Remarks: Not so much a glass cockpit as a brass cockpit - bob and Ruth Lee’s glorious 1935 Hornet Moth is seen here at it home at Oaksey Park on the occasion of the Luscombe fly-in. Sadly by force of circumstance the aeroplane is for sale, with a C of A valid until April 2013 – I’m happy to pass on any expressions of interest.
Remarks: Bob and Ruth Lee’s glorious 1935 Hornet Moth is seen here at it home at Oaksey Park on the occasion of the Luscombe fly-in. Sadly by force of circumstance the aeroplane is for sale, with a C of A valid until April 2013 – I’m happy to pass on any expressions of interest.
Remarks: Scandinavian 2536 lifts off from Runway 15 on its way to Copenhagen at 1910. It would have been interesting to have seen the reaction of Bill Lear, designer of the Challenger business jet, to this ultimate development of his design – and there’s an even longer one, the CRJ-1000, in the pipeline.
Remarks: This delightful little 1958 Emeraude is seen here during the Croft Farm Mission Aviation Fellowship charity fly-in. It is owned by a local syndicate and kept here at this idyllic Worcestershire strip.
Remarks: Previously registered F-BGSR as a geographic survey aircraft with the Institute Geographique Nationale in France, N17TE was subsequently re-registered G-BEDF and named Sally B; it is still based at Duxford. It is seen here in the final evening of the 1976 International Air Tattoo at Greenham Common, alongside BBMF Lancaster PA474 and British Aerospace’s Mosquito T3 RR299. (Litter seems to have been much more of a problem in those days than it is now at air shows.)urgh.
Remarks: This 1946 Silvaire, owned by Thomas Carter and Linda Jump of Liverpool, gave a lively and entertaining flying demonstration during the 2009 Oaksey Luscombe fly-in. Prior to 1989 it was registered in the USA as N71631, as indicated by the small tail fin marking. (This registration was originally carried by an Avro Tudor 1.)
Remarks: This Eurowings CRJ is operating Lufthansa Flight LH4936 from Dusseldorf to Birmingham arriving at 1920. It is seen here slowing down on Runway 15. Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings operates 17 fifty-seat CRJ-200s from its base at Dortmund.
Remarks: Richard Seeley’s splendid 1936 Whitney Straight is seen here departing from the Mission Aviation Fellowship charity fly-in at Croft Farm. It was designed by George Miles and built by Phillips & Powis Aircraft (founders of Miles Aircraft) at Woodley, Reading, in 1936 (the company wasn’t known as Miles Aircraft until 1943). 50 Whitrney Straights were built; they were named after American-born aviator and racing driver Air Cdre Miles Willard Whitney Straight.
Remarks: One of the two Loganair Twin Otters that serve the Hebrides is seen here on Traigh Mhor beach after its seventy-minute flight from Glasgow, a wonderfully informal operation by today’s standards, with the flight deck door open all the away and the First Officer stepping over the Captain’s sandwiches to do the safety announcements. Cruise was at 140kt at 6500ft. This Otter was previously with Wideroe as LN-BEZ, and still bears Norwegian signage in the cabin.