Aeroplane Monthly 1978-09
News Spotlight from Strathallan
A mixed bag comprising, left to right, Strathallan's Hurricane IIB G-AWLW “P3308”, Meteor T.7 WF791 and Vampire T.11 XH304 of the RAFs Vintage Pair, and Spitfire PR.19 PM631 of the RAFs Battle of Britain Flight.
Junkers Ju 52/3m N-99234 was flown to Strathallan via Gatwick from Madrid Spain, by BCal Capt Peter Hoar, arriving on July 14, 1978. It is to be fitted with long range tanks for ferrying to the USA.
Strathallan’s Miles M.14A Magister R1914, alias G-AHUJ, displays its pristine finish during a low fly-past.
Strathallan’s airworthy Tiger Moth, DF155, alias G-ANFV, is seen here, as Bernie Sedgwick brings it in.
Duncan Simpson in Strathallan's beautiful little Moth Minor, G-AFPN.
Bob Russell on final approach in his Klemm L.25-Ia G-AAUP Clementine, normally based at Kilkerran.
Percival Provost T.Mk.I 7696M is now on the civil register as G-BDYG. Its previous RAF serial was WV493.
The unique Reid & Sigrist RS.4 Desford Trainer, VZ728/G-AGOS also belongs to Strathallan and was flown by John Kelly. This aircraft began life in 1945 as the R.S.3 Desford, and was modified for prone pilot experiments as the R.S.4 Bobsleigh in 1951. It rejoined the civil register five years later, being used for film and aerial survey work.
Bob Mitchell lands his Akro, N-81AC, after his demonstration.