Getting a good photo of a cockpit is a challenge for most photographers, but not for Dan Patterson, the best in his field at this demanding work. Donald Nijboer’s excellent text, amplified by meaningful quotes, makes this a book to buy for the home library, and perhaps more important, as a gift for someone you’re trying to interest […]
Celebrating the 80th Anniversary year of the formation of RAF Fighter Command, the Imperial War Museum’s Meet the Fighter Air Show showcased a wonderful selection of Royal Air Force fighters from World War I to the present. Saturday was a washout due to rain, but Sunday’s blue skies provided the perfect backdrop. Opening the show, […]
Early reviews for Fighting Cockpits are in and the response is overwhelming! The range of warbirds covered by Fighting Cockpits is truly amazing. Copious “Pilot Impressions” give the reader a first person glimpse of strapping on many of the most famous warbirds. Dan Patterson’s imagery puts the reader in the cockpit. Not easy with such cramped […]
April 1st 1945. Germany is on the brink of utter defeat. To gain time and prepare their defenses the Germans needed to slow the Soviet advance. The bridges over the Vistula and Oder had to be destroyed. The question was, how? The new Mistel composite aircraft was not one of Hitler’s so called “wonder weapons”. […]
Join me Monday June 20th at the Federal Restaurant 1438 Dundas St West, Toronto for the launch of Fighting Cockpits. Festivities start at 7:30.