Legends – the true meaning

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 …

Gladiator in the prizes

Gloster Gladiator II G-GLAD takes second place in the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation concours d’elegance at Goodwood Revival. Even after a through preparation by the boys and girls at TFC, and a flyaway crew to add show sparkle on arrival at Goodwood, we were narrowly beaten into the runner up spot by a superbly detailed Cessna 195 Business Liner. …

TFC at Duxford September Airshow

Our photo report on TFC at the show on Saturday and  Sunday, others will have pictures on the internet  of Lancasters, a 727 and other assorted  goodies.  A much busier day  for us on the stand and VEAO in the hangar.  Video of our planes in action will be along later:

Where to find us this weekend

OK, The DCS guys are in the hangar with P40, P-51, Fw190 demos and more. Friends of TFC are out by hangar 3 in a marquee thingy with merchandise, goodys , membership renewals and people who like to talk about old aeroplanes. The Fighter Collection have a few aeroplanes in the display, you can check out some of the practice …

More Preparations for the Weekend

At Duxford today even the slightly murky weather could not put a stop to TFC activity, with the H75 having an air test, Gladiator and the Willis jeep departing for the Goodwood Revival and the P-40F was also up for a test flight. On the subject of the P-40F, our friends at VEAO have sent us an exclusive public release images …

Duxford September Airshow update number 1

As usual it is a busy  lead up to the  September  airshow  with  engine and airtests.  The P40F was out today  for a run up.  That brings us rater  neatly on to the  weekend and what you  can see from the Fighter  Collection.   We will have more news as  the  week  rolls on. As  well as   a number of our …