This aircraft was one of the last to come out of the Austin Aero factory at Cofton Hackett and stored by the RAF 1945-1952. It served with the Aeronavale as WU-15 from 1952 until the 60s, when it was flown back to Britain. At one stage it was kept at Blackpool before being gate guardian at RAF Scampton. It now resides at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and undertakes regular taxi runs there and this is where on Monday 1st April this year I was at last able to "use up" my 2011 Christmas present from my kids and have my long-awaited run!!! Superb!!! On the 18th February 2010 it was announced the intention to restored NX611 to flight and three additional airworthy Merlin engines have been acquired and other spares needed are currently also being acquired. Watch this space!!!
Sign up to comment.
Sign in if you already did it.
Photo taken in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, UK
Misplaced? Suggest new location