Hot on the heels of the Harrier, the last RAF Dominie has now retired from service some destined for museums.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
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.
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.
Monday, 14 February 2011
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
Thursday, 10 February 2011
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
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.