Saturday, 30 March 2013

Classic Fighters Omaka - Triplane line up

 A couple more stunning shots from Classic Aircraft Photography on FB from the Omaka fighters show in New Zealand..what a great shot of the seven Triplanes in the air together. Bottom; a short clip of the Triplanes' flypast during the 2011 Omaka airshow, a single click to view here..

Air France Airbus A320


During this week in March 1988 Airbus Industrie began deliveries of Airbus A320s to Air France. One of my memories of working for AF was a number of trips out of LHR Terminal 2 as 'ballast' on some A320 test trips - and having to hold on tight as the aircraft was literally thrown about the sky....

Below;    A319-111 F-GRXC


AIR FRANCE AIRBUS A318-111 F-GUGE at BHX via Paul Evans flickr images


Friday, 29 March 2013

DH de Havilland Vampire T.11. IWM Duxford

 This recently conserved de Havilland Vampire T.11 went on display at the IWM Duxford last year in the Battle of Britain exhibition.

" Wonderful day at IWM Duxford - the sun has shone, we've had the buzz of a busy day with lots of visitors and Colonel Richard Graham has been thrilling audiences with tales of the SR-71 Blackbird..."  reposted from the IWM FB page

Stirling re-posted from Andy Saunders FB page

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Spitfires 19 Squadron, spring 1940

This great image was posted on Andy Saunder's Facebook page and re-shared - it is possibly the first colour air-to-air Spitfire photo ever. The photo was snapped by F/O MD Lyne of 19 Sqdn during the spring 1940.Spit I, QV-K S/L G Stevenson, QV-O F/O Watson. Both men were shot down near Dunkirk on 26 May 1940. Stevenson became a PoW and Watson was killed. Photo AVM MD Lyne. Ref book, The RAF of WW2 in Colour by Roger Freeman.

Brian 'Sandy' Lane 19 Squadron CO

More RAF colour; below Royalty paying a visit to a Lancaster base

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Lake Michigan's lost WW II aircraft

 Podcast available from the Pritzker Military Library  - the secret mission to train 15,000 pilots on makeshift carriers on the waters of Lake Michigan during WWII. Those aircraft lost are gradually being pulled out of the fresh water over 70 years later..

Friday, 22 March 2013

Daily Ebay photo find

The majority of these images are currently on offer and reproduced here courtesy of Ebay seller Kurmark-Antik (Oliver Rogge). 

Access all Oliver's Ebay sales via the following link

Above; Arado 95 torpedo floatplane and below Henschel Hs 123, pilot is Fritz Karch later Kommandeur II./ JG 2

Heinkel He 60 being launched from Schlachtschiff Tirpitz

PZL 11 and Ms 406

SM 82 Condor Legion

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Victor B.2 XL513 & XL 512 carrying Blue Steel - ebay photo find #57

An original Ministry of Defence photograph of Handley Page Victor B.2 XL513 equipped with a Blue Steel Missile. Note the four Vulcans on...