Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

British fighters roundup (Image by Luigino Caliaro)

World Biggest Gathering of Spitfires and Hurricanes Planned for Next Summer

RAF Northolt, near London, England traces its heritage back to early 1915, when the fragile and ponderous BE2c “fighters” of the Royal Flying Corps flew from the nascent base to take on the Zeppelin scourge. It held a fine tradition in WWII as well, when the men of 303 Squadron (Polish) in their Hawker Hurricanes took on the seemingly unbeatable Luftwaffe during[Read More…]

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster B.X in formation with the Vintage Wings of Canada fighters during the Battle of Britain flypast over Ottawa in 2011.

One of a Kind Opportunity to See Two Lancasters Flying in Formation

Warbirds News was excited to learn this morning that an event, long talked about, but most doubted possible is set to happen this summer. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will be flying their Avro Lancaster B.X across the Atlantic Ocean to the United Kingdom to take part in a series of displays alongside the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This[Read More…]

2013 RAF Cosford Air Show Roster Continues to Grow for June 9th Event

2013 RAF Cosford Air Show Roster Continues to Grow for June 9th Event

With just a couple of weeks remaining until the 2013 RAF Cosford Air Show, organizers have confirmed a complete line-up of flying displays for Sunday June 9th, but are hinting that there are still more aerial displays to be added as the date of the show approaches. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of RAF Cosford and there is a[Read More…]

PZ865 when it last wore the SEAC colour scheme

A Quick Maintenance Update On The Hurricane PZ865

Hurricane PZ865 was the last of 14,533 Hurricanes produced. Right out of the factory it carried the Inscription ‘The Last of the Many’ on her port and starboard sides. Keen to preserve the last Hurricane ever built, Hawkers purchased the aircraft back from the Air Ministry and kept it in storage at Langley. Nowadays the Hurricane PZ865 (Mk IIc) is[Read More…]