The Shuttleworth Trust’s Parnall Elf G-AAIN was moved into the blister hangar at Old Warden just after the new year for an overhaul. The aircraft will be completely re-covered, and by the end of January the starboard upper wing and port lower wing had been stripped and inspected, minor repair work completed, and it had been re-fabriced. The rudder is also being re-covered, and the Cirrus Hermes engine overhauled. The only survivor of three built during 1929, the Elf will be out of action for the 2018 season, but will return to display flying next year.

Work on the characterful Parnall Elf, G-AAIN, under way in the blister hangar at Old Warden in early January.