Currently providing 136 recordings across 67 types of aircraft.
This is my virtual museum of aircraft sounds I have recorded at various airshows and events in the UK during the past few years. Many are planes involved in World Wars 1 and 2 operated by both collections and other organisations such as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. All my recordings are of the highest quality I can manage with the equipement available. From a typical show of 3 or 4 hours, I usually expect half an hour of usuable recordings due to commentators, spectators and incorrect placement of recording equipment. I classify all these recordings as field recordings as none of them are staged or processed after the recording.
The recordings are arranged by manufacturer and type and vary from early aircraft (Sopwith Camel, AVRO 504k, Bristol Fighter) through World War 2 Warbirds (Spitfire, Hurricane) and bombers (AVRO Lancaster) to modern jets (AVRO Vulcan, Hawker Hunter, BAe Hawk), including classic trainers.
In some cases, these are recordings of the only remaining flying examples of the type and could become an important historical record.
Some of these recordings are available via your mobile phone and iPad. Go the the mobile site.