15 AUGUST 2016


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Article from BTNews 15 AUGUST 2016

Aircraft for sale

Following on last week’s report that Mike Collett has passed on Classic Flight’s unique RAF Canberra jet bomber to Vulcan in the Sky, he tells BTN that he is now looking for a home for the remaining aircraft in the fleet.  “They are all flyable,” said Mike, and are offered “in check”, some current. See BTN 8 August

Classic Flight (as Air Atlantique) also owns a pair of Douglas DC3s and these are on long-term charter to RVL based at East Midlands Airport for its Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) surveillance work.

"It would be lovely for the 100th anniversary of the RAF in 2018 to see some of Classic Flight’s aircraft taking part including the Meteors, Venom and of course the Canberra.  The Dragon Rapide is going to have trouble in keeping up,” he said.


Avro Anson C.21                                     WD413 / G-VROE
BAC Jet Provost T.5A                               XW433 / G-JPRO
de Havilland DH89A Dragon Rapide        RL958 / G-AKRP
de Havilland DH 112 Venom FB.50    J-1542 / G-DHVM (‘WR470’)
de Havilland DH 112 Venom FB.50          J-1614 / G-VENM (‘WK356’)
Gloster Meteor NF.11                               WM167 / G-LOSM
Gloster Meteor T.7                                   WA591 / G-BWMF  (oldest jet still flying) 
Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.3A             XM424 / G-BWDS
Percival Proctor                                          AE129 / G-AKIU

And 70 years of the jet engine BTN 23 May 2011

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Terry Marsden, Lincolnshire

The RAF should take on theses Aircraft and keep them flying as part of the BBMF