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So far Duncan Monk has created 38 blog entries.

Duxford VE Day 70th Anniversary Airshow

The 8th May 1945 - Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day as it is more commonly known, was celebrated for the 70th time earlier this month. Over the weekend 23/24 May 2015 IWM Duxford held its own dedication to those that fought both in the air and on the ground - The Duxford VE [...]

By | May 29th, 2015|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|1 Comment

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2015

Now in its 16th consecutive year, the Abingdon Air & Country Show - under the leadership of Neil Porter and his dedicated team - excelled themselves again by bringing together a fantastic family day out, despite somewhat challenging conditions both before and during the show. Duncan Monk & Adam Duffield report. The traditional season opener [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

Dawlish Air Show 2014

The quiet and quaint seaside town of Dawlish is one of the smallest yet highly attended airshows of the season. The award winning show put on by Kev Wills and his team brings families and enthusiasts en masse to this natural amphitheatre. Duncan Monk reports from a packed Smugglers Hill. The Dawlish Airshow has a [...]

By | August 27th, 2014|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|3 Comments

NATO Tiger Meet 2014

The NATO Tiger Association (NTA) held their latest NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) at Schleswig-Jagel Air Base in Northern Germany. 11 countries took part and with a number of stunning tiger schemes on offer, the Spotters days were much anticipated. Duncan Monk reports from a blustery Germany. Home to Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 "Immelmann" (AKG 51) flying the [...]

By | July 2nd, 2014|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

Danish Airshow 2014

The bi-annual Danish Air Show took place at Karup AFB, home of the Royal Danish Air Force's (RDAF) rotary wing fleet, on Sunday 22nd June. Duncan Monk reports from a windswept, but sun drenched Karup. Much was expected from the Danish Air Show 2014 and with a strong line up including two F/A-18 Displays, the [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|Airshow Reports, Event Reports|0 Comments

Midair Squadron

With the 2014 Air Show season quickly upon us, there is always much interest in the displays that will entertain enthusiasts and families up and down the United Kingdom and across Europe. For 2014 there is a new UK based team ready to strut their stuff - Midair Squadron. Duncan Monk reports from the Press [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|News|5 Comments

Interview with George Bacon MBE

George 'Smokey' Bacon MBE is probably best known by airshow regulars as the calming, informative voice to many aviation events up and down the British Isles. However, George’s achievements and roles within the aviation industry go far beyond just commentating on airshows. Duncan Monk talks to George as he takes time out of his busy [...]

By | March 20th, 2014|News|2 Comments

Osprey 25th Anniversary

19th March 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the first flight of Bell Boeing's multi mission military tiltrotor aircraft. Designed to combine the versatility of a conventional helicopter with the long range and high speed performance of a fixed wing turbo prop, Duncan Monk looks at its development, early history, potential customers and future of [...]

By | March 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments