Spitfire PR.XIX PS890 to fly again in 2019 following post-accident restoration

Spitfire PR.XIX PS890/F-AZJS at Duxford in 2015 (Photo Alan Wilson (CC BY-SA 2.0))

Spitfire PR.XIX PS890/F-AZJS at Duxford in 2015 (Photo Alan Wilson (CC BY-SA 2.0))

The French newspaper Le Républicain Lorrain reports that the Spitfire PR.XIX registered F-AZJS, which was damaged in a take-off accident in June 2017, is currently being restored by Historic Flying Limited in the United-Kingdom as well as in the USA. The aircraft is expected to fly again  in the spring of 2019.

More information and photos can be found on the Républicain Lorrain website (in French).

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    • Jonathan W E Swaby on February 17, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    Between March and December 1953, my father, Sqn. Leader W. P. Swaby, often flew PS 890 whilst in 81 Squadron, Singapore, out of Seletar and Kuala Lumpur, as part of Operation Firedog. He would often touch down in Butterworth, Penang and flew as far North as Chungkai, Thailand. 81 Squadron had three Spitfires, PS890, PS836 and PS888 and all three were used for photo reconnaissance of Malayan targets until the last sortie to Kota Tinggi by PS888 on April 1st 1954. They also took part in the Coronation flypast on June 2nd 1952 and the Queen,s Birthday flypast on June 6th 1952 at Seletar. March 6th 1953 was the first recorded flight of PS890 in W. P. Swaby’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book and December 31st 1953, the last.

    1. Thanks for sharing this !

    2. Chiangmai,North of thailand.I have seen PS836 when I was student in Chiangmai.

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