Aviation Links

Carpetbagger Museum The Carpetbagger Aviation Museum was formed in 1993 for the 50 th Anniversary reunion of the USAAF's 801st / 492 nd Bomb Group (The Carpetbaggers) at Harrington. It is housed in the Group Operations Building on the Administration Site of the former Station 179 airfield at Harrington, Northamptonshire.

fly2help Fly 2 help is a leading UK aviation charity operating in the UK set up by a team of passionate aviators who are committed to helping others enjoy the inspiration and life enhancing privileges that being in the air can provide.

Warfare Published every other month, each issue contains articles on major historical events, anniversaries and areas of historical interest along with current news and events. Warfare is presented in a modern and readable style loaded with videos, animated content and interactive adverts. Our carbon neutral magazine is distributed world wide and can be viewed online or downloaded (free of charge).

Aviation and Aerospace in Hatfield For people interested in the history of aviation - and the history of British aviation in particular - Hatfield Aerodrome (later called Hatfield Airfield) is sacred ground as home to The de Havilland Aircraft Company, which later became part of Hawker Siddeley and then British Aerospace. Aviation and aerospace are two of humanity's success stories of the 20 th Century. From the first heavier-than-air powered flight by the Wright Brothers in 1903 to the Apollo Moon landing in 1969, never before in human history have we gone so far in such a short space in time - literally out of this world.

Sky Dreams If you've ever dreamt of flight then this selection of flying lessons will no doubt tempt you into the cockpit of your own plane and have you airborne in no time. Sky Dreams have partnered with experience providers across the country to offer wide-ranging flights from a simple trial in 2 and 4 seat aircraft, extreme aerobatic flights and the opportunity to fly WW2 aircraft legends such as the Harvard and the Tiger Moth.

Gatwick Airport Guide Welcome to the Gatwick Airport Guide - the definitive resource to help you find everything you need when travelling to, from and around Gatwick Airport.

Bawdsey Radar Our aim is to restore the Transmitter Block at Bawdsey, Suffolk, to create a unique exhibition, educational facility and visitor attraction. High-tech displays will explain how radar was invented, the central role that Bawdsey played in this and how both saved Britain during the Battle of Britain.

Aircrew Remembrance Society The aim of this website is to perpetuate the memory of airmen from all nations, those who fought and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the 1939 - 45 air war over the United Kingdon & Europe.

El Adem Radio Service The El Adem Radio Service, known to all as TEARS, began broadcasting from a Nissan hut at Royal Air Force Station El Adem during 1958.

UK Airport News uk-airport-news.info is the UK's first and only complete UK airport news website.

There is so much going on at UK airports, that it's hard to keep track. And this is where we can help. We scour online and offline news sources every day for news about UK airports. We read the stories and the press releases, pick out the facts, and we post them on this website.

Midland Air Museum Our exhibits range from the magnificent Avro Vulcan bomber through more than 30 other historic aircraft, both civil and military, aero engines and other artefacts, to a wide range of memorabilia. We're particularly proud of our collection of material relating to Sir Frank Whittle, the Coventry-born engineer who designed thjet engine which made modern high-speed aircraft and economical air travel possible. The Museum houses a heritage centre dedicated to the memory of Sir Frank and his marvellous inventive genius.

www.ww2fighterpilots.com E.A.W. Smith served in the Royal Air Force for over five years, in the Second World War. He was a fighter pilot, who flew Spitfires in ninety operational missions. He is an authority of air to ground warfare.

His war book, Spitfire Diary was published in 1988, by Wm. Kimber, London. It was republished in the United States in 1995 by Eakin Press, Austin, Texas. A third trade paperback edition was published by Eakin Press in 2000 and contains an important addendum, relating to the book and the war. Spitfire Diary captivated many reviewers, including such notables as Walter Cronkite, who wrote:

This is a most unusual and very special book. Almost half a century after World War II, here comes a volume of personal reminiscence, a collection of diary and letters that takes you right into the Spitfire cockpit, the briefing room, the ward room, the barracks in a manner that few novels and no histories have ever done. Ex-Spitfire pilot Smith, with his utter disdain for literary pretense, has given us an unusual candid, colorful, and yes, affectionate picture of the brave and brazen men of the RAF. I found the book to be a real delight.

http://www.uk-warbirds.net

Wartime Memories World War Two was perhaps one of the most traumatic times in recent history. The fighting and hardships affecting the whole of Europe, the Pacific and having a knock on effect through out the world. Recently it was suggested that a project should be begun to collect the memories of people who have lived through the war. Not just the dramatic events which are usually recorded, but also the everyday memories.

This web site aims to be a collecting point for the project. If you lived through the war years please leave your memories on the form provided or send an e-mail. If you were born after the war and know someone who would like to share their stories, please ask them and add their tale to the collection.

Gatwick Aviation Museum This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British Aircraft from the "golden age" of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970's British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. In this collection there are examples from the major manufacturers of this period. Amongst the list are classic names, English Electric, Avro, de Havilland, Hawker, Fairey, Blackburn, Percival.

Military Aviation Photography A site devoted to Military Aviation Photography with images taken at some of the major airshows and airbases in the UK including, the International Air Tattoo from RAF Cottesmore and RAF Fairford. The annual Air Fete's from RAF Mildenhall. RAe Farnborough and RAF Lakenheath and also a comprehensive Military Aircraft section!

Kiwi Aircraft Images Currently there are over 2500 images of 130 different aircraft types available.

The Belgian Alpha Jets' Homepage

Bud Davisson's airbum.com This is Budd Davisson's personal website and it's packed with 30 years worth of killer photography, pilot reports and all the other stuff he's built his reputation on.

flyins.com Fly-ins, and other aviation gatherings are the heart and soul of aviation. Pilots and enthusiasts love to get together and share their appreciation for all that aviation has to offer. This site is dedicated to that love of aviation, for its advancement, the enjoyment and pure fun of it all!

Bournemouth Aviation Museum is the only UK Charitable Museum dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public at large, amongst others, operational examples of historic military jets and its aircraft are appreciated by the many hundreds of thousands attending UK airshows - including Farnborough.

Thunder & Lightnings BRITISH POST-WAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT

Robinsfyi For anyone with an interest in aviation, commerical, business, general, employment, simulators, military, museums, and the list goes on.

The Air Affair

Wellington Aviation Museum Small museum dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, on one of the many training courses for RAF bomber command.

Old Miles Aircraft Photos from the 40s and 50s, including the Royal Aero Club National Air Races.

Military aviation, Swedish and worldwide Here you'll mainly find technical and historical information on Swedish military aviation.

Thirty Thousand Feet Aviation Links