If you like airplanes then you probably love the Supermarine Spitfire
! Anyone who has ever thought about World War II and the Battle of Britain
surely knows about the legendary Spitfire and the men who flew them. As a pilot I have always loved the sound of those Rolls-Royce Merlin engines
with their distinct sound. Whenever I get the chance I go to an airshow, more to see and hear those legendary aircraft from World War II than the whine of jet engines in the current military aircraft.
Imperial War Museum
In Duxford, England you will find the Imperial War Museum which commemorates the role England has played in the two world wars fought in Europe. On the home page of the "Imperial War Museum Duxford
" you learn about the museum:
IWM Duxford is set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield. Lose yourself for a whole day wandering under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world and get hands-on with our award-winning interactive exhibitions. IWM Duxford is home to an impressive collection of over two hundred aircraft as well as tanks, military vehicles and boats. An original 1917 Belfast hangar hosting the Battle of Britain exhibition contrasts dramatically with the remarkable architecture of the American Air Museum, designed by contemporary British architects Foster and Partners. Opened in 2007, AirSpace tells the story of British and Commonwealth aviation. Its Aircraft Hall is home to over 30 aircraft including an iconic Spitfire, a legendary Lancaster and the fastest-ever Concorde.
Flying Legends Air Show
When it comes to a collection of warbirds it is hard to beat the flying section of the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. But in addition to the static displays each year the museum sponsors an air show which, to say the least, is spectacular! Here is a short video of the warbirds and what you could expect should visit the show in July: [flowplayer src=https://s3.amazonaws.com/All-Things-Aviation/Flying_Legends.mp4 splash=http://pilotsupplies.wpengine.com/images/Spitfire_Splash_Page.jpg]
The Spitfire Warbirds
Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!
John White a/k/a JetAviator7 is an ATP pilot with an MBA in business who enjoys all things aviation and as an online entrepreneur loves providing exceptional products combined with exceptional personal service. Find out more about John on Google+ Share this post on Google+