The male Marbled Whites have arrived in Toft Wood to mark out their turf before the females arrive, but they seem happy enough to share the same stems to roost on. Some lovely cirrus clouds way up high.
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Monday, 22 June 2015
The Fairey Delta 2 is a mini-Concorde. With a completely triangular wing, it was the first aircraft to exceed 1000 mph, doing 1132 mph on 10th March 1956. Then it was fitted with Concorde's 'ogival' (wine glass) wing shape, narrow with sharp edges, and a droop snoot. It also had the tall undercarriage Concorde used.
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Research for the future Supersonic Transport (Concorde) in the 1950s was done in two halves: slow speed flight with a delta wing was explored with the Handley Page 115, so no one bothered to file down the rivets! The black things on the wing leading edges are smoke machines, so that airflow can be studied. The fast bit was done by the Fairey Delta 2, which is very smooth.
Saturday, 20 June 2015
Friday, 19 June 2015
Thursday, 18 June 2015
With Martin, Lionel and Trevor to the West Country, the BDAC in a hangar at Old Sarum Airfield, two miles from Salisbury. They have more than a dozen cockpits into which twelve year-old boys of any age may climb. From top: Hawker Hunter F.6; Bristol Sycamore helicopter; Westland Wasp helicopter and BAC 1-11 airliner.