Kamikaze-Killer The naval version of the Spitfire had its share of teething troubles, but by the end of World War II it had found its sea legs in the Pacific By Donald Nijboer The ready room deep inside HMS Indefatigable offered little relief from the constant tropical heat in late March of 1945. The […]
On Thursday Sept 4th I had the pleasure of interviewing the world’s greatest pilot, Capt Eric Brown RN (Ret.), about his new book ‘Too Close for Comfort.’ The book chronicles his close shaves and bailouts during his amazing flying career.
August 15, 1945 just hours before the Japanese surrender broadcast, the last two dogfights of World War II occurred above and around Tokyo Bay. The American’s claim it was the Hellcats from US Navy squadron VF-88, the British say it was the Seafires from the 24th Naval Fighter Wing. Both groups of fighters encountered Japanese […]
For those who believe the death of the magazine is upon us I would like to turn your gaze to The Aviation Historian. In today’s climate of declining book and magazine sales the idea of a new publication hitting the stands seems a little well, dicey. Published by the team of Nick Stroud and […]
Fighter pilots are the elite of the elite. It can take years of training to produce a fighter pilot and even longer to produce a plane that is worthy of their skills. Yet a dogfight can last only minutes. Discover what it felt like to be a fighter pilot during World War II, flying some […]