One of my favourite DC Comics characters is Batman. A superhero that uses his physical strength and sinister appearance as the Dark Knight to spread fear amongst the scum and villainy of Gotham City. What I like most about Batman is he is just a man. Admittedly one with some very handy skills, a vast fortune… Read More To the Batcopter!
With the relaxing of the budget, 2014 has seen a limited return to the US air show circuit of military jets including the US Navy Blue Angels display team who fly the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. I am happy to say I got to see the Blues once again at the Sun ‘n Fun air show in Lakeland,… Read More 2014: The Return of the US Navy Blue Angels
The Lockheed XFV-1 was an experimental VTOL aircraft prototype designed to demonstrate that a fighter could be deployed on convoy ships to provide them with air cover. It would take off and land from a tail sitting position. It was certainly a unique concept! The US Navy ordered the aircraft in 1951 and 2 prototypes were built… Read More Lockheed XFV-1 a failed experiment in VTOL
“Texas Raiders” operated by the Commemorative Air Force – Gulf Coast Wing is regarded as one of the best restored Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress bombers still flying today. Restored to World War Two configuration this 1945 era bomber is a magnificent machine and I was lucky enough to see her take to the sky recently at the 2014 Sun… Read More “Texas Raiders” B-17G Flying Fortress
One of the best USAF Heritage Flight displays I have seen. Two legendary fighters from World War Two and their modern-day counterpart at the SUN ‘n FUN Air Show 2014.
A fifth generation fighter with super maneuverability, stealth technology, high-speed and advanced weaponry. The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter truly is a thing of deadly beauty.