World War One (1914-1918)
The Nieuport 28C-1 was the first fighter aircraft used in anger by a US military aviation unit. Now, following a magnificent restoration, an original example of this potent machine is flying again
It must have been quite a culture shock for US Navy pilot Benjamin Lee 2nd, moving from his homeland to first rural Cornwall and then the Humber estuary as part of his service’s contribution to the First World War’s fight against German U-boats. This talented aviator’s letters home paint a picture of life at these two outposts
An album obtained by Kevin Goss contains an Australian Flying Corps pilot’s views of training in the Cotswolds during the latter stages of World War One
A controversial figure in Italian history, Gabriele D'Annunzio was part of the tradition of the soldier-poet. It was in the air that D’Annunzio fought, and among his exploits was a propaganda raid against Vienna that goes down as one of the First World War’s most daring flying feats
Where once Belgium’s balloon-busting ace Willy Coppens sat, today The Vintage Aviator’s pilots get to experience the unique thrill of flying the sole airworthy Hanriot HD1. John Lanham reports
On this day in 1912, the Royal Aircraft Factory’s B.E.2 took to the skies for the first time…
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust is offering prospective volunteers the chance to take a backstage tour of its fascinating aviation heritage site on Saturday February 26th. Expert members of their Queens Award winning team will guide you and answer your questions as you tour this unique project.
A truly immersive experience The developer of Wings over Flanders Fields, Old Brown Dog, has released a new version of this popular series called ‘Between Heaven & Hell II’. Derek Davis takes it for a test flight and highlights some of the new features that have been incorporated.