We addressed the Historic Aircraft Association’s Symposium held at the RAF Museum, Hendon, on the 112th anniversary of Waterbird’s maiden flight.
The Vintage Aircraft Club Group Trophy 2023, for the best group, has been awarded to the Lakes Flying Company Ltd. The presentation was carried out by Air Chief Marshal Sir John Allison KCB CBE.
Ian Gee and Derek Wrathall went up Great Gable on Armistice Day to pay the respects of the Lakes Flying Company to the members of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club killed in World War 1 whose names are inscribed on a memorial plaque
105 years ago, at Scapa Flow, Flight Lieutenant Wavell Wakefield carried out the only landing accomplished on HMS Vindictive.
Waterbird was featured in Koku-Fan magazine, September 2023, with thanks to Denis Calvert.
Today is the centenary of Captain Arthur Wakefield (a brother of Captain Edward Wakefield who commissioned Waterbird) as President of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club handing over the title deeds of a tract of some 1,184 acres, including the tops of Great Gable, Kirk...
There is now an Art Gallery section on this website, which you will find here.
We have been honoured with the prestigious Phoenix Group Diploma 2023 by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (‘FAI’) for the best reconstruction or restoration of a vintage aircraft achieved by a group. History comes full circle in that Edward Wakefield...
An exhibition of children’s aviation art is to be held at Windermere Public Library on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September, along with information about the Waterbird Project.
We are extremely grateful to David Calow GAvA for his generous gift of an oil pastel of Waterhen.
A Red Wheel of the National Transport Trust and also an interpretation panel commemorating Waterbird have been unveiled at Hill of Oaks, Windermere by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman CVO.
110 years ago, Waterhen flew at Hornsea Mere having been transported by traction engine. Detail is here under the heading of HORNSEA HORSE SHOW
The book Waterbird: Wings Over Windermere has been shortlisted for the Lakeland Book of the Year Award under the category of The Latitude Press Prize for Illustration & Presentation.
The 105th anniversary of the first Distinguished Flying Crosses being awarded, which included not only to Windermere graduate pilots Flight Lieutenant Harold Gonyon and Flight Lieutenant Victor Bessette but also to Windermere resident Flight Lieutenant Cooper...
Prizes and certificates were presented following receipt of more than 100 entries to the Waterbird Project’s Schools Art competition entitled ‘Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow’.