DH9 TAXIING AT DUXFORD

An Airco DH9 moves under the power of its Armstrong Siddeley Puma for the irst time in more than 90 years at Duxford on 16 November, as ‘Dodge’ Bailey taxies E8894 across the grass.
DAVID WHITWORTH

The Historic Aircraft Collection’s newly restored Airco DH9, E8894/G-CDLI, taxied for the irst time at Duxford on 16 November with Shuttleworth Collection pilot ‘Dodge’ Bailey at the helm. The event was recorded by a ilm crew, and television historian Dan Snow was seen interviewing Guy Black, the boss of HAC’s restoration arm Retrotec, which rebuilt the World War One bomber at its workshops near Hastings, East Sussex over several years before it was moved to Duxford. Recovered from a fort at Bikaner in Rajasthan, India, when it lies E8894 will become the world’s only genuine airworthy bomber from the 1914-18 conlict.