Recently I did some flying in Wales with my friend "MiGMan." We tried out a new "low and slow" airplane on his flight plan from Cardiff (EGFF) and then went back to our usual Italian jet trainers, this time with a new custom paint job.
The Forth Bridge is the most prominent landmark in the area, 2 nm N of Edinburgh airport. There are actually three bridges at that location, Queensferry Crossing, Forth Road Bridge and Forth Bridge and as of January 2022, you can fly under all of them with no collision. If you are careful!
Fun in the Hurricane.
--/o\-- Finally managed a reasonable take-off --/o\-- To formate or not to formate, that is the question!
--/o\-- Tally Ho!
--/o\-- The cliffs of Dover
--/o\-- St. Margaret's Cathedral
--/o\-- Landing... they can buff that out!
de Havilland Mosquito B. IV, F.B VI, and F.B. XVIII | de Havilland Vampire I | Hawker Typhoon IB | Hawker Tempest V | North American Mitchell II (B-25C/D) and III (B-25J) | Supermarine Spitfire L.F. IXc and L.F. IXe
This 2003 book is a sort of "oral history" of the BoB, little on the strategy/politics and hardware, mostly personal stories based on conversations, old letters, diaries, etc. of the fighter boys themselves. Plenty of flying and action, but focused on the personal stuff.
Way back in the distant mists of time I attended a primary school in Australia. One day an English migrant lad turned up and started raving about an action / adventure TV show which had the most incredible aircraft.... piloted by puppets! Needless to say we thought he was quite mad and attributed his ravings to the effects of the tropical sun. Little did we know! A couple of years later Thunderbirds turned up on our TV screens and started for many of us a lifelong fascination with aviation. In this exhibit I compare the 1966 ac with the 2004 versions.