DC-10-30 HB-IHK is the first to be delivered to Swissair's charter subsidiary, Balair, who will use it on long-range charters to the USA, South America, the Far East and Africa.
Other Shuttleworth aircraft showing the results of much painstaking effort are the 1929 Parnall Elf, which should fly again this year
The unhappy remains of Spitfire P.R.XIX PS836 were photographed in the grounds of a school at Chieng Mei in Northern Thailand. The aircraft was presented to Thailand by the USA after World War Two, but its future is unknown.
Other Shuttleworth aircraft showing the results of much painstaking effort is the ex-Afghan Air Force Hawker Hind, which is now nearing completion after ten years in the workshops.
The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden is a hive of activity. Seen here is Jean Batten's Percival Gull, G-ADPR,on which restoration to flying condition has now begun.
Work on the D.H.88 Comet G-ACSS is progressing steadily, with the fuselage now taking shape.
The wings and fuselage of the first McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Super 80 have now been united at the Company's factory at Long Beach, California. The Super 80 will accommodate a maximum of 172 passengers.