3 Hurricanes for Old Warden

3 Hurricanes for Old Warden

The arrival of recently restored Hawker Hurricane Mk.II P3717 at Old Warden aerodrome on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 marks the first time in many years that three Hurricanes have resided at the same airfield. Read more


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The Vintage Aviation Echo

The first production North American Mustang Mk.I made its maiden flight on this day in 1941. We are lucky to see many restored airworthy examples of the Mustang lineage flying in several countries worldwide, including both early Allison and later Merlin-powered variants.

The VAE has published in-depth features profiling three such examples. Take a look at our Mustang content at:

Restoration to Reno: John Muszala II on the XP-51 Mustang -

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean in P-51B Mustang 'Berlin Express' -

Setting a world air speed record in P-51 Mustang 'Voodoo' -
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The Vintage Aviation Echo reaches its 1st birthday today, 18 April 2018. Editor Elliott Marsh writes:

If I can be a little self-indulgent for a moment, I'd like to take the opportunity to extend my thanks to all those who have contributed to or supported the VAE during its first year. When we launched on 18 April 2017, we had no idea how well-received or otherwise the website would be, and none of us could have envisaged how rapidly it would grow in a short time span.

The VAE has produced 50 articles over the last year, spanning First World War aviation to afterburning classic jets. Our aim has always been to seek out new perspectives and tell the personal stories behind some of the world's most interesting vintage aeroplanes. We are driven by our passion and enthusiasm for aviation, and we hope that shines through in the written and photographic content we publish.

Over the course of the last 12 months, the VAE has been read by hundreds of thousands of individuals in well over 100 countries worldwide. The rapid growth in readership and reach has pleasantly surprised the whole team, and we extend our sincere thanks to the readers who have supported us during our formative year. You are the very reason we do what we do.

I am proud of the written and photographic content produced by my close friends and colleagues Harry Measures and Huw Hopkins, whose talent continues to inspire. We are also indebted to our good friend Alessando Taffetani, who understood our vision for the VAE and crafted a website that gives us a clean, vibrant, ad-free look quite unlike any other aviation publication. Moreover, I deem it a tremendous privilege to have been given the chance to to work with some of the leading names in the vintage aviation scene during the VAE's first year. I will always be grateful for the opportunity.

All of us at the VAE look forward to sharing our love of historic aviation with you for years to come.

All the very best,
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