Welcome to the home of the Bristol Scout.

This aircraft is the only one of its type flying.

The blog is a record of the project itself, covering topics such as the history of aviation, the history of the original pilot, FDH Bremner, and the technical challenges of building and maintaining a WW1 aircraft that is a true (in every possible way) rebuild of an original aircraft.


  1. Hello Bristol Scout – love what you’re doing. Minor point – your emails from WordPress announcing Blog Post come from ‘wordpress.com’ not ‘Bristol Scout’ Perhaps something needs adjustment in WordPress?

  2. Hi,

    I’m writing from Holden Vintage & Classic. We love what you are doing with the Bristol Scout. We’ve written a piece on you for our blog and just wanted to share it with you so you’ve got eyes on it before it goes live. However, I can’t see your contact details anywhere. Could let me know where to send it to?

    Thank you!


  3. Watched and enjoyed the programme, but why is the red circle on the roundel at the outside? French aircraft have the red on the outside, but British have always had the blue circle outside.
    That doesn’t detract from the excellent programme, hard work and dedication by all concerned.

    • Hi Alan. The French cockade was used as a stopgap measure after they discovered that the Union Flag was easily confused with the German cross at a distance. officially the colours were reversed in October 1915 to become the British roundel, but the RNAS generally, and aircraft remote from the Western Front took longer to switch over. Sometimes the RNAS didn’t have the blue spot in the middle, and of the 5 or so Bristol scouts in No. 2 Wing at the time, each one had a different marking. We know for sure that 1264 was marked this way, however.

  4. Hello, Mr. Bremner:

    I am Ted Sacher and I am writing a short bio of Leo Opdyke for the Smithsonian’s, Air & Space magazine. I would like to use some of your photos in the article, since he also built and flew the Scout. How do I contact you so as to obtain permission, please.
    Thank you.

    Ted Sacher

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