Clive DuCros’s all-wooden flying Spitfire prototype reproduction photographed at his Swindon workshop in early 1987. The 7yr project is now almost finished.
Charles Church’s two-seat Supermarine Spitfire Tr.9 at his Hampshire base on August 1, 1987. Its first post-restoration flight took place on July 25.
Another Spitfire Tr.9, this time one of three attending Oshkosh in August 1987. The owner of TE308 is Bill Greenwood, of Aspen, Colorado.
The Science Museum’s Handley Page H.P.39 Gugnunc G-AACN, seen at Wroughton’s Air-Britain Fly-in on June 27-28, 1987, is approaching the end of a thorough restoration. Its Armstrong Siddeley Mongoose five-cylinder radial was restored in the museum's workshops, its oak-stained (not black) fuselage by Stan Wichall and its cream-painted wings by Skysport Engineering.
Macchi Veltro MM92215 is back on its wheels after a severe taxying accident last year - but it is unlikely ever to fly again.
Short Solent N9946F Halcyon floating majestically across San Francisco Bay - without getting its feet wet - on August 12, 1987
R. John Parkhouse’s newly-completed D.H.60GM Moth G-AAMX at Woburn on the weekend of August 15-16, 1987.