RNHF Sea Fury

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I was just wondering if anyone had any news on the RNHF Sea Fury restoration after the incident at Culdrose last year. As I understand it they planned to restore the aircraft to flight as it had not suffered major damage, or at least that which it did suffer would be repairable. Sadly however updates have been sparse (or at the very least I can't find updates) so I wondered if anyone knew about it.
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last I heard they were fund raising to replace the engine as it was knackered in the incident

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The guys at North Weald hope to fly it next year - its airframe repairs are complete and a new engine core has been sourced and is being built up.

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The last thing I was told back in July is that they are awaiting the report from the AAIB for the reason whey the engine packed up.

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The AAIB released a report in July, although it says forensic investigation is ongoing. https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.g ... _07-15.pdf
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centaurus18 wrote:The guys at North Weald hope to fly it next year - its airframe repairs are complete and a new engine core has been sourced and is being built up.

See more here.


Many thanks for the link, great progress - look forward to seeing her back in the sky next year.
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Obviously the machine didn't quite make it back into the sky in 2016, but the foot's not off the gas, by the looks - high confidence that she'll be in the air ahead of the 2017 season.

Would be an absolute beast at OW's FlyNavy show... :love:

https://www.navywings.org.uk/news-blog/ ... -fly-2017/

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Tommy wrote:Obviously the machine didn't quite make it back into the sky in 2016, but the foot's not off the gas, by the looks - high confidence that she'll be in the air ahead of the 2017 season.

Would be an absolute beast at OW's FlyNavy show... :love:

https://www.navywings.org.uk/news-blog/ ... -fly-2017/


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Imagine that, AND G-CBEL together. Throw in a Seafire or two :)
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I believe TFC are trying to get their T20 back in the air again too.
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VX281/G-RNHF completed a successful test flight at North Weald on Friday afternoon. :up: :clap:
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Wonderful news!

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Excellent :clap: :clap:
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Just departed on the second test flight of the day. Said on the radio that he's going out to the north west via Cambridge and Norwich before returning.
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Back home.

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centaurus18 wrote:Back home.


Good news, good pic..

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Lovely. :clap:

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I wonder if they fancy a nice little autumn trip to Duxford? :smile:

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Should look lovely in October :whistle:

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