Big Taliedo Aviation Day

Today’s Poster. Interesting that the aircraft in the ground line-up have a variety of planforms. 8 Luglio, 1934 Grande Giornnata Aviatoria, Taliedo. Major Aviation Day, 8 July, 1934. James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer. Internet find.

10me Salon

Today’s Poster. R de Valerie, I think is the artist, and advertising the 10me Salon de Aviation at the Grand Palais, Paris, France, in December 1926. Despite the soaring aircraft, it was a static, trade show. But what lovely colours. James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer. Author’s collection.

Eely Nude

Today’s Poster. Certainly not the sort of thing one might expect promoting a flying week. Apparently nude women in the reeds (with eel tails!?) were a thing in the 1900s. Antwerp’s 1909 week of aviation. (Anvers being the French name for the town.) The aircraft are (more?) realistic, featuring a dirigible, an Antoinette monoplane (probably…

Biggin Mug

Today’s art is a graphic text design – on a mug. Through the late eighties airshows I collected a mug a show, as far as I could. Some were specific to the even, or as here to the event and its year. Artistically this Biggin Hill Airshow mug isn’t anything particularly notable, except that such…

Zurich Meet

Today’s Poster. Everybody’s flying the same kind of aircraft? While a simple looking design, note the  different colour mixes on the prop blade roots on each of the nearest three aircraft. Hope it was a good meet! From the excellent 1925 to 1935 blog of images here. Image details: 1937 – J.C. Müller, Zürich 90…

ANZAC Hornet & Friends

Military commemorative schemes have become relatively common, usually well done and telling a worthwhile story. Today’s is an ANZAC special. The Royal Australian Air Force Hornet above was seen at the Omaka Classic Fighters airshow near Blenheim, New Zealand this Easter weekend just gone. Provided by the Australian Defence Force for the show, it was…

RENO 80

A more modern poster than usual today, here from the Reno National Championship Air Races, known as ‘the fastest motorsport’ above earth. Featuring here a set of World War Two era North American P-51 Mustangs reconfigured as racers, both in the eighties and now, stalwarts of that race scene. The vibrant red and yellow colour…

Around the Cockade

An airshow poster for today. It’s a lovely one, from the early Thirties in France, but of particular interest in the blog for the use of the original style cockade or badge symbolizing the aeronautical cockade or roundel. Originally these were used for identification of group in revolution and war in Europe in the previous…

Spit-Take

Tribute schemes on military aircraft are increasingly often seen, and overall popular when done well, as here. This one is particularly effective as the blue on the jet’s wings and horizontal tail match the sky, bringing the Spitfire’s famous plan view to life. It represents the Supermarine Spitfire of the late General Frantisek Perina, a…

Feminin Fly In

Today’s Poster. Another one for Women’s History Month, this was also picked up by the Musee de l’Air on their Twitter feed. A Women’s Aviation Meet, believed to be 1953, in August at Dinard. They add that the poster’s artist, Jacques Jacquelin used the magazine 1952 Paris Match No.173 for inspiration, notably the release of…