Aeroplane Monthly 1989-07
M.Oakey - Grapevine
Meeting in the air for the first time in history on May 28, 1989 were the de Havilland Mosquito and its progenitor, the D.H.88 Comet racer. The event took place over Old Warden, Bedfordshire.
Two views of Doug Arnold's newly-acquired Lockheed P-38 Lightning N505MH Miss Behavin’ in Warbirds of Great Britain’s Spitfire Hangar at Biggin Hill on June 2, 1989.
A poignant sight: the old Southend Historic Aircraft Museum's Blackburn Beverley, XB261, in the process of being scrapped on April 26 1989 after fighting an 18-year losing battle against the elements. Its cockpit section has been saved, though, and is destined for display at the Imperial War Museum’s Duxford Airfield.
Photographed in April 1989 near the Swiss/Austrian border was Bristol Sycamore D-HALD, the last flyable example in Europe. Built in 1957, it was operated in West Germany on SAR and fire brigade duties until 1981. It has recently gone to a new private owner, a wine producer from Berneck in Switzerland.
Now in the USA and wearing unfamiliar clothes is the former Spencer Flack all-red Spitfire XIV G-FIRE. Imported by Bob Pond for his Planes of Fame East Collection, it has been re-registered N8118J.