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Airfield Collection

"Exploring the Rich History of Airfields: From Iconic Aircraft to Aviation Milestones" Step into a world where the sky knows no limits

Background imageAirfield Collection: US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter
Pictured are two US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Multi-Mission Helicopters at Kandahar Airfield in 2010. The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine

Background imageAirfield Collection: R 101 Airship

R 101 Airship
circa 1929: A broadside view of the Airship R101, at its mooring mast at Cardington, Bedford. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageAirfield Collection: Manchester Airport 35014_005

Manchester Airport 35014_005
Manchester Airport, Manchester, 2021

Background imageAirfield Collection: KLM airplanes at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands

KLM airplanes at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Background imageAirfield Collection: A modified auxiliary fuel tank being filled with beer, Bognor Regis, 1944

A modified auxiliary fuel tank being filled with beer, Bognor Regis, 1944
A Norwegian fighter pilot, sat on the wing of his Spitfire, looks on. A technician is writing Joy Juice xxx on the fuel tank

Background imageAirfield Collection: Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious

Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious
Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). RAF Spitfires at a British airfield during the Second World War. Painting in the Imperial War Museum, London. From " Britain In The Air", by Nigel Tangye

Background imageAirfield Collection: CM11 6583 Russell Hennessy, Morris Bullnose

CM11 6583 Russell Hennessy, Morris Bullnose
Russell Hennessy, Morris Bullnose, DS 8723, VSCC, Winter Driving Tests, 5th December 2015, 2015, airfield, Bicester, Bicester Heritage, cars, Chris McEvoy, cjm-photography, competition

Background imageAirfield Collection: Poster, Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day Campaign

Poster, Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day Campaign Air Display (also known as Cobhams Flying Circus), Chapel Farm, Lochgelly Road, Kirkcaldy, 13-14 July 1935. Date: 1935

Background imageAirfield Collection: Concordes First Flight

Concordes First Flight
Front page (not cover) of the Illustrated London News showing the first flight of the supersonic air liner Concorde at the Sud-Aviation airfield at Toulouse. The chief test pilot was M

Background imageAirfield Collection: Westland Lysander warbird in World War II Royal Air Force colors

Westland Lysander warbird in World War II Royal Air Force colors at Old Warden airfield, United Kingdom

Background imageAirfield Collection: Lotus Esprit Sport 350, 1999, Silver

Lotus Esprit Sport 350, 1999, Silver
Lotus Esprit Sport 350 1999 Silver

Background imageAirfield Collection: A U. S. Army Air Forces B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft

A U. S. Army Air Forces B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft
1940s - A U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft sits on an airfield between missions

Background imageAirfield Collection: Airship R 101

Airship R 101
1929: R101, a British airship, which was built in 1929 and was 221 metres (724 feet) long. The airship had dining, sleeping and recreational facilities for 100 passengers

Background imageAirfield Collection: R101

R101
4th October 1930: R101 at its moorings in Cardington, Bedfordshire prior to its departure for India. It crashed en-route. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageAirfield Collection: Airplanes at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Airplanes at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Background imageAirfield Collection: Ferrari 308 GTS and 328 GTS

Ferrari 308 GTS and 328 GTS

Background imageAirfield Collection: Bristol 404 Britain

Bristol 404 Britain

Background imageAirfield Collection: HMS Daedalus 27562_011

HMS Daedalus 27562_011
HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. Originally established in 1917 as a base for Fleet Air Arm seaplanes. It continued in service as a base for the RAF and Royal Navy until 1996

Background imageAirfield Collection: Solar farm at Lyneham 29617_001

Solar farm at Lyneham 29617_001
RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire, 2015. The solar farm

Background imageAirfield Collection: A RAF Panavia Tornado F3 aircraft used during gulf war

A RAF Panavia Tornado F3 aircraft used during gulf war

Background imageAirfield Collection: de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 21 G-AMUC

de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 21 G-AMUC (msn C1/0824), of Air Service Training Ltd. at Hamble Airfield. Date: circa 1958

Background imageAirfield Collection: Bristol Brabazon JLP01_08_070272

Bristol Brabazon JLP01_08_070272
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. The Bristol Brabazon G-AGPW on the runway at Filton Airfield. The first prototype of the Bristol Brabazon, designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company

Background imageAirfield Collection: de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22A G-ARMB (msn C1-0099, ex WB660 ), of College of Air Training, at Hamble Airfield, circa 1962. Date: circa 1962

Background imageAirfield Collection: Rarotonga International Airport, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific

Rarotonga International Airport, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific

Background imageAirfield Collection: RAF Scramble

RAF Scramble
RAF fighter pilots run for their planes. (Photo by Reg Speller/Getty Images)

Background imageAirfield Collection: New Imperial Airways Aircraft At Croydon

New Imperial Airways Aircraft At Croydon
An aerial view of the christening ceremony for five Handley Page airliners of Imperial Airways at Croydon Aerodrome, London, 30th March 1926

Background imageAirfield Collection: Concorde lands at RAF Fairford after successful test flight of new engines

Concorde lands at RAF Fairford after successful test flight of new engines, breaking sound barrier, 14th August 1970

Background imageAirfield Collection: Vickers Vernon RAF air ambulance

Vickers Vernon RAF air ambulance J7143 on an airfield. Date: circa 1925

Background imageAirfield Collection: RAF De Havilland Vampire being pushed into position ready for take-off

RAF De Havilland Vampire being pushed into position ready for take-off
17th May 1952: An RAF De Havilland Vampire being pushed into position ready for take-off. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5864 - We re Flying Five Years Ahead - pub.1952

Background imageAirfield Collection: CM11 6828 George Diffey, Austin 7

CM11 6828 George Diffey, Austin 7
George Diffey, Austin 7, MY 3823, Best performance Overall, VSCC, Winter Driving Tests, Bicester, Bicester Heritage, cars, competition, nostalgia, outdoors, retro, sports, tests, trials

Background imageAirfield Collection: Air crew of 617 Squadron scramble their Avro Vulcan Bomber at RAF Scampton as part of a

Air crew of 617 Squadron scramble their Avro Vulcan Bomber at RAF Scampton as part of a QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) exercise. 12th February 1965

Background imageAirfield Collection: Chinook Helicopters Preparing for Take Off from Camp Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan

Chinook Helicopters Preparing for Take Off from Camp Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan
Royal Air Force Chinook Mk2 helicopters from 1310 Flight on the runway at Camp Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan. The Joint Helicopter Force (AFGHANISTAN) or JHF (A)

Background imageAirfield Collection: Piper Tomahawk G-DFLY

Piper Tomahawk G-DFLY
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk G-DFLY (msn 38-79A0450), of the British Airways Flying Club at Booker airfield (High Wycombe) Date: circa 1980

Background imageAirfield Collection: Royal Air Force BAC Jet Provost T. 4 XP551

Royal Air Force BAC Jet Provost T. 4 XP551
Royal Air Force Central Flying School Jet Provost T.4 XP551 ar RAF Little Rissington (then the highest operational airfield in the British Isles) Date: 1960s

Background imageAirfield Collection: A Chinook of 27 Sqn based at RAF Odiham photographed flying low over an airfield in Scotland

A Chinook of 27 Sqn based at RAF Odiham photographed flying low over an airfield in Scotland, on a typically rainy day

Background imageAirfield Collection: The prototype Saab 90 Scandia, SE-BCA, during a single-e?

The prototype Saab 90 Scandia, SE-BCA, during a single-e?
The prototype Saab 90 Scandia, SE-BCA, during a single-engine take-off from Saab?s airfield at Linkping

Background imageAirfield Collection: Avro Lincoln

Avro Lincoln
7th September 1948: An Avro Lincoln on display at the Farnborough Air Show. It is a heavy bomber, and has an experimental turbo propeller engine fitted in its nose

Background imageAirfield Collection: Queen Alexandra at the Royal Aircraft Factory, Farnborough, July 3rd, 1915, where

Queen Alexandra at the Royal Aircraft Factory, Farnborough, July 3rd, 1915, where she named four of the aeroplanes furnished by the Overseas Club to the Royal Flying Corps. July 3rd, 1915

Background imageAirfield Collection: Gloster Meteor T. 7 WA669 27

Gloster Meteor T. 7 WA669 27
Royal Air Force - Gloster Meteor T.7 WA669 27, of the Central flying School, at RAF Little Rissington, on 1 August 1970. (RAF Little Rissington is the highest active airfield in the British Isles)

Background imageAirfield Collection: B-24 Liberator bombers Neuberg Austria. 1945

B-24 Liberator bombers Neuberg Austria. 1945
Vintage World War II photograph - official US militaryphoto: b-24 Liberator bombers en route to drop fragmentation bombs on the airfield of Neuberg Austria. 1945

Background imageAirfield Collection: Touchdown for the last time for Northeasts former BOAC Bristol Britannia 102 G-ANBK

Touchdown for the last time for Northeasts former BOAC Bristol Britannia 102 G-ANBK at Newcastle Airport. The aircraft was eventually broken up there in March 1972. 31/12/1971

Background imageAirfield Collection: Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche B 5Y-ACV

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche B 5Y-ACV, at Wilson Airfield, Nairobi, in Kenya. Date: circa 1970

Background imageAirfield Collection: A derelict MiG-21 of the Czech Air Force

A derelict MiG-21 of the Czech Air Force, Letnany Airfield, Czech Republic

Background imageAirfield Collection: A Royal Saudi Air Force C-130 at Konya Air Base, Turkey

A Royal Saudi Air Force C-130 at Konya Air Base, Turkey, during Exercise Anatolian Eagle 2013

Background imageAirfield Collection: A U. S. Army RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle

A U. S. Army RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle
March 7, 2011 - A U.S. Army RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle sits on the flight line before takeoff at Hurlburt Field, Florida, during Emerald Warrior 2011

Background imageAirfield Collection: Air Pageant

Air Pageant
circa 1927: A line of aeroplanes awaiting rehearsals for Hendon Air Pageant. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageAirfield Collection: Fly! Airship! Fly

Fly! Airship! Fly
March 1919: Airship R33 during its take off for its maiden flight at an aerodrome in Barlow, Yorkshire. (Photo by R. Humphrey/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageAirfield Collection: Four Supermarine Scimitars of 807 Squadron

Four Supermarine Scimitars of 807 Squadron (XD243, XD245, XD249 and XD268) approaching the top of a loop. In the background is the disused airfield at Banff and the coastline of the Moray Firth



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"Exploring the Rich History of Airfields: From Iconic Aircraft to Aviation Milestones" Step into a world where the sky knows no limits, as we delve into the captivating realm of airfields. 🚁✈️ 1️⃣ The US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter gracefully takes flight, showcasing its power and versatility in the vast expanse above. 2️⃣ Sir Alan Cobham's National Aviation Day Campaign poster reminds us of the pioneering spirit that propels aviation forward, inspiring generations to reach for the skies. 3️⃣ The majestic R 101 Airship floats effortlessly through clouds, capturing our imagination with its sheer grandeur and elegance. 4️⃣ A sleek Lotus Esprit Sport 350 from 1999 gleams in silver, symbolizing speed and luxury on an airfield where dreams take flight. 5️⃣ Witnessing history unfold before our eyes, Concordes First Flight marks a momentous achievement in supersonic travel that forever changed aviation. 6️⃣ Eric Ravilious' Runway Perspective (1941) transports us back in time to witness wartime efforts on airfields during World War II – a testament to courage and resilience. 7️⃣ The mighty B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft stands tall as a reminder of America's military prowess and technological advancements during times of conflict. 8️⃣ Russell Hennessy's CM11 6583 Morris Bullnose captures nostalgia at an airfield; this vintage beauty showcases how passion for automobiles can intertwine with aviation wonders. 9️⃣ In World War II Royal Air Force colors, the Westland Lysander warbird evokes memories of bravery displayed by pilots who soared through enemy lines on daring missions. 🔟 The iconic R101 airship hovers above like a floating city among clouds, epitomizing the golden age of air travel and its boundless possibilities.