NEWS IN BRIEF

 
HOWARD HEELEY

NEWARK ‘BUCC’ COMPLETED

The application of squadron markings has now been completed on Blackburn Buccaneer S1 XN964 at the Newark Air Museum. XN964 now wears the markings it bore with the Fleet Training Unit, 736 Squadron, at RNAS Lossiemouth during 1965.

RIVIERA MOVES TO PADERBORN

Latest arrival at the Quax-Flieger hangar at Paderborn-Lippstadt airport in North Rhine-Westphalia is SIAI Marchetti FN333 N918NS. The 1964-built, four-seat Italian amphibian was restored over a 20-year period by Dr Jürgen Langhoff, who sadly died in June 2014 before he had a chance to fly it.

SWORDFISH ARRIVES AT WHITE WALTHAM

The ex-Vintage Wings of Canada Fairey Swordfish II, HS554, arrived at White Waltham on 23 July following acquisition by a new, so far undisclosed British-based owner.

OLYMPIC MUSEUM ADDITIONS

The Olympic Air Museum in Olympia, Washington, has added two aircraft to its collection. Former US Army Sikorsky EH-60A 84-24025/N260NW joins its growing fleet of flying helicopters, while an Aero L-29 Delfin, believed to be c/n 8927093, in Soviet Air Force markings with code Red 37 is a static exhibit.

MIDGET MUSTANGS COME TO GRIEF

Bushby Midget Mustang racer G-AWIR was severely damaged during a forced landing near Spanhoe Airfield, Northamptonshire, on 21 July. The pilot escaped with leg injuries. Another Midget Mustang, A44-RFD, had crashed near Lipia, Poland on 31 May, killing the pilot.