“The miracle and wonder of flight, which has inspired poets, philosophers and madmen, has dwindled into a workaday procedure that we anticipate with the same enthusiasm we feel when we visit the dentist.” JG Ballard
Hush-Kit is reminding the world of the beauty of flight.
“Hush-Kit is an absolutely fantastic aviation site, much recommended. My article on the SR-71 was treated professionally and accurately. Many thanks to Joe Coles!”
–– B.C. Thomas, pilot of the SR-71 Blackbird and U-2 spyplanes and B-2 stealth bomber test pilot
“The world’s best aviation blog…if you have any interest in aviation, you’ll be surprised, entertained and fascinated by Hush-Kit- a quality blog.”
— Rowland White, author of the best-selling ‘Vulcan 607’
“Excellent aviation blog”
– Popular Mechanics
“When I found Hush-Kit.net I was immediately drawn to the broad range of aviation topics and the technical detail in the articles on contemporary aviation which was interesting to me as a former Topgun instructor and F-14 RIO. I’m a regular reader, and I was also pleased to be interviewed myself about my own experiences. Hush-Kit, keep bringing the good stuff!”
— Dave ‘Bio’ Baranek, former Topgun instructor and F-14 RIO
“For you aviation gearheads and mil-air nerds like me, @Hush_Kit is worth a follow for great stories and analysis on fighter aircraft.”
— Rick Wilson, pilot and #1 New York Times best-selling author of ‘Everything Trump Touches Dies’
“This dude knows airplanes”
— David Axe, War is Boring
“Joe Coles is one of the brightest, funniest people I know, and the only writer who makes aviation interesting to me. He manages to find something human in the cold, war-spattered world of planes, and brings light to the darkest subjects.”
— Eva Wiseman, Observer
“Well-informed and always entertaining, Hush-Kit places aviation in the wider context. Flying has never seemed so thrilling.”
Mark Townsend, multi award-winning journalist, war correspondent and author of ‘Point Man‘
“Hush-Kit is undoubtedly a distinguished website. One of the few that brings to the attentive reader, details brought by the actors directly involved – pilots, engineers, editors- that are generally neglected by ordinary media.”
–Vianney Riller Jr, Test Pilot, Aerospace & Defense Analyst/Consultant. Aircraft Evaluation Pilot (12k+ flt/hrs 80+ types / fixed and rotary wing)
“An online emporium of off-beat aviation factoids, aeronautical writing whimsy and forgotten aerospace history, with often laugh-out-loud picture captions.”
— Tim Robinson, The Royal Aeronautical Society
“Hush-Kit is the most astonishing gem of aviation facts and lore I’ve seen since Ernie Gann and Martin Caidin kindled my love for and fascination with all things aviation! I look forward to spreading the word about Hush-Kit with other aviation enthusiasts. You have created a truly remarkable resource, Kudos!” — Gary Brown
Hush-Kit will remind readers of how remarkable and beautiful flying is. How as we leave the century of flight for the century of the plane crash, it’s time to take a new look at aviation. Considering the epic impact that aviation has had on our world, Hush-Kit knows that all things can be viewed from an aeronautical perspective.
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Hush-Kit is jam-packed with exclusive articles, news, art and gossip- all from an aeronautical perspective.
Hush-Kit has a host of wonderful contributors including: Former BAe test pilot Dave Eagles, the Observer’s Home Affairs Editor and former war-correspondent Mark Townsend, Combat Aircraft Monthly‘s Thomas Newdick, Grazia‘s Morwenna Ferrier, and the Former Deputy Editor of Aeroplane, Nick Stroud.
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My country one of the partner with Dassault Aviation ,procuring Rafale as found out to be one of the most cost effective beautifully designed aircraft
I really like your blog here!
I’m a Canadian expat living in the Czech Republic, so I have strong connections to two countries with long standing and significant aviation industries. Your blog is just one more great one for me to follow!
So where do I find what Nick’s written?
This is by Nick: https://hushkit.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/turn-on-the-radar-step-on-the-gas-when-cars-and-jet-fighters-meet-the-story-of-the-firebird-hyper-car/
Liking the blog! Added it to the sidebar at http://n631s.blogspot.com and look forward to your ongoing posts.
This is awkward as I’m not used to spamming, but I just gave you an ‘inspiring blogger award’. You don’t need to go through the steps I described. I just wanted to let you know 😉 You can read why I gave it on the link below.
I just discovered your site (you started following me on Twitter) and I am very impressed! Just the sort of site I’ve been looking for for ages. Thanks
My pleasure! Thank you.
Hush-Kit is the best contemporary aviation blog – Men’s File meets FlyPast
Keep on keeping on
Thanks Gustav, that’s very kind.
This is superb! There’s just so much to see here that it’s impossible to get bored if you love aircraft like I do!
Just discovered this.
You had me at the Sigmund Freud guide to spyplanes
Just watched your tube video on the 10 worst British aircraft, you don’t happen to be a American company by chance haven’t seen your portrayal of the 10 worst American aircraft yet have you done one?.
Hi Phil, worst US aircraft film is in the pipeline, it already exists in blog form here: https://hushkit.net/2016/06/01/the-10-worst-us-aircraft/ We’ve also done worst Soviet and French.
Hi – tried to donate on paypal but it said there was in issue with your email? Big fan, would love to chip in a bit. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Hi Iqbal, my apologies – try the donate link in red at the bottom of this page: https://hushkit.net/2018/07/30/project-tempest-musings-on-britains-new-superfighter-project/ Let me know if it works OK. Thanks for flagging it up. HK
Hush Kit needs to rescind the highly panned “Worst US Aircraft”, the issue same video that is not loaded down with experimental models. Why was the Wright flyer included? Whoever made the video had a serious ax to grind.
Thanks for getting in touch. I’ve looked over this article again after reading your comment. Initial observations: 1. Most are not strictly speaking experimental. Certainly the Kestrel, Eagle, Airacuda, and Christmas were not, and some of the others are debatable. 2. That it does include several experimental aircraft could be said to be a vindication of the US aircraft industry: that these concepts did not end up on a operational type 3. The criteria for this article do not specify that they needed to be operational, so this is a moot point 4. As mentioned in the article, the Wright Flyer is the least controversial type: by definition the only flying aeroplane at this moment in time must have been the best and worst, and it is interesting to hear criticism of it 5. If we were pushing a particular agenda, then why would we have included articles on the worst Soviet, worst British and worst French types (an article is coming German is coming soon)? We have also have an article on the Worst air force which includes types from many nations. It would be great if we can copy and paste this conversation to the comments section of the relevant article here: https://hushkit.net/2016/06/01/the-10-worst-us-aircraft/ Thanks again for getting in touch, HK
Interesting aviation magazine. Thanks/
Hi Joe, how does one get in touch with you regarding content that you might want to share on your site?
Hi Scott, what’s your email?
Hi Joe, gosh – sorry for the slow reply! My e-mail can be found here on this contact page: https://independentvfx.com/contact
VERY nice site… Lot’s to see – most of it is new to me….
I really like your site and your articles, especially pilot interviews you’re doing !
The only frustration I have is that you don’t have any Rafale pilot interviews… I could maybe give you a few people to contact who could give you feedback on this plane, if needed.
Contrary to the message at the end of your last posts, I hope you will continue in 2020 🙂
Have a nice day
Thanks- yes that would be great, thank you.
I have joined a Patreon supporting you at the lowest level, but monthly. I hope this helps. I love your narrator in the ‘Worst French Aircraft’ piece.
Much appreciated Stephen, I’m glad you enjoyed David’s narration – he’ll be Bach soon.
Just wanted to share these to article with you I do hope to see you around in 2020 and beyond….
Hope you can share with all!
I wanted to share my cartoons with the fine folks who frequent this site.
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Hi Joe, I have a British airship article (mostly on R-100 and R-101) that you might be interested in. I write and edit for LondonReconnections.com, which is an online (and sometimes print) magazine that covers transport in and around London in a similar fashion to how you cover aviation. I’m at mike at london reconnections dot com.
Hi Mike – are you on Twitter?
Very nice to have found this blog! I have been fascinated with flying machines from a young age and sometimes write about past experiences with both real and simulated ones at hypertexthero.com. Thought I’d say hello here and thank you for your informative, amusing writing about flight.
Hush-Kit is an absolutely fantastic aviation site, much recommended. My article on the SR-71 was treated professionally and accurately. Many thanks to Joe Coles!
Perhaps offer some “Merch’ like T-shirts, coffee-cups, Fridge magnets, and so forth. Teespring (sp?) is set up to do this. Disclaimer; no financial connection.
Indeed, you can buy our exceptionally nice merch here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/hushkit/shop
Ok, well enough! May I suggest making such “Merch” opportunities more available, On-Site, without being obnoxious? Never knew about such, until you specifically mentioned them in your response. If I missed the opportunity, likely others did. I’ll have a look around. In the interim, since I’ve bought your book, is there some way for you all to discontinue the Ads for same? Doing so would be a nice thing to do, at least for folks who have bought the damned thing.
Thanks for supporting the book Robert. You’ll need to endure the promotion of the book further thigh as we need to sell more. Then there’s the future volumes! Hopefully over 1000 totally free articles will help you forgive the book ads. All the best and thanks again. HK
Here’s an American using a British term because to me it describes this article and Hush Kit best – its Bloody Good!!
First time here, and plan to return often. Will recommend to my fellow Aviation High School alum, though I’m sure they’ve tuned in already. Keep up the excellent work..