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    Hurricane G-ROBT

    Has just had its first flight from Hawker restorations new facility at Elmsett.

    Video has echoes of the opening scenes from the Battle of Britain film - absolutely glorious!!

    Soon to be taking residence at duxford with the rest of the Anglia restorations fleet.
    I PITY THE FOOL

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    She looks fantastic!
    Daren Cogdon

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    DEEP JOY !
    Fantastic news after all these years, well done one and all hopefully I may see her transiting about this summer
    SMOKE SMOKE GO!
    TA out

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    Another lovely Hurricane has taken to the skies again. Nice to see one with the original style tail wheel as well.

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    markstringer,
    Is the a link to the video that's not FB?

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    Also not a facebookist so I guess i'm not allowed the pleasure of seeing this. However, I send my congratulations to Hawker Restorations and thanks for their dedication and craftsmanship in getting G-ROBT airborne.

    Mike

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    Here’s the link

    https://www.facebook.com/hawkerresto...52873924859647

    I am not on Facebook and it works OK for me (2 vids and a photo)

    Chris

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    Gosh that propeller isn't travelling very fast :-)

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    That video has a real 70s Instamatic lens flare effect thing going on...absolutely like BofB...glorious.
    'Flood the cowling.....plenty of it!'

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    How many airworthy Hurricanes is this now?
    If you're not living on the edge then you're taking up too much space!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markstringer View Post
    Has just had its first flight from Hawker restorations new facility at Elmsett.

    Video has echoes of the opening scenes from the Battle of Britain film - absolutely glorious!!

    Soon to be taking residence at duxford with the rest of the Anglia restorations fleet.
    That's fantastic news.
    I'm looking forward too seeing this.
    They also have a Tempest II under rebuild too. Anyone know how this is getting on?

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    Absolutely gorgeous !
    You can never have enough Hurricanes!
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    Terrific news. So when's that display with one vic of Mk. I Hurricanes and one of Mk. I Spitfires then? And the Biggin Hill Bf109e. THAT would be a show-stoping FL opener!

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    That would be a show... Hurricane Force.....enough now for a truly memorable gathering.

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    I woke to this news this morning, here in Australia.

    I couldn't help but think of Squadron Leader Kenneth McGlashan AFC (Mac) and his lovely wife, Doreen, and how they would have loved to have seen the Hurricane take to the skies again. I am sure they are looking down from a tremendous vantage point 'upstairs'.

    Today I will listen to my taped interviews with Mac, flick through my notes on P2902 and my photo album.

    What a great day.

    Cheers,

    Owen
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    Quite thrilling! Let's hope we see more Hurri's take to the skies in the future!

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