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Blackburn "Skua" advert, from the Empire Air Day Programme - 1938

A fine illustration of the Blackburn Aircraft Company's "Skua" plane from

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A stylish advert in the 1939 RAF Empire Air Day programme for the Fairey Aviation Company, the artwork is by Richard J Trevethick.

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A cracking ad for the old Blackburn Aircraft Company, of Brough in East Yorkshire, in the 1939 Empire Air Day programme. A Skua seen above ships of the Royal Navy.

Airship, Los Angeles, wind lift incident.On 25 August 1927, while the Los Angeles was tethered at the Lakehurst high mast, a gust of wind caught her tail and lifted it into colder, denser air that was just above the airship. This caused the tail to lift higher. The crew on board tried to compensate by climbing up the keel toward the rising tail, but could not stop the ship from reaching an angle of 85 degrees, before it finally descended. It was able to fly the next day.

On 25 August while the Los Angeles was tethered at the Lakehurst high mast, a gust of wind caught her tail and lifted it into colder, denser air that was just above the airship. This caused the tail to lift h

AL51-039 Loy by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr

Images from an Album showing Naval Air Station Miami circa Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

How low can you go.

Beautiful Warbirds — Some great low level passes by a variety of.

Douglas C-47A Skytrain "Willa Dean" W6-L Ser. No. 44-76791. A Normandy landings painted classic beauty on the go!

Lyon Air Museum feature a pristine collection of historic aircraft and classic vehicles from World War II era. Group tours available.

Supermarine Spitfire | Imperial War Museums.This colour photograph shows 2 clipped-wing Supermarine Spitfire V's of 40 Squadron,South African Air Force (SAAF) serving ground support role with the North-West Africa Tactical Air Force (NWATAF), formerly known as the Western Desert Air Force (WDAF). Effective methods of close co-operation between fighter aircraft and ground troops were developed during the campaigns in North Africa and later used in the campaigns in Italy and in north-west…

AUG 27 1943 French hero Rene Mouchotte’s last flight Two clipped-wing Supermarine Spitfire V’s of No 40 Squadron, South African Air Force serving in a ground support role. accompanied by another Spitfire of the Squadron patrols over the Tunisian coast.

The Fairey Firefly was a British Second World War-era carrier-borne fighter aircraft and anti-submarine aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA).  Role 	Carrier Fighter  Manufacturer 	Fairey Aviation Company, Ltd.  First flight 	22 December 1941  Introduction 	1943  Retired 	1956 (Fleet Air Arm)  Primary user 	Fleet Air Arm  Produced 	1941-1955  Number built 	1,702

Two Fairey Firefly fighter-bombers of 810 Sqn, Fleet Air Arm, overfly the carrier HMS Theseus during the Korean War. Could also be equipped with rockets or more rarely torpedoes. Heavy & slow they were effective however against shipping & ground targets.

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