Aircraft Restoration

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Scotland’s Strutter due to make debut flight 

The Aviation Preservation Society of Scotland has completed its potentially airworthy reproduction of a Sopwith 1½ Strutter. 

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Spitfire BS410: The complete story

Spitfire IX BS410’s remains lay buried for more than sixty years in a French marsh. Ben Dunnell recounts the aircraft’s incredible story, following its successful return to the air in April

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The Flug Werk FW 190 soon to take to Swedish skies

Having become a public exhibit in the Västerås Flygmuseum, a Flug Werk FW 190A-8/N is set soon to take to Swedish skies

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Flying the flag: Percival’s Proctor

Well over 1,000 were built, but very few examples of Percival’s Proctor grace skies today. Darren Harbar talks to the current custodians of a classic British survivor

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Bristol Bulldog replica airborne in Oregon after 24-year build

Ed Storo took his Bristol Bulldog replica up for a successful maiden flight on June 28 at Independence State Airport, Oregon, 24 years after construction began.

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Waterbird replica flies from Windermere

Eight years after construction began at Wickenby, Lincolnshire, a replica of the 1911 Lakes Waterbird seaplane made its maiden flight from Windermere on 13 June with well-known display and test pilot Pete Kynsey at the controls.

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass to undergo major restoration

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass 129685 is to be the subject of a major restoration project at the Military Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS) Air Museum at Akron Canton Regional Airport, Ohio.

Canada’s Fairey Firefly returns to the air

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Fairey Firefly AS.6 WH632 made its first flight in around eight years on June 24.

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B-25 Mitchell heads south for restoration

The rear fuselage and centre section of North American B-25J Mitchell 44-30861, nicknamed the Bedsheet Bomber, was transported by road to the Wings Aviation Museum near Balcombe, West Sussex, on May 3 to continue a thorough refurbishment.

Navy Wings stops Sea Vixen work and starts new project

Trustees of Yeovilton-based Navy Wings have decided to cease restoration work on Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924.