Aeroplane Monthly 1978-06
News Spotlight
Rejuvenated Boeing B-29 Fertile Myrtle climbs out of Oakland International Airport, California, on April 27, 1978, for a 2hr test flight.
Fairey Gannets of “B” Flight, No 849 Naval Air Squadron, FAA, fly past in salute to their association with Morayshire in April, prior to the final embarkation of four aircraft aboard HMS Ark Royal.
An Agusta Bell 212ASW of Peru’s Servicio Aeronavale Marina Peruana at Gosselies, Belgium, on April 12, 1978, en route to Den Milder, Holland, to join its “Lupo” class frigate at the Dutch Naval Base.
At Parafield, South Australia, the restoration of Langdon Badger’s Spitfire VC, LE853/UP-O of 79 Squadron RAAF, is almost complete.
Ex South African Air Force Spitfire IX LZ842 is being restored to airworthy standards at Point Cooke RAAF Base, Victoria, Australia. Owner is Peter Sledge of Sydney.
One of veterans undergoing rebuilds at Old Warden is Parnall Elf G-AAIN, photographed on March 27, 1978.
One of veterans undergoing rebuilds at Old Warden is de Havilland Comet G-ACSS, photographed on March 27.
The Pitts Specials of the Rothmans Aerobatic Team have now completed a successful tour of West Africa, and are seen practicing over the Lagune Ebrie in Abidjan.
The first Replica Plans 7/8 scale S.E.5a to fly in Europe is G-BDWJ, built by Mike Beach and seen during its maiden flight at Booker on April 29, 1978.