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Flying Legends 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015

I have just returned from Duxford’s Flying Legends airshow and it was such a splendid experience that I find it difficult to put to words. For a week-end, I spent time in the 1940s, listening to Glen Miller tunes sung by the delightful Manhattan Dolls, photographing Spitfires, Warhawks and Mustangs, visiting Sally B., the last flying B17 in Europe and then hear her roar above my head, and even taking a ride in a 1943 DH.89 Dragon Rapide.

To make it short, I had a flipping grand old time.

Here’s a small sample of pictures taken at the airshow. More to come as they are ready, enjoy!

chute & cap

Flying Legends 2015

Cheerioh!

the Cat Pack — N9767, “Princesse des étoiles”

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

This series of posts will retrace a few of the surviving airworthy (or close) PBYs around the world, and their history.

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N9767 is arguably the most iconic of all PBYs that have survived until today. Once a U-Boat Hunter, then Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft, Transport Plane, Firefighter, Flying studio for the French TV channel TF1 on “Operation Okavango”… This Catalina performed virtually all the missions she was designed, then adapted for, and is still in flying condition today in France as N9767.

Created in collaboration with Angels One Five, today’s featured article presents an illustrated history of this venerable PBY, c/n 21996, from her launch in the 1940’s to her return to flight in 2011. It’s available in French (PDF/8Mb) and in English (PDF/8.2Mb).

updates!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Some news on the Designs front: I’ve uploaded a few brochures and articles created for Angels One Five, a collective dedicated to the preservation of vintage airplanes and warbirds. Discover the Ryan PT-22 “Recruit” and one of the most iconic flying-boat ever, “Princess of Stars” N9767.

La Legendaria Familia Stinson

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
La Legendaria Familia Stinson - City Hall Barcelona, 09.06.2013

La Legendaria Familia Stinson – City Hall Barcelona, 09.06.2013

That’s the FB gallery while I’m cooking the actual freylia.net section update. Stay tuned!

Utility vs. Style: a closer look at PBY bow designs

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

I just published my latest article: “Utility vs. Style” is a compilation album focusing on the different PBY Catalina bow designs from the type’s inception in the 1930’s to the present day. The file is a PDF and you will need Acrobat Reader to open it. Read more…

Many thanks to all those who helped me get it online. 🙂

civil unrest

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
civil unrest

civil unrest