Top 10 Aerial Dogfights in Movie History

Aerial combat is a special category of battle and when ace pilots face off on film the effect can be full-throttle pulse-pounding. As long as there have been planes in war, there have been directors trying to capture that feeling. Here’s our Top 10 Aerial Dogfights of All Time!   #10: Top Gun (1986) Director: Tony Scott We know it’s unorthodox to up this quintessential battle at the lowest slot on the list, but trust us, it’ll whet your appetite for what’s to come. #9: Wings (1927) Director: William A Weldon Wings pretty much invented the filming techniques that have stayed with aerial dogfight filmmaking for the next nine decades. Except that stuff with green screens. #8: The Red Baron (2008) Director: Nikolai Müllerschön We...

RAAF Williamtown Museum

RAAF Williamtown Museum

On the return trip back to Melbourne we decided to swing past the museum at the edge of the Newcastle Airport – named fightertown.   ...

Hunter Valley Airshow

Hunter Valley Airshow

I attended the Hunter Valley Airshow 2017 on Sunday the 28th of January – on a 37°C Scorcher! My camera decided to pack it in and made itself very difficult to operate, hence no airborne photographs 🙁   ...

73-year-old spitfire mystery solved

73-year-old spitfire mystery solved

More than 70 years after Flight Sergeant Colin Duncan fought his way from the burning cockpit of his Spitfire, its twisted wreckage — spotted from the air by pilots in recent months — is set to become a museum piece. The crash site, in a rarely- visited patch of Litchfield National Park far from established tracks, was described in military records as “rough country” and is likely why Duncan’s plane, unlike many other wrecks, remained undiscovered and unpilfered. The remoteness of the crash site — which is now protected by the Heritage Act — is likely also why rescue crews took five days to reach Duncan after he crashed on June 30, 1943. In following days, his mates dropped him food and cigarettes along with a note saying: “You owe me a beer for...

Cliffs of Dover Commemorative Flypast

During the summer of 2015 a flypast involving around 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Bristol Blenheim took place over Buckingham Palace as part of the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Aircraft from across the UK, US and Europe took off from Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex.

Sea Traders

Sea Traders