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The Oldest Meteor

Have I mentioned the Meteor before? I ought to look through the annals of this blog but I don’t honestly think I have. My friend Paul Bird the architect used to talk about form following function when we were students together, and to a certain extent the early jet aircraft were expressions of that philosophy. 1.053 mais palavras

Types

Gloster Meteor NF11 G-LOSM/WM167 Final Flight - Bruntingthorpe 5th January 2019

I certainly wasn’t expecting the first aviation outing of 2019 to feature one of the rarest airworthy jets in the world. While the sight of a flying Gloster Meteor in the traditionally quiet early January was a welcome treat, it was most definitely bittersweet in that it would mark the final touchdown of a UK airshow regular. 967 mais palavras

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A Sawed-Up Gauntlet Set

A traditional, wooden proper ‘jig-sawed’ jigsaw puzzle, featuring a flight of RAF Gloster Gauntlet fighters.

At the RAAF Museum, Cosford, taken by the author in 2008. 21 mais palavras

Inter-war

Step back in time to more gracious days...

Having finished off the Harrier brood (what is the collective noun for Harriers, a ‘viff’ perhaps?), I decided to go back many decades in the history of 800 NAS to the days of the biplane. 301 mais palavras

800 Naval Air Squadron