SYWELL’S WARBIRD MECCA

The historic Northamptonshire airfield is now a major centre of warbird restoration and operation, thanks to Air Leasing

Air Leasing’s recently built blister hangar at Sywell shows the range of restoration projects taking place and a selection of airworthy aircraft that are either housed or maintained there. In the foreground are three Buchóns and P-51D Mary Mine; beyond are Will Greenwood’s Yak-3 and Anglia Aircraft Restorations’ Spitfire FRXIVe, behind which can just be seen the tail of Spitfire XII EN224. At far right is one of the Pitts S-1Ds of the Trig Aerobatic Team.
Richard Grace brings a great deal of enthusiasm and expertise to the Air Leasing business.
Rapid progress has been made on the return to flight of P-51D 44-64005/ N51CK Mary Mine.
Boschung Global’s HA-1112-M1L Buchón, serial C.4K-152/N4109G (c/n 220), flanked by Anglia Aircraft Restorations’ example C.4K‑105/ G-AWHH (c/n 145) to the right and Warbird Investments’ C.4K‑99/G-AWHM (c/n 187) at left.

As time progresses, I firmly believe that historical provenance will become increasingly valuable

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