HAC selling their fleet

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ozplane
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HAC selling their fleet

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Interesting article in the April edition of the GA Buyer magazine about the disposal of the HAC fleet. As we know it includes the Nimrod 2, Hurricane, DH 9 and, my favourite, the Fury. There was a hint in the article that they didn't fit in with the IWM's Master Plan which combined with the sale to the USA of the Old Warden based Demon, is rather unsettling for the mid-war Hawker enthusiasts. The good news is that they may be replaced by a Hind Trainer, Fiesler Storch, Bf 109E and an Audax. No plans yet for where they may be based. Let's hope as many as possible stay in the UK acknowledging of course that the owners can dispose of them as they wish. My apologies if this was common knowledge.

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ozplane wrote:
Tue 16 Apr 2024, 5:57 pm
Interesting article in the April edition of the GA Buyer magazine about the disposal of the HAC fleet. As we know it includes the Nimrod 2, Hurricane, DH 9 and, my favourite, the Fury. There was a hint in the article that they didn't fit in with the IWM's Master Plan which combined with the sale to the USA of the Old Warden based Demon, is rather unsettling for the mid-war Hawker enthusiasts. The good news is that they may be replaced by a Hind Trainer, Fiesler Storch, Bf 109E and an Audax. No plans yet for where they may be based. Let's hope as many as possible stay in the UK acknowledging of course that the owners can dispose of them as they wish. My apologies if this was common knowledge.
There's also an advertisement page listing what's offered for sale inside the latest issue of Aeroplane - the Yak-1 project and numerous engines are also offered for sale. It also states that Retrotec is expanding its operations and hiring.

Hopefully they stay on these shores, but it does look somewhat ominous.

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One of the Hawker biplanes was in H2 on stands today and the Fury was in H3. One (the Nimrod?) left late last week.
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iainpeden wrote:
Tue 16 Apr 2024, 7:39 pm
One of the Hawker biplanes was in H2 on stands today and the Fury was in H3. One (the Nimrod?) left late last week.
The one in H2 would have been TFC's Hawker Nimrod.

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I noticed this in the latest Aeroplane (or Flypast). Either way, i was quite surprised and almost confused as i don't think it's too often that a whole fleet is put up for sale? Hopefully they don't end up too far away.
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Wonder if Guy Black has decided to just concentrate on the restoration side of the business. I hadn't realised, but the HAC Spitfire BM597 had been sold to a new owner last year.

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JonMann wrote:
Thu 18 Apr 2024, 8:29 am
Wonder if Guy Black has decided to just concentrate on the restoration side of the business. I hadn't realised, but the HAC Spitfire BM597 had been sold to a new owner last year.
The same owner also has the silver MkXIV RN201 registered to them according to G-INFO

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aviationanoraks wrote:
Thu 18 Apr 2024, 9:27 am
JonMann wrote:
Thu 18 Apr 2024, 8:29 am
Wonder if Guy Black has decided to just concentrate on the restoration side of the business. I hadn't realised, but the HAC Spitfire BM597 had been sold to a new owner last year.
The same owner also has the silver MkXIV RN201 registered to them according to G-INFO
And also PL344 in Australia.

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