Aeroplane Monthly 1984-01
Seven years after the start of the project, Aviad of Florida, USA, has completed three SE.5as. The aircraft depicted here, a two-seater for training, has one of four 180 h.p. Hispano-Suiza engines that have been completely rebuilt. Both of the other two SE.5as are single-seaters. The reproductions are claimed to be exact with the exception of the fuel pumps, which are mechanically driven instead of wind driven. The three men behind the project are Tom Davis of Van Nuys, California, and Bobby Strahlmann and Gil Bodeer of Melbourne, Florida.
Doug Arnold's Avro Lincoln, RF342/G-APRJ, bought at the Southend auction last May, was moved to Blackbushe in November 1983.
After being abandoned for 7 1/2 years, Lockheed 1649 Starliner, N7316C (one of only two airworthy examples) was restored at Stewart Airport, New York State, last summer. During November it flew to a new home in Maine.
Edgar Percival EP.9 EC-ASO, ex G-APCT, was photographed in a dilapidated state at Cuatro Vientos
The Dassault Mystere IVA.