Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik @ Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014

July 26th, 2014 was the date for the first ever Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair. This was a spectacular aviation event run by the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The Skyfair was by no means a big air show but the aircraft on display were some of the most unique in the world, including the worlds only flying Ilyushin Il-2M3 Sturmovik.… Read More Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik @ Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014

Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 – WW2 Formations

On July 26th, 2014 I attended the first ever Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair. This was a spectacular aviation event run by the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Numerous World War Two aircraft flew on the day and put on spectacular displays. The formation flights though were very unique and added a special touch to the day. The… Read More Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 – WW2 Formations

Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 – WW2 Legends

Last weekend saw the first ever Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair take flight. This was a spectacular aviation event at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington with some of the most legendary aircraft of World War Two including a Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc, Messerschmitt Bf-109E, North American P-51B and D Mustangs, a Vought F4U Corsair, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Grumman… Read More Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 – WW2 Legends

Formation flying over the Puget Sound (an exciting first for me)

In September 2012 I was invited to take part in a great experience, my first formation flight! This took place during the Vintage Flying Weekend at the Historic Flight Foundation located at Paine Field in Everett (north of Seattle, Washington). The flight was in a group of four historic aircraft from the Cascade Warbirds – two Ryan Navion’s (first introduced… Read More Formation flying over the Puget Sound (an exciting first for me)

Boeing 737 AEW&C

Back in the early days of Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft (AEW&C) they would have massive radar domes and sensors fitted above or below the fuselage such as the Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star (1952-1984 in US service), Grumman E-1 Tracer (1958-1977 US Navy) and Fairey Gannet AEW.3 (1959-1978 Royal Navy). The latter two types operated off aircraft… Read More Boeing 737 AEW&C

Battle of Britain Flying Day 2012

Supermarine Spitfires and a Hawker Hurricane take to the sky again…..in August 2012 the Flying Heritage Collection commemorated the 1940 Battle of Britain where the outnumbered RAF fought off the German Luftwaffe and saved Britain from imminent invasion. The Spitfire Mk.Vc and Hurricane Mk.XIIA of the Flying Heritage Collection were joined by the nearby Historic Flight Foundation’s Spitfire Mk.IXe.… Read More Battle of Britain Flying Day 2012