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Name: Bertrand Brown
Date registered: April 23, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Shoreham disaster death toll rises — August 24, 2015
  2. Dramatic Hawker Hunter crash at the Shoreham Airshow — August 22, 2015
  3. First flight for Bugatti 100P — August 20, 2015
  4. Video: Messerscmitth Bf 109G-2 test flight at Meier Motors — August 16, 2015
  5. 45 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheim for Battle of Britain Day Flypast ! — August 15, 2015

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  1. Mid-air collision at Duxford — 29 comments
  2. Burmese Spitfires: are they really there? — 19 comments
  3. A Potez 63-11 will soon fly in Texas — 14 comments
  4. Burmese Spitfire excavation to start soon — 14 comments
  5. Anna Walker belly-lands Seafire in France — 13 comments

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Aug 24 2015

Shoreham disaster death toll rises

The latest information provided by Sussex police services concerning the tragic crash that took place on Saturday is that it is “highly probable that eleven people were killed” and that the final figure could be as high as 20. Fifty-one year old pilot Andy Hill was pulled from the wreckage of the aircraft and is …

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Aug 22 2015

Dramatic Hawker Hunter crash at the Shoreham Airshow

A Hawker Hunter crashed this afternoon during a display at the Shoreham Airshow in southern England. The aircraft fell near a road, and several cars were caught in the blast. The first reports indicate seven people were killed, with another four seriously wounded who were evacuated and some fifteen people presenting minor wounds which were treated …

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Aug 20 2015

First flight for Bugatti 100P

The Bugatti 100P built by The Bugatti 100P Project flew for the first time today. The flight was only a short hop meant to confirm the aircraft’s characteristics and handling and was made by Scotty Wilson, who reported the aircraft handled well on all axis. It flew at an altitude of 100 ft and reached 110 knots. …

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Aug 16 2015

Video: Messerscmitth Bf 109G-2 test flight at Meier Motors

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Aug 15 2015

45 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheim for Battle of Britain Day Flypast !

On Battle of Britain day, September 15th, a formation of 45 aircraft will take off from Goodwood aerodrome36 Supermarine Spitfires, 8 Hawker Hurricanes and the only airworthy Bristol Blenheim. The formation will be led from the back seat of a twin-seat Spitfire by Wing Commander Tom Neil, DFC, AFC, AE, a 95-year old Battle of …

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Aug 14 2015

360×180° video of Heritage Flight P-51 Mustang and F-22 Raptor formation

If you haven’t seen this yet on Warbirds News, chances are you’ll love it. This remarkable video by Lyle Jansma allows the viewer (if his browser permits it) to immerse in a Heritage Flight comprising a P-51 Mustang and F-22 Raptor. Start the video, and drag the image around to see what it’s all about. …

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Aug 13 2015

Collings Foundation acquires B-17 Flying Fortress, Bf 109, P-38 Lightning, and P-40 Warhawk

The Collings Foundation has announced that it has acquired several warbirds from the collection of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Shady Lady” (s/n 44-83785), which is technically airworthy and should fly again in 2017. The foundation already operates a B-17, and this new arrival will make it possible for the “Wings of Freedom …

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Aug 12 2015

Messerschmitt Bf 109G flies in Germany

The Messerschmitt Bf 109G D-FOON belonging to The Fighter Factory has been restored to airworthiness by Meier Motors and made it maiden flight yesterday with Charlie Brown at the controls. Another test flight took place today, and in-flight photos were taken.

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Aug 09 2015

Fieseler Storch damaged in crash-landing in France

The Fieseler 156 Storch F-AZDA (ex-Morane-Saulnier 505 F-BBUG), operated by Aéro Rétro of Saint Rambert d’Albon was heavily damaged in a field landing near Chambéry, France. The pilot was slightly wounded. The aircraft was to participate in the Bourget lake airshow that is taking place today. The French Air Police has launched an investigation. Source (with photos): Le Dauphiné

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Aug 07 2015

Video: Mosquito .75 accident aftermath

Source: Panoranews

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Aug 07 2015

Crewmember seriously injured in Mosquito 3/4 replica accident in France

In yet another incident in just a few days, a crewmember has been seriously injured in the accident of the Mosquito .75, a 3/4-scale de Havilland Mosquito replica built by RRAA (Reconstructions et répliques d’avions anciens). After a safe landing at Fontenay-le-Comte, the aircraft is reported to have flipped over while taxiing. Source: Ouest France

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Aug 05 2015

Last “Dambusters” pilot Les Munro passes away

Squadron Leader John Leslie “Les” Munro, CNZM, DSO, QSO, DFC, JP, the last surviving pilot of the “Dambuster raid”, passed away on 4 August 2015 in New Zealand, aged 96. Munro was born in 1919 and joined the RNZAF in 1941. He made a first tour of operations with No 97 Squadron flying the Manchester …

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Aug 02 2015

Folland Gnat pilot killed in airshow crash

Another accident occured yesterday in Great-Britain, with more tragic consequences. Kevin Whyman was killed in the crash of Folland Gnat XR538 he was demonstrating at the Carfest North show in Cheshire in the United-Kingdom. Aged 39, Whyman was married and had a young daughter. He was a city worker and Cambridge University graduate, and one …

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Aug 02 2015

Spitfire Mk IX MK912 crashes at Biggin Hill

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX MK912 was heavily damaged yesterday at Biggin Hill when it lost power shortly after take-off. Its pilot Dan Griffith managed to settle the aircraft down and limit the damage, and was only lightly wounded. The Spitfire was seriously damaged but its owners have pledged to restore it to airworthiness. Sources: The Telegraph …

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Jul 22 2015

Rimowa to produce several new-build Junkers F13

Rimowa, manufacturer of aluminium and polucarbonate luggage, will build several Rimowa F13, based on the famous Junkers F13 of 1919, the world’s first all-metal commercial aircraft. The first flight and certification should take place in 2016, and it is already possible to place an order for these aircraft. Some safety modifications will distinguish the Rimowa …

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