On Board The Lancaster PA474

Ever since I was a kid, I've had a love for the Avro Lancaster that flies with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This love is probably entirely…


P51 Mustang low level fly by

The P51 Mustang - "I Can Build You A Faster Aircraft Than The Spitfire XIX" - Lee Atwood.

It makes a great headline but it's also the bold claim made by P51 Mustang designer. A few years ago now, in 1999 I was privileged to attend a talk…


The Flying Lesson - A Short Movie

Here's a great short movie recently released. The Flying Lesson is an ambitious action/drama short film involving air-to-air stunt sequences with a…


Breitling Air Race Commercial - So Much To Like...

Any video that starts with a head on shot of a P51 Mustang and a Merlin V12 soundtrack has got to be a Good Thing. Add in some pretty cool air to air…


Two Lancasters, Reunited.

I've got a lump in my throat just typing this. My hairs on my arms are twitching just with the thought of two Lancaster bombers flying in formation…


English Electric Lightning Returns to the Skies

Here at Historic Racer we love aviation, especially Cold War jets. The tragedy of losing one of the South African based Lightning fighters a few…


Photo Of The Day - The Legends

Actually, quite possibly photo of the week, the month, the year... One of the most atmospheric images I've seen in a long while of Ray Hanna and the…


The Accidental Fighter Pilot

Anyone with a passion for aviation will have head the tale of the Royal Air Force ground technician who accidentally took off in an English Electric…


Into The Wind - The Controversial Heroes

I grew up on a diet of tales from my Grandfather, an airframe mechanic serving in the Royal Air Force throughout World War Two. He worked on…


Magnum Helicopter Returns to Hawaii

It must have been a great lifestyle. A private detective, living in the grounds of a millionaire's estate, a free Ferrari 308 GTS to drive and a…


Wing Commander Ken Wallis, Aviator. 1916 - 2013

Wing Commander Ken Wallis passed away on 1st September. To the layman, he was famous as the pilot of Little Nellie, the James Bond gyrocopter. To…


PBY Catalina and Dornier Do24 ATT Flying Boats

Here's a lovely short video by Yannick Barth and Aeromedia Concept showing a pair of majestic flying boats at AirPower 2009 in Switzerland. I've…


The Only Helicopter Movie You'll Ever Need To Watch

Forget Airwolf and Stringfellow Hawke, forget Mash and those lovely old Bell 47's, this is the only helicopter movie you'll ever need to watch.…


Mosquito Over Auckland, New Zealand

Here's a great video from New Zealand of a photo shoot over Auckland of the newly built DH Mosquito KA114. Destined for a life in the sunshine of…


Up Close And Personal With XH558

XH558. Two letters and three numbers that mean a lot to anyone with a passion for aviation and British engineering. XH558 is the RAF serial number of…


Retro TV - Skywatch with Raymond Baxter. 1974

A purely self indulgent post here. If, like me, you were an aviation mad kid growing up in the 1970's you'll recall seeing what are now museum…


Preview - Flying The Feathered Edge

Like many thousands of people, I've admired the legend that is Bob Hoover since I was a small child. His aerobatic routine in the Shrike Commander…


For Sale - Lockheed Electra 12A 1941

The name Kidston will be familiar to serious players in the classic car and historic motorsport markets and indeed don't stop by their website unless…


Breitling - Too Late Baby

Ok, so this is a bit of a corny advert by Breitling, but I'll let them off this time for two reasons. One of the pretty damn fit girl on the hardtail…


Bose A20 review- we test the BOSE A20 aviation headset

BOSE A20 Review of the active noise cancelling Aviation Headset

I'm a big admirer of BOSE sound. Their R&D department have developed the most stunningly small yet powerful music systems over the years and their…


Jetranger Airshow Inside a Football Stadium

Apologies for yet another aviation video post, but after being given the heads up on this amazing flying, it cannot pass without comment. As the…