“Iron Annie” the Junkers Ju-52

The Junkers Ju-52 “Iron Annie” or “Aunty Ju” as she was known, is a tri-motor transport and troop carrying aircraft from the 1930’s and 40’s made with construction of a corrugated aluminium skin known as Duralumin that although looks unusual was very practical for strength purposes. The Ju-52 was the workhorse of Lufthansa and other airlines around the world such… Read More “Iron Annie” the Junkers Ju-52

Imperial War Museum Duxford – One of the World’s Finest Air Museums

During my travels in the UK in June 2012 I took a day trip from London to Cambridge, then caught a shuttle bus from the train station direct to the Imperial War Museum Duxford (the whole process could not have been easier). This is a massive museum with one of the worlds finest aviation collections from World War… Read More Imperial War Museum Duxford – One of the World’s Finest Air Museums

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

Luftwaffe Day 2012 – Flying Heritage Collection

Well Saturday August 11th, 2012 was the day German World War Two fighters, a Messerschmitt Bf-109E and Focke-Wulf FW-190A-5 were meant to fly at the Flying Heritage Collection – Luftwaffe Flying Day. Alas things didn’t quite work out as planned! The Bf-109 was ruled out due to technical problems, so it was replaced in the flying schedule by a Fieseler Fi-156 Storch… Read More Luftwaffe Day 2012 – Flying Heritage Collection