La Ferte Alais

camera hawk, spitfire-mkV, TFC

Harry was  sent to record  TFC at LaFerte this year.   His report is  short on the written word due to   a  strange encounter with   French hospitality, this is what  he remembers: TFC’s deployment to La Ferte Alais this year consisted of the MkVB Spitfire and the Hawk 75, arriving in the safe hands of Nick Grey and Patrice Marchasson respectively, with the Spitfire …

August News and Wallpaper Downloads

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Nearly a  month  since  Flying Legends 2015 , this months wallpaper  is something unique to Flying Legends 2015 , our Hawk 75 & P-36C tucked in close! Elsewhere we are   getting back  to  normal, whatever that is! The online shop is  back after  a break for  Flying Legends and stocktaking.  A change we  have  made for  Friends of  TFC, if …

The day after yesterday

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With all our efforts for the last few months focused on a certain weekend in July (Flying Legends) the morning after is somewhat of an anticlimax and leaves one thinking what on earth do we do now …..? Well the first thing to do is to thank everybody for their time and contribution (our volunteers not only give up their …

Legends – the true meaning

admin corsair, Grumman Bearcat, Grumman Hellcat, hawk, Kittty Hawk P-40F

On Thursday we  had a visitor  to the  hangar. John Cronin was a Fleet Air Arm pilot in 1945, completed his flying training on the Cornell and Harvard before going on to the Martlet (Wildcat) He managed eight deck landings on an aircraft carrier with a collapsed oleo “on the wrong side” which made the take-off swing even worse than …