RNHF has an airworthy Swordfish again

RNHF has an airworthy Swordfish again

Postby centaurus18 on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 5:25 pm

Not sure if reported on here (please delete if it has)...

The Royal Navy Historic Flight has successfully reflown its Swordfish I W5856 following a couple of years on the ground with engine trouble.
All being well = 2018 will see it and the Naval Aviation Ltd Fury T.20 airborne on the airshow circuit.

LS326 I guess will follow when it's Peg' has been rebuilt.
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Re: RNHF has an airworthy Swordfish again

Postby The Baron on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 6:01 pm

It's been up and about a fair bit this week converting a new pilot before leading a Wildcat over Yeovilton church this afternoon for a remembrance service.
Haven't seen it myself but I heard the Sea Fury go over (yesterday?).
Loafer for Mr. Da Vinci.
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Re: RNHF has an airworthy Swordfish again

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 8:02 pm

An interesting thing to note, is that the Sea Fury's Centaurus engine has to run each week to distribute the oil evenly which is why it's also been flying recently.

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