NEWS IN BRIEF

DAUNTLESS FLIES

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless BuNo 10694/N34N made its first post-restoration flight at Cameron Park, Sacramento in mid-August, following a six-year restoration with Vultures Row Aviation for owner James Slattery/Pissed Away (see News, Aeroplane July 2017).

HOVERFLY ‘GROUNDED’ AGAIN

After nearly 15 years spent suspended from the ceiling in the Milestones of Flight building at Hendon, the RAF Museum’s Sikorsky Hoverfly I, KK995, was back on terra firma on 23 August, and will now go on display alongside the other historic helicopters in the main hall at Hendon.

SAVE THE GATWICK HERALD

The fate of the Gatwick Airport Fire Service’s Handley Page Dart Herald 209, G-CEXP, is hanging in the balance. The Handley Page Herald Group is trying to save the unburned aircraft from oblivion. For details on how to help, go to www.facebook.com/groups/580682918715404.