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We have two mega Ultimate Warbird Flights feature articles coming very soon, with contrasting unpublished perspectives on P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie B' and TF-51D Mustang 'Contrary Mary'. We always strive to entwine the personal and the technical in our Pilot's Notes and From the Hangar articles, and these are no exception - unique, untold stories drawing together the past and present. The first of these will be published in a matter of days, and we can't wait to share them with you all! ... See MoreSee Less

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INTRODUCING 'INSIGHTS'

We are pleased to introduce The Vintage Aviation Echo’s new Insights series. These regular featurettes will give a voice to pilots, engineers, owners, operators and volunteers within the historic aviation scene, offering a window into the often overlooked workings of vintage aeroplane preservation.

While our big From the Hangar and Pilot’s Notes feature-length articles will continue to provide in-depth coverage of historic aeroplanes from across the globe, Insights will be more frequent, shorter in length and more informal. They will give us the opportunity to share unique unpublished viewpoints penned by industry personalities, illustrated by the usual standard of vibrant photography.

Our first Insight, ‘On the road with the Bristol Scout’, will be published on Thursday morning at 8am, as David Bremner (Bristol Scout: Rebuilding Grandad's Aircraft) describes the logistical challenges of disassembling and transporting his reproduction 1915 Bristol Scout to airshows and events across the UK and Europe. Be sure to check back tomorrow to read all about it!
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The Vintage Aviation Echo

Pilot's Notes - On Silvered Wings: Charlie Brown on flying the sole surviving Hawker Fury.

The Historic Aircraft Collection's Hawker Fury K5674 is one of the most prized aeroplanes in historic aviation. Restored to exquisite standards by Retrotec Ltd, K5674 is a modern-day looking glass into the lesser known history of the interwar RAF. In our latest Pilot's Notes, we delve into the Fury's interwar history and its often overlooked legacy, whilst pilot Charlie Brown offers unique unpublished insight into the operation and handling of "the most photogenic, beautiful silver biplane ever produced". The definitive Hawker Fury Mk.I article, this is a must-read for vintage aviation aficionados.

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