Low level air attack in Iraq
In any case, a really low cross-country flight is a wonderful experience. It is the only time one can get the feeling of an aeroplane's terrific speed. The ground streaks past under the wings unbelievably fast. Different coloured patches of sand flow by; it's like running your hand across a patchwork quilt. You lift your machine gently upwards to clear hummocks, and then ease her down again the other side to stay low, low, low. As one approaches the target, the adrenalin starts to pump…
Video: Avspecs Mosquito Engine Run - First Flight Getting Close! - blog - AirPigz
Avspecs Limited based on Ardmore Airfield in Aukland New Zealand is getting very close to ha...
35 Squadron Avro Vulcan B.2 XL446 (1975)
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Dambusters Dog Whose Ghost Haunts RAF Scampton
The WWII hero, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, was the lead pilot in the Dambuster's mission in 1943. They set off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire and his dog, Nigger, who was chocolate-black in colour, was killed just before they set flight. The dog's name was acceptable in England back in the 1940s. How times have changed. The photo above shows the dog with the Wing Commander who is on the right stroking him. The Labrador's ghost is said to still be seen guarding his master's old quarters at…
Spitfire: 14 Facts and Figures You Probably Didn’t Know About the Supermarine Spitfire – The Iconic Plane That Fought During the Battle of Britain
The Supermarine Spitfire is one of the most iconic airplanes ever built. It’s best known as the plane flown by pilots during the Battle of Britain (along with the Hawker Hurricane). In honor of our current shirt at Anglotees, Spitfire Schematic, we present 14 facts and figures you probably didn’t know about the Supermarine Spitfire. […]
Catalog #: 01_00080924 Title: Handley-Page, Victor Corporation Name: Handley-Page Official Nickname: Victor Additional Information: UK Tags: Handley-Page, Victor Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
Third thousand bomber raid hits Bremen
On the first of these nights (25th-26th June), 1,105 aircraft drawn from Bomber, Fighter, Coastal and Army Co-operation Commands were despatched. While the main attack was in progress against Bremen, a part of this force attacked aerodromes in Germany and occupied territory.
617 SQUADRON (DAMBUSTERS) AT SCAMPTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, 22 JULY 1943
TR 1126. Flight Lieutenant Harold Sydney Wilson and crew. They did not fly on the Dams raid owing to illness. Left to right: Flight Sergeant Trevor H Payne front gunner; Pilot Officer Thomas W Johnson flight engineer; Sergeant Eric Hornby rear gunner; Sergeant Lloyd G Mieyette wireless operator; Pilot Officer George H Coles bomb-aimer; Flying Officer James A Rodger navigator; and Flight Lieutenant Harold S Wilson
Hurricane LF363 of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is seen here in formation with the Red Arrows above Lincolnshire in May 2015. The sortie was a practice ahead of some very special activities by the RAF marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this year.