Tag: Spitfire

That time a WWII Spitfire helped a Cold War Era Vulcan with Nose Gear Emergency
After it became clear he was having a nose wheel gear issue, a Spitfire of the BBMF called up the tower and asked if there was anyway he could help by giving the Vulcan a visual inspection from underneath the aircraft… Taken on Sep. 5, 2015 by Jonathan Winton the unique video in...
Tempest Vs FCAS: Sixth Generation Fighter Comparison
The Tempest would be more than just an aircraft: when operational, it will boast capabilities far beyond any jet ever built so far. The Tempest sixth generation fighter has moved a step closer to becoming a reality with the confirmation of a partnership deal with Sweden. The aircraft will replace the Royal...
Here's how the Israeli Air Force gets its squadron emblems
"For a long time, tail emblems were censored because of security concerns. Fictional ones were invented in order to confuse the enemy. The fictional emblems made sure that the enemy never knew exactly how many aircraft we had," Raanan Weiss, Israeli Air Force graphic designer The following article, titled The Meaning of an Emblem and written by Nuphar Blitt, explains...
Pilot creates Spitifre shape over England to honor those who took part in the Battle of Britain
The reason for this flight is, as 2018 is the year of the 100th anniversary of the RAF, so to remember ‘The Few’ (the pilots) and also the many (ground crew, fabricators) and particularly the forgotten people involved in the Battle of Britain So many wonderful things are taking place all over the U.K. as the Royal Air Force (RAF)...
Sergeant Alan Robinson lost a leg in a motorcycle accident Sergeant Alan Robinson, a Royal Air Force (RAF) airman who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident has become the first amputee to fly solo in a Spitfire since World War II aces Douglas Bader and Colin “Hoppy” Hodgkinson. Robinson, an aircraft engineer based at RAF Waddington, was awarded The Spitfire...