Shown here in full color (even though it doesn’t seem like it) is the Air Force Heritage Flight. Approaching from the left, the F-22 Raptor and the P-38 Lightning are ready for one of their photo passes in formation.
Doing the jobs the men left behind 🇺🇸 Behind the scenes at Tuesday’s #LerroProductions shoot! 📸
We have lots of very exciting news coming up for 2019 ... please keep watching for the latest news on HURRICANE V7497 OF 501 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE .... Enjoy this short clip taken from its most recent post restoration flight 👍
V7497 is a Hurricane Mk 1, manufactured in mid 1940 by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. Flown operationally at the very height of the Battle of Britain from the famous fighter station, RAF Kenley, East London, the aircraft was lost during an operational patrol on 28th September over Sutton in Kent.
V7497 – BORN AT LANGLEY AIRCRAFT FACILITY
V7497 was part of the fourth Hawker production block by Hawker Aircraft Limited, manufactured at the new Langley facility near Heathrow (then a tiny grass airfield) in Berkshire to Air Ministry Contract no. 62305/39. The aircraft was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin 111. Hurricane deliveries from this block commenced on the 2nd July, 1940 and were completed on the 5th February, 1941. The average rate of production about two aircraft per day.
V7497 – Given the manufacturer’s construction number 41H-136172 the aircraft was allocated RAF serial number V7497 on completion and issued to 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron in September 1940. The Hurricane was delivered to Kenley during September 1940 primarily to make up losses which had been inflicted on the squadron throughout the summer. #hawkerhurricane #aviation #ww2 #warbird #ww2aviation #pilot #ww2history #duxfordairshow #battleofbritain #Andygoodallpilot
I must admit I’m a bit rubbish at doing regular IG posts and posting stuff at the time I actually do it. 🤨 Here is the AT-6D Texan of Kennet Aviation at Heveningham Hall just after sunset on a warm July evening last summer, sharing the parkland with some other Warbirds and classic aircraft. This is one of my favourite events to attend with @laurenairshows, however it is always strange taxiing the T6 through the open parkland of the Heveningham Estate in the T6.
The T6 isn’t the nicest handling aircraft in the world, but it’s not difficult to fly despite what some people would have you believe. It’s quite heavy on the controls, solid in the air and fairly straightforward to land, but it will bite if you don’t take charge of it! It is pretty much a flying tank, but as they are now old girls, they should be flown with mechanical sympathy and the engine handled properly to preserve them for the future. All the same it is still one of my favourite aeroplanes to fly when I get the chance. #at6d #t6 #texan #t6texan #t6harvard #warbird #flying #aviation #aviationphotography #avgeek #avporn #loveairshows #pilot #pilotlife #heveninghamhall
Nolinor 737-200 sunrise this fine Saturday morning. I hear they bought a hangar in St Hubert Quebec ;)