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Not me, thankfully, but the Spitfire! The Spitfire, designed by RJ Mitchell back in the 1930's, took to the air for the first time 85 years ago today and…

As I have mentioned in relation to the last Blackburn Beverley the former attraction at Fort Paull was closed a while back. In addition to the Beverley the site…

Winter is not great time for my aviation hobby and being in UK Tier 4 in respect of Covid restrictions means that going out and about is discouraged anyway.…

I guess we all know that daylight in the UK doesn't last this time of year but it was clearly making plans to depart when I took this first snap at 2.30 this…

Not new shots but appropriate for the day so I thought I would dig them out. Up at Elvington in Yorkshire over a number of years they have restored a Handley…

OK, so nothing to do with Guy Gibson's famous autobiography but I was making a cuppa yesterday, heard a strange noise behind me and was greeted by this 'Mexican…

A couple of people will have seen these on my old website but now seems an appropriate time to pop them up once more. Two years ago we went to Australia for a…

These pictures were on my old website and I thought I would resurrect them. Not too far from me at Westgate on Sea back in WWI and just after there was a…

I'm a bit slow with this as I see that the sale took place a month or so ago but it seems that the last surviving complete Blackburn Beverley has been saved. It…

Eastleigh was the airfield from which the original RJ Mitchell designed prototype Spitfire flew f0r the first time back in 1935. The aircraft no longer exists…

Louis Bleriot was of course the first person to successfully cross the English Channel in a heavier than air powered aircraft back in 1909 in his Bleriot Flyer.…

I haven't just nipped 'down under' but realise that these pictures have not made it across from my old website. We were in fact in Australia a couple of years…

A few years ago I did one of those fly alongside a Spitfire experiences. It was a bit of a blustery day and I was concerned that the event would be cancelled.…
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