Twelve Days of Aircraft – Day Eight.

July's picture on the 2016 CanvasWings calendar

July’s picture on the 2016 CanvasWings calendar

You liked the D.VIII fly past yesterday, today we’re looking at the Spitfire.

Twelve Days of Aircraft – Day Seven

July's picture for the 2016 CanvasWings calendar.

June’s picture for the 2016 CanvasWings calendar.

The FW-190 is June’s photograph. One of my favourite aircraft, the parasol winged Fokker D.VIII, is your aircraft for July.

Twelve Days of Aircraft – Day Six.

May's selection for the 2016 CanvasWings calendar.

May’s selection for the 2016 CanvasWings calendar.

The Nimrod in the sun was your choice yesterday. Today we move a few years on with a choice of two aircraft from world War II.

Twelve Days of Aircraft – Day Five.

April's CanvasWings calendar picture

April’s CanvasWings calendar picture

This photo of the Eindecker was chosen for April. May you can choose one of three Hawker Nimrod’s, a lovey biplane from the 19030’s.

Twelve Days of Aircraft – Day Four.

`The Anson, calendar picture for March

`The Anson, calendar picture for March

You liked the Anson in a steep turn yesterday. Today we look at the world’s first fighter in flight. A choice of four (I couldn’t decide between just two) photographs of one of only two Fokker E.III Eindeckers flying in the world, and I have to say seeing this aircraft off your wing was certainly an experience!

Twelve Days of Aircraft. Day Three.

CanvasWings calendar picture for Febuary.

CanvasWings calendar picture for Febuary.

Yesterday saw the two Fokker Triplane’s get past the post. Today’s choice is between an Anson in a steep turn or the same Anson on a bomb run, dropping a dummy bomb. Head over to Facebook and leave a short comment on your memory of your first flight to go in the draw to win a CD from the ABC Shop.

Twelve Days of Aircraft. Day Two.

January's choice in the 2016 CanvasWings calendar.

January’s choice in the 2016 CanvasWings calendar.

Yesterday you liked the Albatros taking off, today a choice of three formations of WW1 German Air Service aircraft. Leave a comment below on why you voted the way you did and you could win a CD (we’ll pull a name from a hat) thanks to the ABC Shop.

Twelve Days of Aircraft. Day One.

In your first choice, pick between the Albatros at Omaka in April 2015.

Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre and Museum, Lincolnshire.

Duing her visit to the UK, Rhianna took the time to visit a World War 2 airfield from where RAAF bomber squadrons flew. Here are a few photos from the centre.

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Getting to know the Vulcan

Vulcan XH558

The Avro Vulcan forst flew in 1952, and after a varied career with the Royal Air Force was in front line service until 1984, although they served as a display aircraft until 1992. Continue reading