The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s year continued in style on Easter Bank Holiday, with the Lanc, Tanks and Military Machines event, featuring the resident Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ and the awesome Spitfire Mk.FRXVIIIe SM845 making its first public display outing of the season. Elliott Marsh was there for GAR.
Diving out of the sun from 10,000 feet at 400+ mph and screaming across German airfields at ground level, strafing aircraft and hangars as flak and small arms fire burst all around… This was the exhilarating, dangerous life of the fighter pilot tasked with taking the fight to the Luftwaffe on the ground in the wake of the Allies’ heavy bomber offensive. Elliott Marsh tells the story of how the US Eighth Air Force’s fighter boys continued the decimation of the Luftwaffe in the run up to D-Day.
Paul Filmer shoots a Japanese ShinMaywa US-2 amongst other SAR and Maritime patrol types at MCAS Iwakuni, one of the goals of his trip, followed by some regional airliners at Komaki Airport.
Issue 23 of Global Aviation Magazine has arrived and is FREE to access and download.
After a busy start to his Japanese trip, Paul Filmer has a quieter day shooting training aircraft and much more serene scenes.
Kieran Lear looks back at the history of the venerable Swordfish as it celebrates its 80th birthday, an outdated design as the Stringbag was it still served valiantly and went on to out live its successor.
Aviation history will be made in the UK this summer when, in a major airshow ‘first’, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Joint Strike Fighter, makes its much-anticipated European début.
The Vintage Aircraft Club’s events often attract a veritable array of vintage types including some real classics, and this year’s Daffodil Rally was no different, bolstered by the public debut of beautiful Percival Mew Gull reproduction G-HEKL. Mike Shreeve travelled to Fenland for GAR.
- Global Aviation Magazine – Issue 23: April / May 2014 posted on April 18, 2014
- D-Day 70 – Pt.5 – Operation OVERLORD: Allied Air Plan posted on March 12, 2014
- Aviation News – Spitfire Mk.Ia N3200 flies (updated 04/04/14) posted on March 26, 2014
- Airshow News – Three Joint Strike Fighters to attend RIAT 2014 posted on April 17, 2014
- Aviation Feature – UK Airshows 2013 in Review posted on January 13, 2014