Sopwith Pup over Spitfire Mk.XVI - one of the many Spitfires Doug Arnold - the 'Big Man from Blackbushe' - traded over the years. [Peter Brown]
This great thread here (on the Farnborough Aviation Group forum) has a huge number of photos of the post-war era at Blackbushe airfield by one of the people - Peter Brown - who was clearly key to the airfield's operations. As well as a fascinating insight to general aviation of the era, there's a wonderful selection of (rarely seen) warbird ops.
A line of Sea Furies. [Peter Brown]
I'm presenting a selection of Peter's great images here, but for the full flavour grab a cup of tea (or a cocktail), sit back and run through the vast array of pictures (over nine pages at the time of writing) coupled with a wonderful insider's insight to the story of an often overlooked airfield.
Blackbushe was owned for a period by the remarkable Doug Arnold, and a selection of his aircraft - mainly warbirds - are seen in colour and black and white.
Neil Williams on the right with Peter Hoare. [Peter Brown]There are also some featuring the late, great Neil Williams, one of the highest regarded aerobatic and display pilots of his (and I suspect) many other eras.
A beat up by B-17 'Sally B' [Peter Brown]
With thanks to Peter (no relation) Arnold for the 'heads up' on a forum for this, but most of all to Peter Brown for taking - and sharing - the pictures with his memories.