Aeroplane Monthly 1988-07
M.Oakey - Grapevine
The Old Flying Machine Company’s Vought Corsair, N240CA, at the Fighter Meet at North Weald on May 15, 1988.
Nick Grace’s newly-restored Hispano Buchon at Duxford on May 10, 1988, sporting its civil registration in temporary black tape over Bf 109 colours. Behind G-BOML is Doug Arnold’s Spitfire IX, NH238.
Fighter Collection Bell P-63 Kingcobra NL62822 at Duxford on May 15, 1988. The eagle emblem and victory stars originally decorated a P-39 Airacobra flown by Russian fighter pilot Maj V. F. Sirotin in 1945.
Gloster Meteor T.7 VZ638, last seen looking sorry for itself at Christie’s Bournemouth auction last October, is now with Aces High at North Weald and resplendent in a black-and-dayglo paint scheme.
Lightning F.3 XS903 on arrival at RAF Elvington on May 18, 1988, at the end of its last flight. The aircraft is to go on permanent display at the Yorkshire Air Museum.
The rear fuselage, wing and engines of Halifax HR792, currently being rebuilt by the Yorkshire Air Museum, at Elvington on May 18, 1988.
Confederate Air Force Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon N7428C Fat Cat
Another Old Flying Machine Company newcomer to the airshow circuit, Grumman Avenger N6827C, at North Weald on May 15, 1988.
Bob Mitchell's Fairchild PT-23 - the only example in the UK - at Halfpenny Green in early May 1988.
Buzz Kaplan’s Savoia-Marchetti S.56B at Old Warden on May 18, 1988. The attractive biplane flying-boat was visiting the UK on its way to appointments on the Continent.