The Fighter Collection

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…]

Image by Huw Hopkins

The Fighter Collection’s Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat Flying Again

As reported on Global Aviation Resource, The Fighter Collection’s Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat flew for the first time again in roughly five years on May 23rd. TFC’s Chief Pilot, Pete Kynsey, had the honors of taking her aloft again after a protracted period of maintenance by the collection’s maintenance crew and volunteers. The Hellcat has been with the Fighter Collection at[Read More…]

2014 Flying Legends Air Show

2014 Flying Legends Air Show

Legends 2014 Trailer from chris g on Vimeo. The Flying Legends Air Show is famous the world over for its unique presentation of historic piston-engined aircraft in rare combinations and remarkable flying displays.Complimenting the ‘wow!’ factor in the air is the authentic 1940s atmosphere that can be experienced across the museum. It’s the closest you can get to being back[Read More…]

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…]

2013 Flying Legends Air Show at Duxford Promo Clip

2013 Flying Legends Air Show at Duxford Promo Clip

This is a promotional clip for the 2013 Flying Legends Air Show at Duxford in the UK. All footage is taken from the official 2012 Flying Legends Air Show     Tickets for the 2013 show are available HERE. If you want to buy what in my opinion is the best warbird calendar ever click on the image below. The[Read More…]