Classic Aviation

Classic Aviation

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Dominie retires

Hot on the heels of the Harrier, the last RAF Dominie has now retired from service some destined for museums.

SAAB soon to fly

Swedish Air Force Museum's SAAB B17 SE-BYH is currently having a new Pratt & Whitney engine fitted. Having been scheduled to appear at Flying Legends 2010 before complete engine failure the month before, enthusiasts will be hoping to see her at this years event.

Corsair new scheme

Max Alpha Aviation's Corsair BuNo 124541 has been repainted in a menancing matt-black scheme. Seen here at Flying Legends 2010 in her previous scheme.

Fw190 painted

The world's only original airworthy Fw190, owned by the Flying Heritage Collection, has had it's rather unusual paint scheme unveiled. Painted in it's original in-the-field marking of 4./JG54. It will soon uner-take further test flights after adjustments to it's BMW 801 engine.

Sea Hurricane breathes again

On 23rd February The Shuttleworth Collection's Sea Hurricane underwent engine runs after a complete engine change over the winter.

Picture courtesy of Shuttleworth Collection

Monday, 14 February 2011

Canso on display circuit

PBY Canso (Canadian built Catalina) N9796 flew again in Orly, France, under new ownership. They hope to have it on the European display circuit this year.

New apprentice

The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, has appointed Clare Tector as it's new Apprentice Display Pilot.

Wirraway Waves goodbye!

Wirriway VH-WIR A20-652 has been retired from flying for display at the Queensland Air Museum. She has the distinction of being the second oldest Wirriway to be on the Australian register. It will be maintained in airworthy condition but there are no plans to ever fly it again at this point

Miss Demeanour brighter than ever!

Hawker Hunter G-PSST "Miss Demeanour" has come out of the paint shop brighter than ever! Below is a picture of her during 2010 display season.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Horsemen commeth!

It has been confirmed the P-51 display team is coming once again to UK shores! Due to attend Flying Legends 2011 they are very welcome once again. As an added bonus for enthusiasts they are set to bring their own mounts across from The States - unlike 2009 where they used resident Mustangs - so a few new ships to shoot for the budding photographers!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

P-40B Flight Tests

On 3rd February 2011; Pearl Harbour veteran P-40B of The Fighter Collection underwent a test flight with Pete Kynsey at the controls. Having suffered under CAA scrutiny putting in only minimal airshow appearances since arriving in the UK - many enthusiasts will now hope to see her take a prominent place at Duxford airshows.