Duxford Revisited – Old Footage from Duxford Air Display

A compilation of some old footage from a visit to an air display at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford back in 2009 that was thought to have been lost. Continue reading “Duxford Revisited – Old Footage from Duxford Air Display”

de Havilland Comet, tragic and heroic, the world’s first jet airliner

De Havilland CometThe de Havilland Comet was the world’s first jet airliner and the first to operate a jet-powered transatlantic service. The Comet began carrying passengers on 2 May 1952, when BOAC introduced the aircraft on its London to Johannesburg route. Continue reading “de Havilland Comet, tragic and heroic, the world’s first jet airliner”

Gloster Meteor: First Operational Jet Fighter of WWII

Gloster Meteor F3 - FI C 420x260The innovative Gloster Meteor was Britain’s first jet fighter and the first operational jet fighter of the Second World War. The aircraft, which was designed by the Gloster Aircraft Company’s acclaimed chief designer, George Carter, first flew on 5 March 1943. Continue reading “Gloster Meteor: First Operational Jet Fighter of WWII”