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How is this site doing with Spitfire Pilot and Aircraft Enthusiasts

2019-05-16

The numbers just in (actually we can query them anytime -- but it's time for an update). This last 30 days (mid-May, mid-June 2019), 1,853 unique visitors used the site, compared to about 1,000 for last year's same 30 day period in 2018. That's getting close to doubling the traffic each year, and, I am happy that relatives and enthusiasts are using the site and it's features to post otherwise lost to the attics information from around the world.

And which countries use the site most? No surprise it's the UK in #1 as usual (50%), followed by (distantly) the Americans and Canadians and Australians. The polish, Belgians, Cazechs, France, Itally are all in there. The top 10 are no surprise and tend to follow the same order (ratios) as pilots who served from those allied countries. Occasionally one country will surge, the interest being a particular aircraft or pilot.

What's next, well, one of our first posters, John Bendixson, the son of PRU pilot John Bendixson has been sending tons of information to me on photographic reconnaissance pilots and aircraft, and, by the way, about 100 of his Dad's images of strategic sites over France and Germany (should any one be interested). Stay tuned for an article summing it all up.

In the meantime, I am considering (UPDATE: flights booked Sept 2019) that cycle tour of the English coastline I had to postpone 2 years ago -- finishing up at the Duxford B of B airshow Sept 21. Interested in meeting, bringing some old photos so we can get them on the site? If so please contact me using the contact us below. More details to follow.

To see what's new on the site, there is a helpful feed that can be located at the bottom of the site, giving you all the latest, and, just visiting the pilots or spitfires tabs also shows the latest postings by users. Have a followup story to your uncle, grand-dad, father, or mother (ferry pilots), send it along, we'll link to the pilot posting on the site and expand on your theme, questions or findings.

Best Regards,

Kurt
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