Aeroplane Monthly 1984-09
The Hon Patrick Lindsay’s Hawker Fury reproduction, G-BKBB, had a trial fitting of its uncovered wings late in June 1984. The wooden wings are the work of John Isaacs. The Fury’s Kestrel engine has now returned from a complete overhaul by Hants and Sussex Aviation under the watchful eyes of managing director Ted Hawes, and is reported to be “looking quite splendid”. An ex-RN artificer who is something of a “sheet metal wizard” made the close-fitting cowling panels.
Avro 19 G-AGPG is subject to the attentions of a team from Patrick Luscombe’s British Air Reserve during preparations for its removal from Southend to Lympne.
Fiat G.46 MM53211 was also collected.
Ron Paine renews his acquaintance with Drone De Luxe G-AEKV at Brooklands on July 10, 1984. He last sat in its cockpit in the mid-1980s. Carden Ford-engined ’EKV should be back in the air shortly.
Taking second prize in the Concours d’Elegance competition at this year’s PFA rally at Cranfield on July 6, 7 and 8, 1984 was Capt Derek Ellis’ newly restored Morane-Saulnier-built D.H.60G Moth G-AANV. This Moth began life in 1929 as F-AJNY and later became HB-OBU. After languishing in acquired by Ron Souch and restored by him at Hamble. The first post-restoration flight took place shortly before the rally.