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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:16 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:09 pm 
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Been some action up in Idaho. Doc Sugden has been running some of the jets (Fury, A-4, Sabre), but important to this list is Corsair N4901W. Can't confirm it has flown but it has been doing ground runs. Will keep updated...

*edit, just got sent a video of her flying!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:11 pm 
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That is good to hear! I've "promoted" N4901W back into the list of flying Corsairs.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:00 pm 
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I've added P-51B "Berlin Express" back into the list of flyers - following repairs to the vertical and horizontal tail fins (the horizontal having been the most damaged), and installation of another/new canopy, the aircraft has been test-flown from Duxford today.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:02 am 
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The UK-based Buchon G-AWHH, "White 9", just made its first test flight today at Sywell and has been added to the list, bringing the total number of Buchons/109's currently flying in the world to 9. This is the third Buchon completed by Air Leasing within just the last 7 months, all flying. This latest Buchon is painted in the markings of a Bf-109F-4 flown by Edmund Rossmann of 7/JG52. https://www.facebook.com/Ultimate-Warbi ... 121510239/

All four of the UK-based/flying Buchons are scheduled to appear at the Duxford Flying Legends airshow in a couple weeks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:18 am 
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The one and only surviving Brewster F3A-1 Corsair, registered N4634, owned by Jim Slattery and restored by Ezell Aviation, made its first test flight today and has been added to the list of flying examples. For those who have not seen how she looks now, a photo by Jay Miller, via Ezell Aviation, here: https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5BA07AEA


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Anglia Aircraft Restoration's TF-51D "Contrary Mary" (formerly "Miss Velma") made its first post-rebuild test flight today at Sywell, in the UK, just shy of a year since it made a forced landing in a field near Duxford at Flying Legends 2017. The aircraft is scheduled to make its first public debut at Flying Legends this weekend. Sections of the aircraft were rebuilt and overhauled in the US and then combined with a new wing which had already been previously restored awaiting another potential project. All of the sections were brought together at Air Leasing, at Sywell, UK, last month for reassembly, painting and flight testing.

Here is a photo taken from a flight today, posted on the Ultimate Warbird Flights Facebook page (paint work around the name artwork not yet fully completed): https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5BEB3ED2

The markings were very well researched and replicated to exacting accuracy to the original wartime photos. Although it was before my time, I've always been fond of Jimmy Hunt's P-51D back in the 80's when it sported the same paint scheme, so it is awesome to see it now on a Mustang flying again. There are currently only 4 Mustangs flying in the world painted in 78th FG markings (which are among my favorite), and it is the only one outside the US.


In other news, though not directly related to "numbers", the Comanche Fighters/Dan Friedkin P-51D N351MX, previously painted as "February", was revealed yesterday, at Biggin Hill in the UK, in a completely new paint scheme as the 355th FG "The Hun Hunter ~ Texas", and will be debuting in this new scheme at Flying Legends this weekend. I'm not sure if the aircraft will be staying in the UK for a prolonged period or not - Dan has had warbirds based in the UK for long stretches of time, and has also shipped warbirds over just for Flying Legends, so time will tell. For the time being, I'll have it listed with the UK-based Mustangs (with 8 Mustangs in the Friedkin stable, I've always thought that he would have at least one based permanently in the UK, like a few of his Spitfires are). Dan's Spitfire Mk.V JG891 also is now flying again as of the last couple days, following about a year of restoration/refurbishment in the UK at Duxford. The aircraft is now back to the same, very attractive and unique desert color scheme it had worn for the first few years after it was initially restored/completed in 2006 (for the last several years, based in Texas, it had been painted in the "RS-T" Robert Stanford-Tuck markings).

https://www.flyinglegends.com/aircraft/ ... 351mx.html
https://www.flyinglegends.com/aircraft/ ... -lfvc.html


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The Hangar10/Air Fighter Academy "Bf-109G-14" (DB 605-powered Buchon conversion) has now been test flown and added to the list of flying 109's/Buchons. Video of the test flight is here (note the boom temporarily added to measure/provide test flight/handling data): https://www.facebook.com/27462506266559 ... 36153/?t=3

This particular aircraft is speculated to be the former Buchon G-AWHE, but has not been confirmed by Hangar10. The company that did the work, Rare Bird Aviation, describes the project as having included an "engine conversion", with some airframe work, which clearly points to the aircraft having been a Buchon first, despite it being now registered with an original G-14 identity. When the aircraft was unveiled earlier this year, the time it took to produce this "Bf-109G-14" was also described as only having taken a year, which also puts the timeline back to when Hangar10 purchased the Buchon G-AWHE.

The number of currently active 109's/Buchons worldwide now stands at quite an impressive 10 - by far the most there has been since the Battle of Britain movie in the late 60's.


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