'Down to Earth' no more? Is the Hawker Hurricane P2902 (G-ROBT) readying to fly again? An Aviation Blog by Owen Zupp.

Owen Zupp - Saturday, June 30, 2012

 

Image via 'Hawker Restorations'

 

'Down to Earth' no more?

 

For those of you familiar with my book 'Down to Earth', you will also know about Hawker Hurricane DX-R. This was the early model Hurricane that Squadron Leader Kenneth McGlashan AFC forced landed on a Dunkirk beach in 1940, having been shot down by a German Bf109 fighter. His long walk along the beach that day was just the beginning of the remarkable story of his life that I was privileged to put into words. 

 

The aircraft was re-discovered in the 1980s as it began to re-emerge through the sands like a modern day Phoenix. Following its excavation, the Hurricane's restoration has been a long process as these projects so often are. Now, pictures are emerging on the 'Hawker Restorations' website that suggest that finally the aircraft is nearing flight status.

 

After being 'grounded' for more than seventy years, the time that its wheels once again leave the earth may not be so far away. That will be a very special   moment and one that I cannot wait to see. And I'm sure that 'Mac' will be smiling down upon his old steed too.

 

 

                  CLICK HERE to read more about this remarkable story.

 

 

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