Aviation Historian 22
Master modeller Peter Castle of East Sussex-based Airscale has recently completed a 1/18th-scale model of Supermarine Spitfire FR.XIVe TZ138 in its racing guise as CF-GMZ/“80” at the 1949 Cleveland Air Races.
Former Antilles Air Boats (AAB) Grumman Goose N79901 being restored at Sweden’s Flygvapenmuseum. Built in 1944 as a JRF-5 and delivered to the US Navy as BuNo 37810, it served on Tinian and Guam. After the war it flew with Ellis Airlines at Ketchikan, Alaska, before Charles Blair bought it for AAB in 1969. Flygvapnet operated just one Goose, a JRF-2, during 1951-62.