Warbirds line up for Oostwold Airshow in the Netherlands
Now in its ninth year, Oostwold Airshow (in the Netherlands) on June 4 and 5 is set to host a superb line-up of historic aircraft - among other attractions.
Easter opportunity to peer inside Duxford's Lancaster
At IWM Duxford throughout the Easter holidays (Saturday 1 to Monday 17 April) visitors can explore the Avro Lancaster, one of the museum’s most iconic large aircraft. The Lancaster Experience offers visitors the rare opportunity to peer inside the rear section of this legendary bomber and hear stories about the men who flew and fought in these famous aircraft.
More aircraft announced for Duxford Air Festival
Duxford's first airshow of 2017, the Duxford Air Festival on May 27 and 28, is taking shape. See below for details. Remember that entry to Duxford's air shows are by advance ticket purchase only.
Hurricane moved inside Hendon
Further to other recent stories about the changes at RAF Museum Hendon as part of the RAF Centenary Programme, the museum has just released this picture of Hawker Hurricane Mk.I P2617 being moved. The fighter is staying at Hendon but is being relocated within the museum. As previously reported, the Junkers Ju 88, Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2, Gloster Gladiator and Boulton Paul Defiant have been delivered to Cosford. The museum's Hurricane is a Battle of France veteran that served with 607 Squadron. PHOTO: ©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum
Cosford Ju 88 progress - and news on the next Open Cockpits Evening
The RAF Museum Cosford is making good progress on its re-assembly of Junkers Ju 88R-1 D5 + EV. The attraction has also announced that two other German World War Two aircraft will be among the star attractions at its next Open Cockpits Evening on May 19-20.
Trustees to march 130 miles for RAF Museum
Two Trustees from the RAF Museum are set to walk a marathon a day for five days in order to raise funds for the museum’s RAF Centenary Programme. The challenge takes place from May 8 to 12.
Mirage IVA to begin its journey to Yorkshire museum
Dassault Mirage lVA EA BR No.45 will begin its journey to Elvington's Yorkshire Air Museum on Monday, March 27. It will commence its road and sea transportation from Chateaudun Air Force Base, southwest of Paris en route to its new home. It's expected to arrive on or around March 30.
Avro Ashton nose goes red for Comic Relief!
Staff at Newark Air Museum have given Avro Ashton WB491 a temporary red nose to mark this year's Comic Relief fundraising campaign. PHOTO THANKS TO HOWARD HEELEY
Airshow award for Australian Trojan
Pilot Chris Godfrey was awarded the Best Presented Warbird trophy at the Avalon International Airshow in Geelong, Australia, which was held on March 3 to 5. Chris won the gong for his superbly maintained North American T-28D Trojan 51-3588 (VH-PFM). Having acquired it in 2012, Chris substantially refurbished the aircraft and returned it to the airshow ‘circuit’. WITH THANKS TO PHIL BUCKLEY
B-25 Mitchells to converge on Dayton, Ohio, for Doolittle 75th Anniversary
Mitchells from around the US will once again take to the skies before landing at the National Museum of the USAF as part of a two-day tribute commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, April 17-18. The next edition of FlyPast, out next month, will feature a special Mitchell-related feature and a list of airworthy surviving aircraft. Images: National Museum of the USAF
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