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Nov 24 2014

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Bristol Blenheim L6379 flies again

The Blenheim at Duxford in 2002 (Photo I Wish I was Flying (CC BY-ND 2.0))

The Blenheim at Duxford in 2002 (Photo I Wish I was Flying (CC BY-ND 2.0))

After a restoration that took over a decade, Bristol Blenheim L6739 flew a 20 minutes maiden flight at Duxford on November 20 with John Romain and John Gilmore at the controls.

The aircraft was restored in 1987 but crashed a month after its maiden flight. Following this, it was repaired and flew again 5 years later, wearing the colours of a RAF Blenheim Mk IV. After ten years of flight operations, it was severely damaged in a landing accident at Duxford and was thought to be a write-off. Nevertheless, it was patiently rebuilt, this time with a Blenheim Mk I “short nose”.

Get more information and pictures of the first flight from Global Aviation Ressource.

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1 comment

  1. Stan Pascoe

    As a Wop/Ag on a Blenheim IV with 82 Sqdn.in WW2, A great achievment by all concerned. Would like to be back in that turret.

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