Tag: First Flight

Video: first flight of the Roseland Spitfire

Vintage Wings of Canada published this video of the first flight of the Roseland Spitfire on June 9, 2017 with John Aitken at the controls. Source

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Hurricane P2902 flies again after 77 years

After so many bad news for the warbird community, we are happy to move on to better ones ! Hawker Hurricane Mk I P2902 flew again on 19 June, more than 77 years after it crash-landed on a beach near Dunkirk in May 1940. The aircraft was restored to airworthiness by Hawker Restorations Ltd and …

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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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First flight for Vintage Wings of Canada’s Spitfire Mk IXe

Vintage Wings of Canada’s Spitfire HF Mk.IXe TE294 made its first post-restoration flight on June 7. The aircraft carries the colours and markings of a Spitfire Mk IX from No 442 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the summer of 1944. Source: Vintage Wings of Canada’s Facebook page

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First flight for the Shuttleworth Collection Sopwith Camel

The Sopwith Camel replica built for the Shuttleworth Collection made its maiden flight on 18 May with chief pilot Dodge Bailey at the controls. The aircraft carries the markings of D1851 “Ikanopit”, a Camel built by Ruston-Proctor that served with the Royal Air Force’s No 70 Squadron in 1918. Sources: Aerodynamic Media The Shuttleworth Collection

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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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CAF SoCal Wing Yak-3 flies again

After being grounded for 8 years, the Yak-3 of the Commemorative Air Force’s SoCal Wing flew again today. Find out more on the CAF SoCal Wing’s Facebook page or website.

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CAF Dixie Wing P-63 Kingcobra flies again!

“After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, 16 years of restoration, being effected by the Mississippi River flood of 1993 and countless man hours by the dedicated volunteers of the CAF Dixie Wing, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time on Saturday …

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CAC Mustang flies again in Australia

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Video: Sopwith Pup replica flies in Spokane

Dr Larry Howard’s Sopwith Pup replica recently flew in Spokane, Washington. The aircraft is powered by a Le Rhône engine and is identical to original Sopwith Pups, except for modern magnetos. Its construction required eight years of work. Source: Page Facebook de l’Antique Airplane Association

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P-38F Lightning “White 33” to return to the skies

The National Museum of WWII Aviation, based in Colorado Springs, recently announced on its Facebook page that the P-38F Lightning “White 33” (s/n 42-12652) will fly again on Monday, weather permitting. This will make it the 10th airworthy P-38 Mightning in the world, and only one of two with functioning turbochargers.

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Video: Hurricane 5481’s first flight

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Hawker Hurricane returns to the skies in Australia

The Hawker Hurricane Mk XII (s/n 5481) registered C-FDNL flew again on Sunday October 2 in Scone, Australia. The aircraft was restored by Vintage Fighter Restorations. It is painted in the colours of Hurricane Mk I V6748 of the Royal Air Force’s No 46 Squadron de la Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain. …

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Norwegian Starfighter flies again !

The Friends of the Norwegian Starfighter’s ex-Norwegian AF, Canadian-built CF-104D Starfighter flew again for the first time in 33 years on September 28 in Bodø, Norway. The restoration of the aircraft began in 2003, culminating with this week’s first flight with Eskil Amdal at the controls. You can enjoy the unique “howl” made by the …

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Mosquito TV959 flies again in New Zealand

The de Havilland Mosquito T Mk III TV959 restored by AvSpecs for Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection made its maiden flight today from Ardmore airport in New Zealand. The pilots for the first flight were David Phillips and Keith Skillings. The flight lasted thirty minutes and the Mosquito was escorted by Spitfire ZK-WDQ, acting as …

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