Airworthy Venom's And Vampire's

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Is there a website that has a full list of airworthy Venom's and Vampire's in the world, plus those that could be rebuilt to fly ? Thanks for any help.
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In a word, no there isnt. Of course, anything could be rebuilt to fly - its a matter of how much money one throws at it. Realistically, it is probably fair to say that owing to current values, it is unlikely that any Vampire/Venom that is not currently airworthy, or has been airworthy in the past 5 or so years will be made flyable again. There are some exceptins, such as the Judy Pay aeroplanes, but I suspect not many! Bruce
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We currently have Vampire T.55 G-HELV and Venom F.50 G-DHVM (ex G-GONE) airworthy at Coventry. We also have Venoms J-1629 and J-1649 stored. There are no immediate plans to put them back together but its not out of the question should the need arise. Tom.
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The Source Classic Jet Flight aeroplanes are in open store at Bournemouth. There are two Vampires airworthy on the field, the Vampire Preservation Society T.11 WZ507 G-VTII and de-Havilland Aviation's T.11 XE920. There is also a FB.9 Vampire under rebuild there as well.
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There are no immediate plans to put them back together but its not out of the question should the need arise. Tom.
Therefore any generous sponsorship deals for a formation team comprised entirely of small de Havilland jets should be sent to.... Is there not another Vampire (albeit in much further from airworthy condition) over in the shed Tom?

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On this topic can anyone confirm that John Travolta once owned/flew a Vampire and it's identity, current location and condition? Roger Smith.
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He certainly did own / fly a Vamp, but I don't recall the ID.
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Swedish Vampire Here's proof that a Vampire was flying in Sweden (at Halmstad) in 2004 . . .
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Yes, JT used to own and fly a Vampire F3, ex RCAF. It moved on some years ago, and we established recently that it is currently the oldest airworthy jet aeroplane. Bruce

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There is a flying Vampire based at Hinckley Field (formerly the Ogden Municipal Airport) in Ogden, Utah, USA. I don't know the airframe numbers or owner, but have seen it many times.

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The SAAF Museum in South Africa has one flying and a couple in storage. In fact it should have been flown by Glen Warden yesterday at Makhado AFB.
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Didn't Tim Manna restore a Vamp (and a venom?) to go with his Meat-box? I think he sold the Meteor (and a Scout) to fund the Seafire and Gannet?

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Tim Manna did restore a Venom, G-VENM, which is flying. John Beattie has been flying it on the airshow circuit for the last few years. He never did a Vampire. As for selling the Meteor and/or Scout to "fund" the Seafire, I don't think so.
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On this topic can anyone confirm that John Travolta once owned/flew a Vampire and it's identity, current location and condition? Roger Smith.
He did own this Vampire, but if he ever flew it himself I don't know! http://www.warbirdregistry.org/jetregistry/vampireregistry/vampire-rcaf17072.html The Warbirds of Norway operates this Vampire here in Oslo as LN-JET. http://www.warbirdregistry.org/jetregistry/vampireregistry/vampire-j1146.html T J

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South Africa's one seen flying on Saturday!
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Does anyone want to make my one fly? :) www.vampirexh313.co.uk
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Is there not another Vampire (albeit in much further from airworthy condition) over in the shed Tom?
There used to be, but it was a pod only and was sold on apparently. The list Jon sent me of all the stuff stored over at CFS has it listed as G-DHYY. Anyone know where it is now? Tom.
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There are two Vampires flying in NZ, and also a Venom on airworthy condition but it hasn't flown since its owner was kileld at a British airshow I believe.
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There used to be, but it was a pod only and was sold on apparently. The list Jon sent me of all the stuff stored over at CFS has it listed as G-DHYY. Anyone know where it is now? Tom.
I believe it was bought from Don Wood with the Venom spares ships. As a source of spares it isnt the best; when I saw it it was almost totally stripped out! It was a complete airframe, albeit rather naked! Bruce
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Vampire - You have a PM re your Vampire restoration.
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Does anyone want to make my one fly? :) www.vampirexh313.co.uk
Andrew, How are you getting on with it - it must be almost a year since you acquired it! I had a look at its sister ship again the other day. Tempting...! Bruce