Category Archives: aviation

Throwback Thursday, Happy Christmas

Well, 2020! This should probably be a #throwbackthursday post, not just because it’s a Thursday, but if you actually caught 2020, you’d certainly want to throw it back.. 2021 will have to go some to make it as memorable as … Continue reading

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VE Day

Written in 1944 by John Edmonds, the following epitaph seems particularly appropriate in these times. When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

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London ToyFair 2018 Airfix

Here’s some aviation content, the new releases from Airfix for 2018 seen at the London Toyfair. The Hunter is one of the releases that interests me, it’s a classic 50’s and 60’s jet and reminds me of kicking the tyres … Continue reading

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Driving home for Christmas

A couple of years back in the run up to christmas, and a hundred thousand or so less hits ago, Davide at thenightflier blog, kindly allowed me to link to his ‘Drivers’ view from the office  albionyard/skyward-head-in-the-clouds/. It was a popular post, showing … Continue reading

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this is why we fly

Another one of the occasional posts showing life from the other side of the door, I’m lucky I get to see this from time to time. This is an Instrument approach into Queenstown EN Zed. I must go there one … Continue reading

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Skyward, Head in the Clouds

Many of my regular readers will know that I work in the aviation industry and have done so for many years. As part of that vocation I’ve been fortunate enough to ride ‘up front’ with the engine drivers on many occasions. … Continue reading

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Six of the Best

Some more stunning footage from the recently rebuilt Mosquito flying from Hamilton Airport in Canada with the CWH Lancaster, Spitfires, Hurricane and B25 Mitchell. The Mosquito is one of my favourite aircraft and I can remember being allowed access to … Continue reading

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More Completely Different

Approaching Remembrance Sunday I posted a linked clip of the New Zealand Mosquito KA114 restoration. Well there’s another one thats worth looking at, again the photography is stunning, as is the sound track, just enjoy it.

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