In the 1970s Real Men Wore Flared Trousers and Flowery T-Shirts

So Many Looks – so little time! Maybe we should take a vote, what vintage look would you like to see the Ground Crew in this year? Sizzling Satin, Flocked Plaid? Let us know. In the 1970s Real Men Wore Flared Trousers and Flowery T-Shirts In the 1970s real men wore flared trousers and flowery…

Official Gerry Anderson

Vintage Flying from our childhoods. Official Gerry Anderson A highlight of Thunderbirds for many people, particularly the game ‘guess which pod they’ll take this week’ – it’s the Thunderbird 2 launch sequence! Source

The whirlwindWestland Whirlwind P7112 c.1941

The whirlwind Westland Whirlwind P7112 c.1941 Delivered to 39 MU (Maintenance Unit) RAF Colerne on the 26th of September 1941 and then to 263 Squadron on the 15th of October 41. On the 15th of November ’41 she suffered Flak damage while being flown by F/O Cecil King (KIA 17/4/43). During that same month she…

Flying LegendsThe ever impressive lineup of scale

Flying Legends The ever impressive lineup of scale WWI – WWII warbirds on static display in the Vintage Village at the Flying Legends Airshow. For your diary, the next Flying Legends Airshow IWM Duxford is on the 13th & 14th July 2019. Tickets will go on sale soon and a link to the ticket office…

Cumulus Clouds

Cloud Recognition Continued ….. What does a cauliflower like appearance tell you about a cloud… more below. It’s all to do with the edges of the cloud, compared with a fluffy edge looking like cotton wool, they’re great fun to spot from the ground. https://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/cumulus.html Cumulus Clouds Source

A B-17 Family Learning Experience

A B-17 Family Learning Experience Kim Keierleber had no idea that her father served on B-17s during World War II until years and years after he came home. Source

27th January 1943

27th January 1943 General Bernard Montgomery stands beside an M3 Grant command tank near Tripoli, Libya. The British Eighth Army entered Tripoli on the 23rd January, exactly three months since they had launched the offensive against the Afrika Korps at El Alamein, on 23rd October. They had been pursuing the Germans and Italians, led by…

How to recognize a cloud type?

Clouds How to recognize a cloud type? Have you ever looked at the sky and wondered what kind of clouds are there? In this and next epizodes we will tell you about 10 basic types of clouds! At first, there are clouds right above our heads, so called low-level clouds, which are from the surface…