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Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck DSO, DFC & Two Bars, AFC (1 July 1916 – 5 May 1987) was a British fighter pilot and test pilot.Tuck had claimed 29 enemy aircraft destroyed, two shared destroyed, six probably destroyed, six damaged and one shared damaged.

AVI-8 Honors RAF Ace in New FLYBOY Series

By Stephen Chapis The watchmakers at AVI-8 continue to turn out quality timepieces and the new Flyboy series does not disappoint.  Within this series are three distinct ranges, including one that pays homage to an esteemed World War II Ace from the Royal Air Force. The AV 4048 Flyboy “Tuck” Automatic Edition pays a small tribute to one Robert Stanford[Read More…]

Introducing The Flyboy Camouflage Collection

Introducing The Flyboy Camouflage Collection

Founded in 2006, AVI-8 was created as collaboration between a watch company and a group of aviation industry professionals.  Since their founding AVI-8 has released an incredible array of watches, from vintage style to contemporary elegance.  Now they have released the Flyboy series, which comes in two distinct styles. The Flyboy Camouflage Collection mimics the watches that today’s pilots wear[Read More…]

Introducing the Hawker Harrier II Turbine Timepiece

Introducing the Hawker Harrier II Turbine Timepiece

The Hawker Harrier is one of the world’s most iconic jet combat aircraft. Developed initially as an operational, close-support and reconnaissance fighter aircraft, the Harrier evolved directly from the Hawker P.1127 and the Kestrel F.G.A.1 prototype aircraft. During 1965, Hawker’s supersonic aircraft (P.1154) had been cancelled by the incoming Labour government and so all work at Kingston had ceased. The[Read More…]

AVI-8 Introduces the Lancaster Series

AVI-8 Introduces the Lancaster Series

Leather jackets.  Sunglasses.  Silk scarves.  Big watches.  Clichés though they might be, these items are historically must-haves for pilots.  In the case of the latter, pilots have a multitude of choices from Citizen and Tag Heuer to Brietling and Bremont, all of which add style and class to any wearer whether they are in cockpit or ready room.  However, there[Read More…]

Red Canoe, a Brand Born From Passion for Aviation

Red Canoe, a Brand Born From Passion for Aviation

It is a well known that most aviation enthusiasts collect aviation-themed items of one sort or another.  Who hasn’t gone to an air show or museum without coming away with a special memento or three? Whether it be t-shirts, hats, patches, or other aviation-related ephemera, there is usually something for every wallet range.  However, finding high-quality items for a reasonable[Read More…]