South Australian Aviation Museum – Open Cockpits and Family Fun Day 2017 – Part I

I attended my first Open Cockpits and Family Fun Day at the South Australian Aviation Museum (SAAM) in Port Adelaide on Sunday April 9th, 2017 (it was good to get back to the museum as I hadn’t been there since 2011 and much had changed). What a fantastic event it was, with many of the museums… Read More South Australian Aviation Museum – Open Cockpits and Family Fun Day 2017 – Part I

Rolls Royce Beauties

When thinking of classic British aircraft of World War Two the Supermarine Spitfire and De Havilland Mosquito always spring to mind. Both were powered by the Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 liquid cooled engine that proved to be one of the most successful of that era and powered numerous other famous aircraft such as the Avro Lancaster, Hawker Hurricane and what… Read More Rolls Royce Beauties

The Supermarine Spitfire and it’s Mighty Merlin Engine

Supermarine Spitfire The Supermarine Spitfire introduced into the Royal Air Force in 1938 found fame during the Battle of Britain in World War Two (1940)and served with distinction in many Air Forces around the World for many years. It suffered from a lack of range (like most fighters designed in the 1930’s) but was perfect for short ranged interceptor missions… Read More The Supermarine Spitfire and it’s Mighty Merlin Engine