays and pre booked pleasure flights. The days of a Goodwood Revival air show are over, for this year at least. The 2018 Revival’s timetable contains no mention of any…

Chilbolton Observatory – Hampshire’S Finest Abandoned Airfield

Chilbolton Observatory – Hampshire’s Finest Abandoned Airfield

Chilbolton Observatory is one of Hampshire’s finest abandoned airfields. During World War II it was once home to squadrons of Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Vampires. Opened in 1940 as a satellite airfield for RAF Middle Wallop it was used by the RAF and USAAF. After the war it was used for flight tests before…

Charlie Brown B-17 ‘Ye Old Pub’, German Pilot Franz Steigler

Charlie Brown B-17 ‘Ye Old Pub’, German pilot Franz Steigler

Look carefully at the B-17 and note how shot up it is – one engine dead, tail, horizontal stabilizer and nose shot up. It was ready to fall out of the sky. (This is a painting done by an artist from the description of both pilots many years later.) Then realize that there is a…