LARS meets NESS

Just over three years after he began formal fl ying training, this talented Norwegian was displaying an A-26 Invader. Mustangs, Spitfi res and a vast array of experience have followed

img_68-1.jpg
EIRIK ØSTENSJØ
img_68-2.jpg
Lars at the helm of Shaun Patrick’s P-51D Mustang G-SHWN, just after its No 112 Squadron, RAF markings were applied.
RICHARD PAVER
img_68-3.jpg
Early aerobatic experience came at the controls of this EAA Biplane at Mexico Farms, Maryland.
VIA LARS NESS

There’s no set route, nor a certain pre-ordained combination of abilities, that leads a pilot to the hallowed ground of warbird fl ying. But even by the standards of many of his peers, Lars Ness followed an unusual path. The pursuit of aviation took him far from his native Norway, at his own initiative. It defi nitely served him well. Look back at his career, and you can easily see how the range of experiences he had across the Atlantic — twin-engined aircraft, cropdusting, aerobatics and more — led to what followed.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below