Displaying at North Weald on March 25, 1989 to mark the opening of The Squadron were the Harvard Formation Team’s newly-imported “Mitsubishi Zeke” (modified from a Harvard for the film Tora, Tora, Tora!) and Gary Numan s Japanese-painted Harvard G-AZSC.
Recently restored for the Israeli Air Force Museum by Carmiel-based Cyclone Aviation Products is a Sikorsky’ S-58
Newly installed at RAF Biggin Hill is a Feggans Brown-built Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII plastic replica painted as Mk I N3194 GR-Z of 92 Sqn.
Resplendent once more in its 1945 US Navy colour scheme and delivery markings is Duxford-based Planesailing Air Displays' Grumman Tigercat N6178C. Ferried from the USA last November, the Tigercat flew for the first time in its newly-applied colours on March 19, 1989. It will make its airshow debut at The Fighter Meet 1989 at North Weald, Essex on May 13-14.
Planesailing Air Displays’ Consolidated Catalina G-BLSC landed on the Thames at Barking Reach on February 22, 1989 and taxied ten miles upstream to Tower Bridge. The event was part of a promotion for Rawlplug.
Recently restored for the Israeli Air Force Museum by Carmiel-based Cyclone Aviation Products is a Gloster Meteor NF. 13.
John Farmer of the Hinkler House Memorial Museum in Queensland poses with the museum's replica Hinkler Ibis which is now nearing completion. The Ibis's tandem Salmson engines will be mounted on struts above the centre section.