Avro Vulcan - The Delta Deterrent
Designed to drop a nuclear payload deep within Russia, this delta-winged aircraft together with the Victor and Valiant made up the UK V-Force. Used by the RAF between 1956 - 1984 the Vulcan held the record for the longest bombing mission in history when the RAF, flying from Ascention Island, bombed the strategically important Argentinian-captured runway at Port Stanley on the Falkland Islands. This presentation will explore all aspects of the aircraft. For example, why did each Vulcan carry a RAT?
Concorde - Supersonic Cover Up?
The fastest passenger aircraft of all time. First flown in March 1969, this iconic vehicle was ahead of its time in so many ways. Join me on a journey of discovery focused on this beautiful aircraft and learn many new and interesting facts as I share my personal experience of super-sonic flight with you. There will never be another aircraft like Concorde. When she flew the public would stop to look up. The perfect synergy of technology and design.
This presentation also explores the Paris crash and offers new insight into the sequence of events on that fateful day.
Red Arrows - A History of RAF Displays
Red Arrows pilots are amongst the most highly-qualified and experienced within the Royal Air Force. During the display season the Red Arrows perform between
75-85 air displays and more than 100 fly-pasts. Each pilot is hand-picked and only a very few will be given the privilege of representing the RAF both in the UK and abroad. Their Hawk aircraft are essentially the same as those used by the Advanced Flying Training students at Royal Air Force Valley, with the exception of smoke generators and a slightly uprated engine. Let me share some of their history with you.