It was testament to the excellent work done by the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre that a very rare Miles Hawk Major ended up there in the first place — and it’s now the subject of a restoration that will see this significant airframe well and truly rejuvenated

With certain notable exceptions, Miles aeroplanes have tended to go somewhat under-represented in the UK’s major aviation museums. All the better, then, for one of the company’s products to have bucked the trend and emerged from long-term storage to find a new home. What’s more, it’s being given an extensive and sympathetic restoration.

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