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Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook The  Boeing CH-47 Chinook  is an American twin-engine,  tandem rotor   heavy-lift   helicopter . Its primary roles are troop movement, artillery placement and battlefield resupply. It has a wide loading ramp at the rear of the fuselage ...
Boeing CH-47 Chinook The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its primary roles are troop movement, artillery placement and battlefield resupply. It has a wide loading ramp a...
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The View From Mill Hill

Sat on a hill in Shoreham, UK to watch the airshow for free on Sunday having spent Saturday inside the airfield. The weather was great and the view quite nice too. Here's a couple of Spitfires flying over Lancing College. Hogwarts anyone?

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Business Class 1935

The de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly was a 1930s British twin-engined luxury touring biplane built by the De Havilland Aircraft Company at Hatfield Aerodrome


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The Last Vulcan

The Avro Vulcan is a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. Aircraft manufacturer A V Roe & Co (Avro) designed the Vulcan.
Although the aircraft’s armament was primarily a nuclear weapon, in a conventional secondary role it was possible for the Vulcans to carry up to 21 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs.148 Since the 1960s, the RAF’s Vulcan squadrons had conducted routine training missions in practice for performing conventional bombing missions in addition to nuclear strike missions.
The only combat missions involving the Vulcan took place in 1982 during the Falklands War with Argentina. This was also the only time V-bombers took part in conventional warfare. The missions flown by the Vulcans became known as the Black Buck raids, which flew 3,889 mi (6,259 km) from Ascension Island to Stanley on the Falklands. On 1 May, the first mission was conducted by a single Vulcan that flew over Port Stanley and dropped its bombs on the airfield concentrating on the single runway, with one direct hit, making it unsuitable for fighter aircraft. The Vulcan’s mission was quickly followed up by strikes against anti-air installations, flown by British Aerospace Sea Harriers from nearby Royal Navy carriers.
In total, three missions were flown against the airfield, two further missions to launch missiles at radar installations; another two missions were cancelled. Victor tankers conducted the air-to-air refuelling; approximately 1.1 million gal (5 million L) of fuel were used in each mission. At the time, these missions held the record for the world’s longest-distance raids. The Vulcan’s ECM system was effective at jamming Argentine radars, British aircraft in the vicinity had a greatly reduced chance of coming under effective fire. Five Vulcans were selected for the operation; their bomb bays were modified, the flight refuelling system that had long been out of use was reinstated, the electronics updated, and new wing pylons fitted to carry an ECM pod and Shrike anti-radar missiles at wing hardpoint locations originally installed for carrying Skybolt missiles.
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The Vulcan At Beachy Head

Delta Lady at Eastbourne, Sussex, UK 
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The Catalina

Shot at an airshow in Shoreham, Sussex, UK and placed in a coastal background from Brighton with textures added using Photoshop.

The Consolidated PBY Catalina, (PB Standing for Patrol Bomber and Y the code assigned to Consolidated Aircraft ) also known as the Canso, was an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations.
During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most numerous aircraft of its kind and the last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. In 2014, nearly 80 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a waterbomber (or airtanker) in aerial firefighting operations all over the world. (Wikipedia)
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The Marines Are Coming


Military Helicopter shot flying over Governors Island, NYC
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Skimming the Waves

P-51D Mustang "Jumpin Jacques" at "Airbourne"
Eastbourne 2014 captured from the Beachy Head Cliff Tops


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Business Travel In The 1930s

The de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
In late 1933, the Dragon Rapide was designed at the de Havilland company as a faster and more comfortable successor to the DH.84 Dragon. It was in effect a twin-engined, scaled-down version of the four-engined DH.86 Express. It shared many common features with the DH.86 Express, including its tapered wings, streamlined fairings and the Gipsy Six engine, but it demonstrated none of the operational vices of the DH.86 Express, and went on to become perhaps the most successful British-built short-haul commercial passenger aircraft of the 1930s


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B-29 Superfortress "Fifi" Cockpit View

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk on the tarmac outside
Republic Airport, Long Island, NY with +John Dillworth 

$750 for a 30 minute flight ride! No I didn't! I can buy a lens for that kind of money!

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Cockpit

P40 Kittyhawk Fighter Plane
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XH558

Britain's last Vulcan delta wing bomber flies for the very last time this month in England as her legal flying life comes to an end. A very sad day for all concerned, crew, public, and especially the airshow visitors who have been thrilled by her displays over the years. I was lucky to see her perform during my recent trip back to Blighty and here she is in all her glory.


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