Bournemouth Aviation Museum: open cockpits and friendly people

Bournemouth is famed for its beaches, its cliffs and its pier but it has played key roles in British aviation through the decades. A flying boat departure point at Poole,

Boeing 737 Max 8: lessons from history

Boeing’s 737 Max 8 has been grounded for over seven weeks at the time of writing this article. This followed concerns over the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) fitted to

Book review – CVW: US Navy Carrier Air Wing Aircraft 1975-2015, Volume One

CVW: US Navy Carrier Air Wing Aircraft 1975-2015, Volume One by Mike Crutch. 325pp. Published by A9 Aviation. ISBN 978-0-906339-10-7. £9.99 (ebook) “It’s time to buzz the tower…” “Splash the

Is British Airways turning a corner?

Is British Airways turning a corner? Earlier this week British Airways launched a new seat for its Club World business class which took industry pundits and frequent travellers alike by

de Havilland Aircraft Museum review

Welcome to this de Havilland Aircraft Museum review. Dedicated to the history of one of Britain’s most significant aircraft manufacturers, this museum is a bit of a hidden gem containing

The Concorde Story: 50 years on

Today, Saturday 2 March 2019, marks 50 years since the first flight of Concorde. On Sunday 2 March 1969, Concorde prototype F-WTSS took to the skies for the first time

Heathrow Queen’s Building – part 2

Aviation is a fast-paced business. Airlines come and go, liveries change, aircraft types enter service – or are retired. Following on from my previous article on the Heathrow Queen’s Building,

New England Air Museum review

Welcome to this New England Air Museum review. If you’ve visited a fair few aviation museums, as I have, then you’ll know it’s fair to say they vary in quality.

Bromma to Arlanda: Scandinavia part two

RAF Tornado final flypast