Aeroplane Monthly 1987-07
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Grapewine
Graham Warner's spotless Bristol Blenheim, G-MKIV/“V6028”, now flying at Duxford as the British Aerial Museum’s flagship - 50yr after the type first entered RAF service.
Graham Warner's spotless Bristol Blenheim, G-MKIV/“V6028”, now flying at Duxford as the British Aerial Museum’s flagship - 50yr after the type first entered RAF service.
The Supermarine S.5 replica in which its owner and pilot Bill Hosie died on May 23, 1987.
Singapore Airlines’ Airspeed Consul, ex-G-AJLR, was restored to static condition in time for the airline’s 40th anniversary on May 1, 1987. It is painted in the colours of Malayan Airways, SA’s predecessor, which used the type on its first operations in 1947.
Joining the FAA Museum's new acquisitions at Yeovilton is the Royal Navy Historic Flight’s Fairey Swordfish, LS326, in a new green/grey/white colour scheme applied by Personal Plane Services at Booker. This photograph was taken at the Warwickshire Air Pageant at Coventry on May 25, 1987.
Lockheed Lodestar N7001 is being used in an attempt to beat Howard Hughes's round-the-world record of 1938.
After a 14yr restoration by the Shuttleworth Collection, the Royal Aircraft Establishment and British Aerospace, de Havilland D.H.88 Comet G-ACSS Grosvenor House took off for the first time at 1328hr on Sunday, May 17. The successful 40min flight from Hatfield - whence ’CSS made its original first flight 53yr ago - was, in the words of the Comet’s pilot, George Ellis, “a marvellous experience”.
Two views of de Havilland D.H.88 Comet G-ACSS Grosvenor House, airborne at last after its lengthy restoration.