Sea Venom for sale in the U.S.

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I was surprised to see it in Trade-A-Plane.
http://www.trade-a-plane.com/detail/1524860.html

The owner calls it a Vampire but if I'm not mistaken it's a Sea Venom.
It's part of a jet warbird collection which includes a rare Douglas F5D Skylancer modified by NASA with a wing for SST research (I'm told it was flown by Neil Armstrong), F-104, A-7, A-4 and a couple of MiGs (which seem to have replaced wingless Ercoupes as non-functioning airport "art" lately :) ).

Anyone know about the Venom? I know some ex-RCAF (and other) Vampires were flown here, but a Sea Venom must have been rare.
Hopefully, it will find a good home in the UK.

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Its ex Royal Australian Navy -probably the only one still airworthy. Nice aircraft but probably of limited value.

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I also see a DH 90 Dragonfly is up for sale in Trade-A-plane.

Dave

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If only i had the money. Think its ex RAN, and i believe this one can be ground run and taxied too.

Edit. You beat me to it DB. Although i'd be surprised if its a flyer.

Rob

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I would love to see this come to the UK and be retuned to flying status! How come big lotto winners never seem to be post-war Fleet Air Arm fanatics?!

Maybe a return to Australia would be possible, they seem quite keen on their flying heritage.

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It is ex-RAN Sea Venom FAW.53, WZ944 / N7022H, which was restored to flying condition in the markings of 809 Squadron. It was certainly airworthy up to a few years ago.

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Well said!

I would love to see her come back over to the UK although like you said, maybe Australia will be more interested...

I would love to see this come to the UK and be retuned to flying status! How come big lotto winners never seem to be post-war Fleet Air Arm fanatics?!

Maybe a return to Australia would be possible, they seem quite keen on their flying heritage.

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Rare Hunter T8M for only $19K

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I also see a DH 90 Dragonfly is up for sale in Trade-A-plane.

Dave

Yes it G-AEDT now in New Zealand. If only a lottery winner would buy it and donate it to the Shuttleworth Trust, wouldnt it look lovely next to the Comet racer.

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It is ex-RAN Sea Venom FAW.53, WZ944 / N7022H, which was restored to flying condition in the markings of 809 Squadron. It was certainly airworthy up to a few years ago.

I thought the only "recently" airworthy Sea Venom was the ex Amjet example N903WZ (Ex RAN N4-903, WZ903). I recall seeing that fly at the Oshkosh gathering in 2000. Was N7022H also flown in the US in the recent past?

Tim

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Thats interesting. I thought the Amjet example never got completed, and therefore never flew with the organisation. :confused:

Rob

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I think it's me getting the two airframes confused and if so I apologise. The scheme I see from web pics that "WZ944" carries is how I remember the Oshkosh visitor appearing. My aged brain must be getting addled as maybe that was N7022H I saw flying then.

Tim