RNHF airframes now civil!

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RNHF airframes now civil!

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Following the Ministerial Statement made in January, whereby the MoD intended to gift most of the RNHF airframes to the Fly Navy Heritage Trust, three of the four airframes have now appeared on the CAA register....

Swordfish I W5856 reverts back to G-BMGC, whilst Chipmunk WK608 and Sea Fury FB.11 VR930 were issued the insequence G-CLNI and G-CLNJ respectively.
The Sea Hawk is yet to be registered, at least publicly.
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Good news.
Hopefully that may mean VR930 will fly again.

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What’s happening with the other Swordfish, LS326?

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Mike wrote:What’s happening with the other Swordfish, LS326?


To quote the parliamentary statement back in January.... "The future of a fifth aircraft, Swordfish (LS326), is currently under consideration"
...so I guess it's still officially a military-owned airframe at the moment, but that could change or may even have changed hidden from public record.

One hopes to see the Swordfish and Chippy at least flying this year.
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