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.

Having completed successful trials of its Rolls-Royce Griffon engine the previous month, the 1951-built machine recently got airborne from its Hamilton, Ontario base with Steve McIntosh in the cockpit. It’s photographed flying on the 25th with Andy Dobson at the controls.

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Fairey Firefly AS.6 WH632 flown by Andy Dobson.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Fairey Firefly AS.6 WH632 flown by Andy Dobson. Derek Mickeloff