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  • Trolly Aux
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • May 2006
    • 3818

    Hawker Hurricane OO-HUR

    Did I miss a post about this? sorry if its a double

    "Yesterday on November 4th 2018 another historic day took place at Brasschaat airfield.
    OO-HUR, took off from Brasschaat airfield.
    Hawker Hurricane KZ321 completed two successful flights.

    Thanks to a team effort of Fast Aero and a good cooperation of the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority,
    it has been possible to bring another piece of history in Belgian skies."

    nice to see a long use of the Pre-oiler
    SMOKE SMOKE GO!
    TA out
  • DH82EH
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2013
    • 528

    #2
    That flight seemed awfully low! (video is of pre-oil and engine start).

    Congrats to the team. We sure enjoyed seeing her in Canada.
    I got to see her fly in formation with Lancaster, Mosquito, two Spits and another Hurricane for a total of ten Merlins.

    Enjoy! and safe flying.

    Andy

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    • SADSACK
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 3482

      #3
      Does this bring 80% of the airworthy Hurricanes to Europe?
      pb::

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      • snibble
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2015
        • 122

        #4
        Good job it didn't take that long starting them in 1940

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        • SADSACK
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 3482

          #5
          3 based at Old Warden, 2 at Conningsby, 1 at Biggin Hill, how many at Duxford now?

          Which was the one recovered from a Soviet museum in the early 90s?
          pb::

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          • DazDaMan
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2003
            • 18708

            #6
            Three Hurricanes at DX that I can think of off the top of my head:

            G-HURI
            R4118
            P2902
            Daren Cogdon

            Spitfire fanatic

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            • LAHARVE
              Why worry
              • Jan 2004
              • 786

              #7
              1 at Biggin Hill =G-CHTK
              2 at Coningsby =LF363 & PZ865
              2 at Old Warden = G-HITT and G-BKTH
              4 at Duxford = G-HURI, G-HUPW, G-ROBT and G-HRLI
              LAHarveIs this the real life, or is this just fantasy ?

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              • trumper
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Aug 2003
                • 6727

                #8
                Oh what a hopeful thought that one day we will see all nine in the air together

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                • JohnTerrell
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Apr 2010
                  • 408

                  #9
                  The subject aircraft of this thread is of course the same Hurricane Mk.IV that had been G-HURY in the UK and then CF-TPM in Canada, where it had last operated with the Vintage Wings of Canada. The re-assembly and certification of the aircraft took place at FAST Aero, which is to Belgium sort of like what MeierMotors is to Germany. The aircraft had arrived in Belgium back in May, but was waiting on the engine which came in late September after having been overhauled at Vintage V-12's. FAST Aero is also working on continuing and completing the restoration of Hawker Hurricane AM274, to fly.

                  Current count on all of the active Hurricanes in the world and where they're all based:

                  Australia: 1 (RCAF 5481)
                  Belgium: 1 (KZ321)
                  France: 1 (DR393)
                  Germany: 1 (RCAF 5487)
                  United Kingdom: 9 (AE977, LF363, P2902, P3700, P3717, PZ865, R4118, V7497, Z7015)
                  United States: 2 (RCAF 5667, BW881)

                  (So yes, 80% of the active/flying Hurricanes are currently based in Europe.)

                  This does not include BE505, which is currently ground-bound for conversion to become a two-seater at Hawker Restorations.

                  A few of the current Hawker Hurricane restorations that are expected to be completed and flying very soon, include:

                  - RCAF 5708 at Ray Middleton's shop in Colorado, USA (former Lone Star Flight Museum example, and is set to be completed/flying in 2019 - the aircraft is now owned by the Dakota Territory Air Museum (previously Texas Flying Legends))
                  - RCAF 5447 at Vintage Wings of Canada (expected to be completed/flying in 2019)
                  - Z5207 at Kaelin Aero Technologies in Germany

                  Some longer-term projects include AM274 at FAST Aero in Belgium, and I believe RCAF 323 at Hawker Restorations.
                  Last edited by JohnTerrell; 21st November 2018, 18:30.

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                  • thedawnpatrol
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Oct 2009
                    • 613

                    #10
                    So are there any Hurricanes awaiting in the wings to be rebuilt in the UK to Airworthy condition ?

                    jules

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                    • K5054NZ
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • May 2008
                      • 1137

                      #11
                      Going by JohnTerrell's post, BE505 and RCAF 323.
                      "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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                      • Trolly Aux
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • May 2006
                        • 3818

                        #12
                        what happened to Robs Lamploughs Hurricane? was it a tank buster?
                        SMOKE SMOKE GO!
                        TA out

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                        • paulmcmillan
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 2650

                          #13
                          Hawker Hurricane Survivors
                          By Gordon Riley

                          says
                          about RCAF 323

                          The next batch was shipped during February and March 1939
                          L1866 (RCAF 323) and was the last fabric-winged Hurricane prodcud
                          by Hawkers. L1867/RCAF 324 being the first production Hurricane to feature the all-metal stressed-skin wing


                          This is the first time I have seen this actual switch over point Fabric/Metal on Hurricane Wings given as before it was all approx guesswork


                          Weather - Fair with cloudy patches, clear by early evening.

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                          • thedawnpatrol
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Oct 2009
                            • 613

                            #14
                            Some of you will remember BW853 being sold by Bonhams in 2008, I now have this airframe, but sadly it is too far gone to be restored to airworthy condition.....................

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                            • TEXANTOMCAT
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Mar 2004
                              • 4670

                              #15
                              Kev Wheatcroft has it I think - IIRC he couldnt believe how cheap it was and snapped it up (8K?)

                              TT
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                              • Dave Hadfield
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Mar 2013
                                • 102

                                #16
                                I flew that aircraft one summer... what a great experience.

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                                • SADSACK
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jan 2000
                                  • 3482

                                  #17
                                  That really must be a talking point when you are asked what types you have flown! My mate is smug enough about his time on the Dakota!
                                  pb::

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