Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby TJJ on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 9:35 am

On Tuesday the Kennet Aviation Seafire XVII did three air tests flown by John Beattie. Great to see this lovely aircraft back in the air.

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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby Pat Murphy on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 9:46 am

Great to see her back in the sky :clap: :clap:
Oh heck I called it a her.....watch for the stuff hitting the fan..... :grin:
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby Jeff Hunt on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 9:57 am

Excellent news and thanks so much for sharing your fantastic photographs.

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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby Wes_Howes on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 10:33 am

Great to see IT :grin: back in the air, definitely a beautiful machine
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby Pringles on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 11:58 am

Love that mark Seafire. Looking forward to seeing it at RIAT
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby Tangoringo. on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 1:43 pm

Don't know if JB was a bit quick on that first approach but that tail looks waaay high and the prop awfully close to the hard stuff.
That being said I'm sure he knew what he was doing....it's only jealousy on my part! :lol:
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby Tangoringo. on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 9:10 pm

Forgot to say... Nice photos btw and great to see the Seafire back in the air.
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby Tommy on Wed 01 Jul 2015, 9:19 pm

Seems like only yesterday it made the wheels-up landing in France. As if that was 4 years ago! :shock:

Great to see.
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby 5944 on Fri 03 Jul 2015, 3:11 pm

If anyone's interested, the Seafire is currently sat on the grass at Shuttleworth.
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby 5944 on Fri 03 Jul 2015, 3:30 pm

...and now tucked up inside one of the hangars.
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 03 Jul 2015, 9:12 pm

Super shots Trevor - nice to see it back in the air.

...and now tucked up inside one of the hangars.

Any idea how long it's in for?

Seen a comment on OW's facebook that says "she's staying", and I note that Kennet's T-6 and a Westland Scout also arrived today? Are they moving the fleet - IIRC the owner of Kennet lives at OW?
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby 5944 on Fri 03 Jul 2015, 11:06 pm

The T-6 was out on the grass when I left with a cover over the cockpit. The Scout took the pilot and co back earlier apparently. The Seafire was in the workshop hangar near the main entrance. I asked one of the guys there how long it was staying and he said until next week. It's not on the list for the show on Sunday, but fingers crossed :-)
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Re: Kennet Seafire back in the air at North Weald

Postby TJJ on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 6:31 am

A few more from Sunday when John Beattie flew the Seafire back from Old Warden, Chris Götke then took it out for a local flight and a couple of circuits. As we were clearing up after a drag racing event, we were using a displaced threshold on Runway 20.

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