This page will feature several hundred vintage aircraft photographs that have been sent in, by visitors to the site. There is plenty of room for more photographs, so if you have any interesting old images that capture aircraft from years ago, whether civilian or military, it'd be great to feature them on here if possible. I've also put together a couple of video slideshows featuring early photos, which can be viewed below.
If you have anything that you think may be of interest, by all means drop me an email. Many of the photos have been sent over by ex-servicemen, or relatives of aircrew that once flew these classic types, and others by aircraft enthusiasts, who spent every possible hour hovering around the perimeter fences at their local airfield(s).
As interesting as the photographs themselves are on their own, the stories behind such images can really bring a scene to life, so with each picture I've included the background information as supplied by whoever forwarded me the picture. Some of the photos relate to classic early jets such as the Canberra, Vulcan and the Valiant, whereas earlier pictures featuring an aircrew with their Avro Lancaster during WW2 were sent by relatives of the pilot. One contributor was part of a Canberra photo recce crew during the Christmas Island nuclear test programme in the early 1950s, and his recollections are also featured. Recent photographs featuring vintage and classic aircraft types, can be seen in this separate gallery of aircraft images.