posted on Feb, 10 2019 @ 08:51 AM
My brother found a ton of his old pics from the 70's to -90's mainly from various air shows around England. He's a big aviation buff and I think
some of the pictures are really quite good so thought I'd share them. Its a bit sad to note now in 2019 just how many planes have been scrapped and
how our once large & proud RAF has been decimated. These were taken at a time when the IRA were in full force and yet we could still go right up to
the planes chat with the pilots and no security worries.
This 1st picture my brother had a word with the pilot who was having a pee behind the Harrier and asked if he could take a pic on take off..."Sure
said the pilot just stand behind me you'll get a great shot"! Brother was picking grass out of his teeth for days lol (note to self - don't stand
behind a Harrier when its taking off!)
Great view of a Hurricane Lancaster & Spitfire...still flying today!
An Argentinian "Huey" Helicopter captured during the Falklands War
The Royal Navy Sharks Display Team and their Gazelle Helicopter sadly the Sharks were disbanded in 1991...never seen a helicopter display team
The last flying Vulcan Bomber 1987 hard to grasp the size and awesomeness of the Vulcan the UK's nuclear bomber
The last ever Bristol Blenheim which sadly just minutes after my brother took the pic ...was in pieces all over the runway
Hope you enjoy this little bit of aviation history!