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    Hawker Hunter Mk 51 N611JR Ex G-HUNT

    Could someone update me on Ex Spencer Flacks beautiful Hunters present status.
    It left the EAA museum at Oshkosh in 2009 for the Classic Aircraft museum at Hillsboro near Portland Oregan.
    There website says its in storage. Is this the case, or is it now on display, and are there any plans to put it back in the air.

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    Saw it at Oshkosh in 2005. Did not look like it could go back in the air then, even with a ton of cash
    Tony Dyer
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      #3
      http://www.classicaircraft.org/HawkerHunter-FMk51.html

      A brief history of G-HUNT.
      http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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        #4
        That history of G-HUNT says it was the first Hunter on the British register. It may have been the first privately owned example but certainly not the first on the U.K. civil register. They seem to have overlooked G-APUX and G-BABM. G-HUNT was registered in July 1978 but it was preceded by demonstrators G-APUX in 1959 and G-BABM in 1972.
        "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)

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          #5
          Last I was told afew years ago now was she has serious corrosion in the wings.

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            #6
            Static external display at Oshkosh for a long time would not have helped. ��
            "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)

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              #7
              Not surprised, being left outside with the EAA at Oshkosh for 14 years next to Lake Winnebago. Would this have contributed to the alleged corrosion, the lake is freshwater.
              I believe it was a flyer when they first had it, why did they want it if they didn't want to fly it, and then eventually get rid of it.
              Did it fly regularly with the Combat Jets Flying Museum in Texas.

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