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Classic Wings latest Dragon Rapide undergoing maintenance. (photo by Geoff Jones)

A Third deHavilland Dragon Rapide for Duxford’s Classic Wings

When thinking of classic 1930’s era biplanes, the deHavilland Dragon Rapide has to come near the very top for shear elegance and beauty alone. Such is the dedication to the type that there are a small number of these beautiful aircraft in flying condition around the world, but one organization in Duxford, England has just added a third example to its fleet,[Read More…]

The magnificent Bristol Blenheim, superbly restored from a Canadian Bolingbroke Mk.IV into a Blenheim Mk.I by the Aircraft Restoration Company. (photo by Alessandro Taffetani)

Flying Legends 2015 – Airshow Report

Text and Photography by Alessandro Taffetani The Flying Legends air show at Duxford airfield in England, is a regular July appointment for all WWII aircraft aficionados in Europe: the two-day event is the biggest gathering of WWII aircraft in the whole continent and sees participants and visitors from all over the world. As many will know, the venue itself is a special[Read More…]

John Romain at the controls of Blenheim Mk.I L6739 as she takes off on her first post-restoration flight on November 20th. (photo by Ashley Stephenson via Global Aviation Resource)

The Bristol Blenheim Flies!

As reported on Thursday, November 20th by Global Aviation Resource, the world finally has an airworthy Bristol Blenheim again. Under the golden light of the setting sun, the Aircraft Restoration Company’s owner and chief pilot John Romain took Blenheim Mk.I L6739 up on a short first flight from his base at the former RAF Duxford near Cambridge, England. The sweet thrum of the Blenheim’s[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 8 comments IWM Duxford, Warbird Restorations
FIAT CR42 rigged in December 2013 at Audley End (with Vintage Fabrics). Image by Geoff Jones.

The Fighter Collection’s Fiat CR.42 Falco – Restoration Update

Based upon an article by Geoff Jones: The Fiat CR42 Falco was one of the most charismatic and capable biplane fighters at the start of World War Two. At a time when most aircraft designers were creating sleek, monoplane fighters, Celestino Rosatelli – who was behind some of Italy’s successful Schneider Trophy racers – was still convinced that the bi-plane fighter[Read More…]

Duxford 2014 Air Shows Open For Business

Duxford 2014 Air Shows Open For Business

The Museum has announced that the  tickets for our 2014 air shows are now available to buy.IWM Duxford’s spectacular air shows attract visitors from all over the world for the thrilling flying displays and unique atmosphere of our historic airfield.