504 REBORN

At the aptly named Rotary Farm workshops of Flying Restorations Ltd, an Avro 504K has been meticulously returned to flying condition

Avro 504K E2977/G-EBHB, owned by Tom Harris, airborne from Henlow in June of this year for its first air-to-air photo-shoot.
The 504K’s structure in the November 2012 sunshine.
The newly covered fuselage has clear dope applied.
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The fuselage comes together in May 2007.
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During March 2008 it was possible to take the fuselage outside on its own wheels. The thenunrestored original wing centre-section, cowling and tail section were trialitted, still sporting their original fabric. Other original parts are arrayed along the hangar door.
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The team, including pilot Stu Goldspink, with the Avro after its irst light on 28 June 2016.
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At many small aircraft restoration facilities around the UK, dedicated craftsmen are beavering away with projects well hidden from the public eye. Bedfordshirebased Flying Restorations is one example. It has emerged from Skysport Engineering, well-known for restoring machines such as the Hawker Demon among many others. With a drive to maintain authenticity, Skysport has been responsible for producing or restoring parts for countless World War One aeroplane rebuilds, and was therefore an ideal choice for Tom Harris when he was looking to restore an Avro 504K from parts he had sourced.

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