Lansens and Draken back in the air

Southern Sweden on 11 July the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’s Saab J 32B Lansen 32542/SE-RMD and J 32D 32606/SE-RME were both flown for the first time in five-and-a-half years by Maj Stellan Andersson. With the support of Saab, the aircraft have now been transferred to the Swedish civil register, having previously been operated under the SwAFHF’s auspices on the Swedish military registry. Single-seat J 35J Draken 35556 has made the same transition as SE-DXR, and took to the air again during late April.

The J 32D and J 35J will make their British show debuts at the Jersey International Air Display on 14 September, alongside the flight’s two-seat SK 35C Draken, the AJS 37 Viggen and J 29F ‘Tunnan’.

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The two recently reflown Lansens, pictured over Sweden during 2009.
GERARD BOYMANS