Battle of Britain at 80: Flying Hurricane R4118

When James Brown bought Hurricane I R4118, being to fly this Battle of Britain combat veteran himself was a well-formed plan, but still a long way off. Now, he’s doing just that. This is the story of how he’s gone about it

With Harvard instructor Peter Tuplin after going solo on the North American trainer.

Just what does it mean to fly your own Hawker Hurricane? Allow James Brown to explain one of the myriad emotions. “There’s that moment of realisation that you’ve done what all the heroes you’ve always read about did”, the custodian of Hurricane I R4118 reflects, “albeit you’ve only taken off and landed rather than going into battle.”

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