World War I aircraft re-enactment N070970
FESTIVAL OF HISTORY, Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.. World War I aeroplanes in flight. 2007 re-enactment.
Douglas DC-3 AFL03_aerofilms_b1222
Douglas DC-3 airliner. Advertising image prepared by Aerofilms for a client showing rays of sunshine from behind a cloud.The DC-3 entered civilian service with American Airlines in 1936. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
RAF English Electric Lightning F1 flying over the sea in 1968. The Lightning served with the RAF as a fighter or interceptor between 1959 and 1988. Faster and more agile even than many of today's fighter aircraft, its low range and limited payload for armament reduced its usefulness in relation to more recent competitors. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
601 Squadron AFL03_aerofilms_35616
601 SQUADRON. Practice for an RAF display in June 1931. These aircraft are Westland Wapiti Mk.IIA bombers (in service 1928-1942). When the Indian Air Force was founded in 1933 the first four aircraft were the same model. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Pilot and plane AFL03_aerofilms_c19951
Pilot getting into plane. Aerial photographer. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048
An aerial view looking down on an Avro Shackleton Mark II bomber in flight over the Strand as part of a fly-by celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. RAF photography 1956.
USAAF Reconnaissance US_7PH_GP_LOC_247_PO_18
A high altitude oblique taken over Cambridgeshire by the USAAF, March 1944. The main photo reconnaissance aircraft used by the US airforce during World War II was the twin-engine Lockheed F-4/5 Lightning reconnaissance aircraft. With a range of over 450 miles, the unarmed former fighter plane flew from bases in southern England, undertaking photomapping and surveillance using multiple remotely-controlled camera installations.
Heathrow Airport AA073304
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Greater London. A BOAC aircraft with boarding steps to left at Heathrow Airport. Photograph by John Gay in 1970.
Bentley car and aircraft propellers AA087923
HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A Bentley car parked on the runway in front of the British European Airways buildings at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an aircraft visible in the foreground. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1974.
Taken on the first Aerofilms flight AFL03_aerofilms_003
LONDON AERODROME, Hendon. From the first ever Aerofilms flight taking commercial aerial photography in July 1919. Shows the area around Hendon and another aircraft in flight. EPW000003 Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Aerofilms plane in flight AFL03_aerofilms_c325
AEROFILMS PLANE. Commercial aerial photography by biplane was pioneered by Aerofilms from 1919. Here seen in air photoghraphic action is a DeHaviland DH50 in Aerofilms livery. This particular aircraft, G-EBFN was built in 1923 and trialled by Sir Alan Cobham who used it to win the 1924 Kings Cup Air Race.The date of this photograph is unknown. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Austin van and aircraft propellers AA087965
HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A view of an Austin van parked on the apron outside the British European Airways aircraft hangar at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an aircraft in the foreground. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1974.
Biplane flight AFL03_aerofilms_c169
De Havilland DH9s flying in formation. From a copy negative made in 1923. Designed in 1916 by Airco, it first saw action with the Royal Flying Corps over the Western Front in 1917, but the aircraft went out of service with the RAF in 1920. Large numbers were subsequently exported for use by Commonwealth Air Forces or were adapted for use by civilian air transport companies. Some adaptations remained in use until 1936. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Parachutist descending 1930s. Jumping off the trailing edge of the lower wing of a biplane. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Crashed aircraft. People in rowing boat investigating the wreckage. AVRO504K in Southwark boating lake, March 1920. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Dirigible and aircraft AFL03_aerofilms_b2308
Dirigible and BE2 aircraft, pre-war, no date or location. This small unidentified airship is probably a Royal Navy submarine spotter, flying the white ensign and being attended by a number of naval personnel. The Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 in the foreground was widely used from 1914, most successfully against Zeppelin raiders in 1916, but thereafter was largely used for training. This example is missing its tail fin but retains its rudder and may have been decommissioned. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Swordfish over Blackpool AFL03_aerofilms_a212942
A Fairey Swordfish Mk.II flying over Blackpool in 1971. This type of torpedo bomber was used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during World War 2. It was used successfully at the Battle of Taranto in 1940 and in attacks that crippled the German battleship Bismarck in 1941, as well as during anti-submarine operations throughout the war. This example is still in flying condition as part of the Royal Navy Historic Flight. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Wing walking AFL03_aerofilms_c14653
Avro 504. Wing walking without a harness. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Visiting dignitary AFL03_aerofilms_b730
Dignitary and airmen at Heston Aerodrome. The plane in the background is a Spartan Cruiser passenger aircraft operated by Spartan Air Lines Limited on the London-Cowes (Isle of Wight) route between 1933 and 1935. It crashed in the Channel in May 1935. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Hurricane aircraft DP035687
RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. A lone Hurricane aircraft, many of which were based at RAF Coltishall, makes a final fly past during the closing ceremony.