Tag Archive: Messerschmitt Bf 109

Jun 18 2017

Messerschmitt Bf 109E “White 14” flies again in Biggin Hill

The Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 W.Nr. 3579 (G-CIPB) “White 14” flew again at Biggin Hill on June 13, following completion by the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.

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May 10 2017

Allison-engined Bf 109 of the Erickson Aircraft Collection flies

On April 22, John Romain made the first flight of Bf 109G-10 registered N90602 in Madras, Oregon. It is a Hispano Buchón, re-engined with an Allison engine. The engine cowlings are identical to those of wartime Bf 109G, giving the aircraft an identical appearance. The only visible difference is that the propeller is a shortened DC-3 propeller. This …

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Sep 29 2016

First engine runs for Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar’s Bf 109E

The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar’s Messerschmitt Bf 109E “White 14” recently made its first engine tests. The aircraft was built in 1939 and lost in 1942 on the Russian front. It was salvaged in 1992 and changed hands several times before reaching the UK where it is being restored and should fly again soon.

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Aug 06 2016

First flight for Hangar10’s rare Messerchmitt Bf 109G-12

Hangar10’s Messerschmitt Bf 109G-12, a Hispano Aviación Buchón restored to the G-12 standard by Meier Motors using an original DB 605 engine, made its first flight on August 4 with Charlie Brown at the controls. This rare twin-seat variant of the German fighter will be used to train Bf 109 and Buchón pilots. Source: Hangar10

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May 24 2016

Military Aviation Museum’s Bf 109G flies in the US

On May 20, the Military Aviation Museum’s Bf 109G du Military Aviation Museum made its first flight since it arrived in the US. The aircraft is a Hispano Buchón restored by Meier Motors and powered by a DB 605 engine salvaged on a Bf 110, making it an approximation of Bf 109G-4/G-5. It is painted …

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Jan 02 2016

First engine run for world’s only airworthy Bf 109G-6

Testrun Bf109 G-6 “Black 8”Testrun Bf109 G-6 “Schwarze 8″Wir wünschen allen Hangar10 Freunden ein frohes und besinnliches Weihnachtsfest. Wir können es kaum erwarten diesen schönen Flieger bei uns zu haben.#Messerschmitt #Bf109 #Me109 #MeierMotorsGmbH #MerryChristmas Posted by Hangar10 on Friday, December 25, 2015 On December 30, 2015, the Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 “Black 8” WkNr 440738 made …

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Aug 16 2015

Video: Messerscmitth Bf 109G-2 test flight at Meier Motors

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Aug 13 2015

Collings Foundation acquires B-17 Flying Fortress, Bf 109, P-38 Lightning, and P-40 Warhawk

The Collings Foundation has announced that it has acquired several warbirds from the collection of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Shady Lady” (s/n 44-83785), which is technically airworthy and should fly again in 2017. The foundation already operates a B-17, and this new arrival will make it possible for the “Wings of Freedom …

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Aug 12 2015

Messerschmitt Bf 109G flies in Germany

The Messerschmitt Bf 109G D-FOON belonging to The Fighter Factory has been restored to airworthiness by Meier Motors and made it maiden flight yesterday with Charlie Brown at the controls. Another test flight took place today, and in-flight photos were taken.

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Aug 20 2013

EADS/Messerschmitt Bf 109 “Red 7” crash lands again in Denmark

The Bf 109G-4 “Red 7” restored and flown by EADS / Messerschmitt Foundation landed wheels-up in a field after suffering an engine failure during an airshow in Roskilde, Denmark, last Sunday. The pilot is unhurt and the aircraft does not seem to have suffered heavy damage. The propeller is shattered and the engine will certainly …

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Nov 14 2012

Messerschmitt Bf 109G to fly again in Austria

Since 2006, Michael Rinner has been building a Messerschmitt Bf 109G in Althofen, Austria, using newly-manufactured parts that were either reverse-engineered or based on original drawings. The fuselage is now largely complete and the next major step is creating a set of wings for the aircraft. It is hoped that it will fly in late …

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Sep 09 2012

Spanish Civil War veteran Bf 109E to be restored

German-based warbirds restairation company Meier Motors has revealed on its website that it has been tasked to restore a Bf 109E to airworthiness. The aircraft, belonging to an unknown private owner, is an early-series “Emil” that took part in the final stages of the Spanish Civil War. The aircraft’s fuselage is in poor condition but …

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Aug 11 2011

Fw 190 and Bf 109 at the FHC’s Luftwaffe Day

On August 6, Paul Allen’s Heritage Flying Collection hosted its “Luftwaffe Day” at Paine Field. The date is somewhat unique, as the FHC’s Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 made its debut, and flew in formation with one of only two airworthy Messerschmitt Me 109E-3. The Fw 190 is the only airworthy example of its type in the …

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