Aeroplane Monthly 1993-07
M.Oakey - Grapevine
An early exercise in Stealth technology? - Gene Franks’s largely original joyriding “See-through Jenny”.
Spokane-based Ed “Skeeter” Carlson’s eyecatchingly opaque JN-4Can Canuck.
Unmodified but renamed, Harvard IV G-BRLV - known as Night Train since 1990 - has emerged from its winter layup as Texan Belle, the latest addition to the Bar-Belle Aviation fleet.
It’s big, it's black and it’s back: the second Blenheim on its first flight on May 18.
Kennet Aviation’s Folland Gnat XP504/G-TIMM has been repainted as the third prototype, XM693, which wore company-applied silver / yellow training colours. Seen here at Cranfield on April 25, 1993, the Gnat is available for airshows - ring Gordon Fraser on 0635 873485 (evgs) for details.
The latest Shuttleworth aircraft to benefit from the Collection’s policy of brightening up and embellishing its exhibits’ colour schemes is Sopwith Pup G-EBKY. It made its display debut at Old Warden’s Navy Day on May 2, 1993 in the markings of N6181 Happy, a machine of No 3 (Naval) Squadron in 1917.
Leavesden-based Grumman Goose N4575C over Kent on May 18, 1993 with Doug Wyatt and Barry Irvine at the controls.
Modified to resemble an Aeronavale Grumman F6F-5, this North American T-6G is one of two - F-AZHD and F-AZHE - used in the recent filming of Dien Bien Phu. It is seen here at La Ferte-Alais, where it took part in the Salis Collection airshow on May 29-30, 1993.