Almost all pilots and aviation fans know the PA-18, otherwise known as the Piper Super Cub, but did you know of the PA-19? The PA-18 Super Cub was introduced by Piper in 1949, and was developed in from the Piper J-3 Cub, which also traces its lineage from the TaylorRead More →

17 December 1903, 10:35 a.m. On this day in 1903, the Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot. Orville and Wilbur Wright, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, had been working on the development of a machine capable of flight since 1899. They started withRead More →

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is a British twin-engined, shoulder-winged multirole combat aircraft, introduced during the Second World War. Unusual in that its frame was constructed mostly of wood, it was nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder”, or “Mossie”.  In 1941, it was one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world.Read More →

B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B is the last remaining airworthy B-17 in Europe. She is based in the UK from where she flies regularly at air shows, memorial flypasts and commemorative events as a memorial to the USAAF in Europe. Since 1982, Sally B has been operated by EllyRead More →

The Aeromod Loadstar Model 100 was a biplane conversion of the Piper PA-18 Super Cub? It’s proof positive that people will take a thing that’s this close to perfect and try to make it…better?  Known as the ‘Aeromod Loadstar Model 100’, this Biplane conversion of the Super Cub, powered byRead More →

The original Hughes H-1 is a racing aircraft built by Hughes Aircraft in 1935. It set a world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record across the United States. During his work on his movie Hells Angels, Howard Hughes  employed Glenn Odekick  to maintain the fleet of over 100 aircraft used in the production. The two menRead More →

During the 1976 National Air Races at Mojave, a stuntman going by the nickname the “The Human Fly” appeared twice riding a DC-8. Standing on a flying DC-8 piloted by well-known pilot Clay Lacy, the “Human Fly” smiled and waved to the crowd below. Spectators looked up in amazement asRead More →

The Hangar 11 Collection based at North Weald comprises four superb airworthy examples of legendary World War 11 fighter aircraft, each with extensive wartime histories. All these special aircraft are regular participants on the UK and European Airshow scene under the Hangar 11 umbrella, operated by Peter Teichman and aRead More →