Victoria Cross, Red Cross or Wooden Cross… it was said these were the three choices for anyone flying the Camel. Unforgiving to a careless or unforgiven pilot. With it’s rotary engine and compact design, it became the top dog fighter on the western front. In 16 months of operational service, Camels had 1,294 confirmed victories.
"Brothers In Arms"
R.A.F. Douglas Boston IV serving with 2nd tactical Air Force supports allied ground forces in Europe 1944.
"June 2nd, 1917... Flying a Nieuport 17"
Air Marshal William Avery Bishop V.C, C.B, D.S.O. & Bar, M.C. & D.F.C. was serving as a Commander of “C” Flight of 60 Squadron on this date. He had discussed the possibility of an attack on a German aerodrome at dawn with British Ace, Albert Ball. Later with the news of Ball’s disappearance, Bishop decided to attempt it on his own. He took off at 4 a.m. and headed over the German lines. Attacking at first light, he fired his first shots at aircraft stationed in front of the tent hangars at Estourmel Aerodrome, home of Jasta 5. He shot down an Albatros that was taking off. Soon he shot down a second Albatros after a short scrap over the same field, then headed home. A great solo effort!
"Fairchild 71" - The Prospectors Friend
A bush pilot bids farewell to prospectors he has transported to a northern Canadian Lake.
"de Havilland Beaver"
Slow flying, but with power to spare, the Beaver excels in low level flying. Dependable and stable, it puts the pilot in touch with the fundamentals of flight.
"Amy and Jason"
Amy Johnson’s 1930 solo flight in a Gypsy Moth” named “Jason”. Shown on the last leg of her flight from England to Australia.