In Reach Of The Skies's Other Aviation Posts

It was announced last month that Hawker Hurricane XII V6748 has been sold and will be coming to the UK from its current home in Australia. The aircraft was…

On the way home from a couple of days away gave me the chance to pop in to Duxford - always rude to pass up such an opportunity. There were no special events on…

This coming weekend should have been Flying Legends weekend and together with my man Gaz, aka The Aerial War Chariot, the plan was to be at the show together…

We have some time off this week and were keeping it local today with a visit to Ramsgate Tunnels. It's only taken about 8 years since they first opened to get…

Noted for his invention of the 'bouncing bomb' used to destroy the Mohne and Eder dams in WWII, Sir Barnes Wallis has been honored by the Herne Bay Town…

For aviation enthusiasts such as myself the name 'Reculver' will probably be associated with black and white images from 1943 when the RAF dropped a number of…

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…

Chillingham Castle is a medieval castle in Northumberland not far from Alnwick and we visited a few days ago. After 50 year's of neglect and use as a barracks…

The Duxford based ARCO Spitfire XI has been doing some flights to say thank you to the NHS for their sterling worki in the current climate. Today it was doing…

Slightly off topic in terms of a link to my hobby but there are defensive fortifications and I did see the Stearman mentioned below flying over a couple of…

I was going to post a link to the Snowbirds flying right over my house on Saturday - actually I still will... thank you Peter for allowing me to post on your…

Jaguar GR1 XW563 was, after service life, the gate guardian at RAF Bruggen from 1985 to 2001. It was then moved to the gate of RAF Coltishall which was the only…

I’ve known the wingman’s oldest friend for over 30 years and knew her friend’s late father as well. He would sometimes express an interest in some of the air…

We’ve all seen the Great Escape which was of course based on a true escape from Stalag Luft III in March 1944. There were tragic consequences to this. The camp…

Zagan railway station was the closest station to Stalag Luft III and is where some of the Great Escapers boarded trains. The station building dates back 170…
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