Wings Over The World: Aviation And British Imperial Air Routes

Wings Over the World: Aviation And British Imperial Air Routes

The British imperial air routes of the 1930s connected Britain with its empire outposts and colonies. By so doing, they established the foundations for the air routes of today. Nearly 100 years ago, aircraft took days to reach the furtherst destinations, stopping at various rudimentary airfields, sometimes hastily created simply for that purpose. Image flying…

Airplanes From The 1930S Golden Age – From Fighter To Airliner

Airplanes from the 1930s Golden Age – From Fighter to Airliner

Dive into the fascinating world of airplanes from the 1930s, a decade that forever changed the landscape of aviation. Whether you’re an aspiring pilot, a seasoned aviator, or simply an aviation enthusiast, there is probably at least one iconic aircraft that defined this transformative era that will catch your eye. From the United States to…

Best Wwii Aviation Movies:  Your Ultimate Viewing Guide To Air Combat

Best WWII Aviation Movies:  Your Ultimate Viewing Guide To Air Combat

The best WWII aviation movies capture the daring feats of pilots and air crews during aviation’s most pivotal era. These classic war dramas depict the aerial battles, covert missions, dramatic raids, and pilot camaraderie that defined the drama and excitement of WWII air combat. Films like Twelve O’Clock High, Memphis Belle, and The Dam Busters…

The Disappearance Of Malaysia Airlines Flight Mh370 In 2014: Facts &Amp; Theories
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The Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in 2014: Facts & Theories

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 8, 2014 has baffled investigators and remained an open wound for aggrieved families for nine years.  Now, a new three-part documentary series on Netflix has generated renewed interest in this aviation mystery and attracted legions of new onlookers to what remains the unexplained loss of a…

Soar Through The Sky On Spitfire Flights From Biggin Hill
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Soar Through the Sky on Spitfire Flights from Biggin Hill

Take to the skies in a series of Spitfire flights from Biggin Hill, the historic World War II fighter base in Kent. Experience the power of this iconic fighter plane as you soar through the skies of southern England, just like the young RAF pilots did 80 years ago. The engineers and pilots that make…

Raf Cranwell – History & Current Operations

RAF Cranwell – History & Current Operations

RAF Cranwell is a Royal Air Force station in Lincolnshire, England. The base was originally opened on 1 April 1916 as an RNAS training establishment (Royal Naval Air Service). RAF College Cranwell is now the RAF’s only officer training establishment in the UK, and also provides basic flying training for aircrews. RAF History at Cranwell…

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…

Ultimate High Flying School Move To Goodwood

Ultimate High Flying School Move to Goodwood

The Ultimate High flying school is now firmly established at Goodwood airfield. This post is a record of its move to Goodwood from Kemble (Cotswold Airport) in 2012. Ultimate High – the UK’s leading aerobatics training school, advanced flying academy and provider of flying adventures for non-pilots – is moving its operations base and aircraft…

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

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

The story of the B-17 Flying Fortress dubbed “Ye Olde Pub” and its encounter with German fighter pilot Franz Stigler is an extraordinary tale of compassion and chivalry amidst the brutality of World War II. The narrative serves as a poignant reminder of the humanity that can exist even in the darkest of times. This…