Tag Archive: The Fighter Collection

Feb 27 2018

Hawker Sea Fury WG655 flies again

The Fighter Collection’s Hawker Sea Fury T.20 WG655 flew again on February 22 after a period of re-engineering, and performed 3 test flights. The twin-seater was re-engined with a Pratt & Whitney R-2800, replacing the original Bristol Centaurus powerplant. Source: Aerodynamic Media

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Jul 15 2015

Duxford Flying Legends 2015 photo report

Photos by Bertrand Brown, Gaël Darquet & Romain Odent.

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May 09 2015

World second airworthy Curtiss Hawk flies again

Curtiss P-36 Hawk s/n 38-210 N80FR of The Fighter Collection flew again a few days again and made its first public appearance at the Planes of Fame Airshow 2015. It is now headed for Europe and will be presented at Duxford’s Flying Legends airshow in a few weeks. This is one of only two airworthy …

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Feb 14 2015

Flying Legends Air Show 2015 Trailer

Happy Saint Valentine’s, airplane lovers! 😉

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May 26 2014

TFC F6F Hellcat flies again

The Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat of The Fighter Collection flew for the first time in 5 years on Friday May 23rd. The aircraft was flown by chief pilot Pete Kynsey. The aircraft will be presented during the Flying Legends airshow. Sources (with photos): Global Aviation Ressource The Fighter Collection

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May 02 2014

Video: Flying Legends 2014

20 years of Flying Legends by Chris G.

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Dec 12 2013

Stephen Grey’s P-40B donated to Collings Foundation

As can be read in its latest newsletter, the Collings Foundation has received an extraordinary donation: the Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk s/n 41-13297 of Stephen Grey’s Fighter Collection It is the oldest flying P-40 and is also the last survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack. The aircraft is currently being shipped to the US where it …

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Aug 01 2013

P-47G SNAFU to arrive in the US

The Fighter Collection’s Republic (license-built by Curtiss) P-47G Thunderbolt called “SNAFU” is currently being disassembled in Duxford to be crated and shipped to its new owner in the US, Comanche Fighters. Source

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Apr 22 2012

First flight of TFC’s P-47G Thunderbolt in Duxford

The P-47G Thunderbolt restored by The Fighter Collection flew its maiden flight on Saturday April 21st in Duxford.  Credit: The Fighter Collection

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