Aeroplane Monthly 1987-10
M.Oakey - Grapevine
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.