This week we cover our visit to the former weapons research establishment at Orford
Ness in Suffolk.
Now looked after by the National Trust, the (long!) walk around the post-apocalyptic
was truly fascinating and informative.
DHC-1 Chipmunk 1377.
This week a portfolio of DHC-1 Chipmunk 1377 (G-BARS) in its colourful Portuguese
Air Force scheme.
Actually a former British military aircraft (WK520) this Chippy has been on the UK
civil register since 1973.
Here you can find our latest
While on our travels we come across many memorials dedicated to the brave men and
women who gave their lives so we could enjoy a peaceful one
Some of these are by the side of the road some are in the middle of a field so we
try to look out for the more obscure ones
No one should be forgotten
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Missed any of our update in 2017
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To see all them all
On 29th June 2017
Following the Sea Vixen’s successful display closing the show at Duxford Air Show,
upon her return the Sea Vixen suffered an under carriage failure and Pilot Cdr Simon
Hargreaves performed a highly controlled wheels up text book landing at RNAS Yeovilton
showing first class airmanship.
Work by Assessors estimate that it could take between 3-4 years and cost £2-3M to
get her flying again. A white knight is needed in the next month who would be prepared
to come to the rescue and under-write these costs and save the last flying Sea Vixen
in the world, recognising her uniqueness and value to the Nation’s naval aviation