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    AD540 "Blue Peter"

    Happened to come across an old BBC program tonight about the history of AD540 and found a link here from about 10 years ago. Does anybody have any further news about the aircraft? It looked like there were substantial pieces of wreckage recovered from the ground when recovered.
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    As I recall, she was in the process of being slowly rebuilt to fly, but I can't seem to find her on G-INFO.

    I think I posted the full-length video of the recovery on here not so long ago. Anyway, here it is again....
    Daren Cogdon

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    Its now with Parnall down in Cornwall - and I think is their candidate for an airworthy rebuild in due course.

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    Is therefore confusion with BL688?

    https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalap...llregmark=CJWO

    Mark
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney…"

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    Quite possibly - they have both do they not?

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    ...and the skeletal fuselage of Seafire RX168 on loan from ARCo.

    ...and the static fuselage they are constructing as a training programme using patterns and drawings.

    Mark
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney…"

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    Didn’t Peter Wood have this one? Has he moved it on now then then?

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