Over Here!Other than the CWH's Avro Lancaster in August, we in the UK are also due a couple more heavies from across the pond this year to take part in various events, those being a pair of Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Dakotas, one from Oxford, Connecticut and another from Geneseo, New York, which are coming over here to be part of the D-Day 70th Anniversary commemorations this spring. From what I gather it seems one of them arrived at Coventry yesterday after the flight across. That being the Tradewind Aviation example from Oxford, Connecticut. There is a photograph of her here in the UK at Coventry having just arrived.Over Here!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I shall hopefully be seeing her at IWM Duxford on the 24th and 25th May, at the museum's D-Day airshow along with the New York example and three more from the UK. Looks like it's going to be a great show. Fingers crossed for decent weather.
Deltic Livery Suggestions.So, as some of you may have noticed, I've been making various doodles of Deltics in North American liveries (with the help of 2509-Silverlink who kindly let me use his image of DP1 as the basis), as they would have looked had English Electric received orders from abroad for the design. I was thinking that I would let you guys pick the liveries from now on, my only criteria is that they have to be from outside the UK.Deltic Livery Suggestions.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In case you've not seen them and to get the ball rolling, so far I have done:
Canadian Pacific (maroon and grey)
Canadian National (zebra stripes)
Via Rail (early blue and yellow)
Over to you......
weekly aircraft profile 3 Space Shuttleweekly aircraft profile 3 Space Shuttle4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Space Shuttle program
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The Shuttle is the only winged manned spacecraft to achieve orbit and land, and the only reusable space vehicle that has ever made multiple flights into orbit. Its missions involve carrying large payloads to various orbits (including segments to be added to the Intern
And yet there's more.As if the Canadian Lancaster, Two US based Dakotas, The Swedish Historic Flight Saab Viggen and Draken, F-35B, Red Bull B-25, P-38 and Corsair and the Super Constellation were not enough in terms of interesting and exciting overseas visitors to this years airshows here in the UK. Plus some new UK editions such as the Canberra PR.9 and return of TFC's Grumman Hellcat to the air. It seems that wasn't enough for us so the Farnborough International Airshow have gone and added the EADS operated Messerschmitt Me 262 reproduction to their flying display. Apparently she's going to fly in formation with one of the UK based Glostor Meteors. Having never seen one of these Messerschmitt Me 262s in the air yet that news made very pleasant reading for me today.And yet there's more.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is perfect example of the reason I don't complain when a much loved aircraft get sold and head over seas. Though for example the TFC P-47 and P-40B left our shores this year or in the case of the P-40 still waiting t
SM845I mentioned recently a news article featuring Spitfire Mk.XVIII "SM845" which was soon to return to the air again after an accident in 2010. Anyway it seems that she was rolled out today at Duxford so that flight cannot be too far away. In the meantime we can all enjoy her beautiful silver livery. A Griffon powered, low back spitfire in silver, what more could you ask for, the perfect Spitfire. http://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520n05/11323901385/SM8451 year ago in Personal More Like This
Duxford's season closerJust seen the latest line up for Duxford's final show of the year which will take place on the 13th October. Over the years the traditional Autumn airshow has got better and better, and this years show looks to be one of the best yet. The line up is as follows.Duxford's season closer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
English Electric Canberra PR9
XtremeAir XA41 Duo
Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat
Grumman FM-2 Wildcat
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Sally B"
North American F-86A Sabre
North American P-51D Mustang "Ferocious Frankie"
North American T-28 Fennec X2
North American Harvard X2
Curtiss Hawk 75A-1
Curtiss P-40B Warhawk
Curtiss P-40F Warhawk
Consolidated PBY Catalina
de Havilland Beaver
de Havilland Chipmunk
de Havilland Dragon Rapide
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Vb
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Vb
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXB
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXT
Supermarine Spitfire LF.XVIe
Fairey Swordfish II
Hawker Sea Fury
Hawker Hurricane Mk.XII
Hawker Hunter T.7