Aerodrome is our fortnightly blog that looks at the exciting world of aviation, from WWI fighters to the latest commercial airliners. Curated by our Flight Specialist Michael Clegg, Aerodrome is a must-read for any aviation enthusiast.
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As this week marked the centenary of the establishment of the Royal Air Force, we had to come up with something a little special for the 91st edition of our Aerodrome blog. Join us as we head for RAF Cosford and an exclusive night shoot event, which featured several of the RAF’s most enigmatic post war jet powered aircraft, including a famous Phantom which has only recently found a new home in the Midlands.
In the previous edition of Aerodrome, we looked at a project which commemorated one Lancashire town's determination to support the war effort in WWII by raising funds to purchase their own Spitfire. In this latest edition, we look at the rich aviation history this part of the UK can boast and how the team behind the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Memorial have continued to commemorate this heritage. We report from their first Open Day event of 2018, which took place in a genuine WWII hangar at the former RAF Squires Gate.
The subject of 'Presentation Spitfires' in the Second World War is a fascinating one and tells a story of national unity and a determination to fight back. In the latest edition of Aerodrome, we look at an interesting project which saw a chance discovery turn into a Lancashire town's determination to commemorate their efforts to fund a Spitfire during the war and a young local pilot who flew it in combat.
The latest edition of Aerodrome looks at the impressive static display at the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo, as well as featuring some of the latest developments from the world of aviation and naval movements.