World second airworthy Curtiss Hawk flies again

Curtiss P-36C Hawk N80FR at the Planes of Fame Airshow in 2015. (Photo Woodys Aeroimages (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

Curtiss P-36C Hawk N80FR at the Planes of Fame Airshow in 2015. (Photo Woodys Aeroimages (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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 Curtiss Hawk aircraft in the world today, the other being the Curtiss Hawk 75 in French colours, also operated by Stephen Grey’s TFC. The restoration was headed by Matt Nightingale in Chino and lasted 4 years. The first flight was carried out by Steve Hinton.

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    • Steven M. Kuryla, Chief Warrant Officer (Retired), Founder and CEO: Tranquility Base Veterans Sanctuary, Yosemite Region on May 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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    CONGRATS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!!! I hope you understand just how important this is to military history. It’s SO important to pass these planes AND the knowledge of how to build them on to the next generation. So glad “WE” got to see it taxi on our visit. It’s been a great honor meeting you guys!
    Best of luck on all your future endeavors!

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