By Dave O’Malley In 1967, just 22 years after the end of the Second World War, when the producers of the epic motion picture Battle of Britain contracted with the legendary Group Captain Hamish Mahaddie, RAF to wrangle extant Spitfires from across the United Kingdom, there were only 14 airworthy examples in the world — from a full production run[Read More…]
Vintage Wings of Canada
As many readers will be well aware, Vintage Wings of Canada recently re-flew their FG-1D Corsair after a three-year operational hiatus. Flying a vintage warbird after such a long time spent in the hangar requires a great deal of vigilance, not just on the part of the maintenance crew, but also of the pilot who takes her aloft. Vintage Wings[Read More…]
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to feel the roar of Merlin engines as they literally rumble through your very soul…. or to almost taste the faint yet hypnotic scent of hydraulic fluid and engine oil that lives in every WWII aeroplane… or the glorious sight from your cockpit window of iconic warbirds in close formation as you carve your way through the air over some of the most[Read More…]
Every month we look forward to receive the newsletter from Dave O’Malley, director of marketing for Vintage Wings Of Canada. Every month Dave writes amazing stories telling the tales Canadian aviators,aircraft and national aviation heritage. This month’s newsletter is about a very unique aircraft called Hillson FH.40.