Sunday, April 22, 2012

Website and Blog changes

As well as the exciting news that the P-47 has flown this weekend along with a first flight this year for the Corsair we have pushed the button and now have a new website and new diary. This is a bit like moving into a new house, most things are here along with new updated features. We have more to add but needed to be up and running to share the new features. You may need to refresh your browser to find (the pages bit has gone!) A few house keeping points, if you find something doesn't work or seem right email us at Currently the new diary doesn't talk to facebook and twitter - it will but at present we will just give you a nod on FB when something is posted. We will leave the old blog as is - new posts from today will appear in the new diary section of the main site. We know the new diary is loading slowly and aim to speed that up. When browsing around there are a few goodies - try the Corsair or P-47 pages. Thanks for supporting us and see you on

Saturday, April 21, 2012

P-47 The Video - Next Stop Flying Legends

A brief video of today's  test  flight in preparation for  the first  public display at Flying Legends 2012

Followers of the Friends TFC Blog please  note:  We are preparing to update the  TFC Website and associated  links over the  next few  days.  There  may  be intermittent availability of the  site  during this  transition.

Snafu Flies

Pleased to say that PK took P-47 Snafu up for  first test flight today Saturday 21 April 2012.

More to  follow:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Worthwhile Post

Greg, who  often provides us with  "out of the  office window" pics for the  blog reminded me  his son is  doing a very worthwhile  swimathon.  You can find the  details of how to support  him  here:

As  this is  one of our  last posts  here  before we imminently launch  our  new  website and diary this  seemed an extremely worthwhile way   to finish and  wind down   the current  blog and to help support a  good cause.

Monday, April 2, 2012

View from the window again

Caught last week, not  today, we thought you  might enjoy these  views  from a window with a  difference:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New arrivals in Hangar 2

Friends of TFC today  presented  the volunteers at TFC with  a  new  access platform to help with cleaning and maintenance around  TFC aircraft.

At the same   time aircraft enthusiast Micheal Williams whose  company  produce a vacuum cleaner  known as the  Big Brute  turned  up with   a  machine that proved  just the  job to smarten up  the aircraft.

The  combination  proved  so popular that  there was   nearly a queue to have a  go at wing cleaning.  Something that has  not  happened  before!