'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.

 

 

'Down to Earth' now available as an eBook too!

Owen Zupp - Saturday, June 02, 2012

'Down to Earth'

Now Available as an eBook.

CLICK HERE

 

Hi All,

Further to my blog post "One of the Few" and the numerous enquiries that I receive, I can now inform you that 'Down to Earth' is available in eBook format.

With the ever-growing use of Kindles and iPads, this would have to be one of the most common questions that I've been asked since this website was launched.

The good news is that it is still in hardback for those who choose that path, or 'downloadable' for the next generation.

Now for my next book...............

Cheers,

Owen

                                      CLICK HERE for 'Down to Earth' on Amazon.

Owen Zupp. Generally Speaking.

Owen Zupp - Saturday, December 17, 2011

My blog on Sir Donald Bradman and the International Cricket Hall of Fame seems to have generated a few questions from the broader community out there; a blog about cricket at an aviation website? The fact is that while aviation plays a major role at www.owenzupp.com there will certainly be a degree of diversity found here as well.

From a keynote speaking perspective, I have spoken to cricket audiences on numerous occasions on a range of topics relating to that sport. Similarly, I have spoken about my book, ‘Down to Earth’ and its subject, Squadron Leader Kenneth McGlashan AFC on numerous occasions. The Ansett collapse, my charity flight around Australia and flying ‘Air Tests’ on new aircraft types have all been topics that I have spoken on at venues ranging from Scouts Wings presentations to addresses at the National Press Club in Canberra. Part of the pleasure involved with keynote speaking is tailoring the address to the audience and heightening their interest. As such, there are a lot of topics out there aside from my love of aviation.

So you can expect a few surprises to pop up in the blog over coming months, but I trust they will retain a level of interest to one and all as I look for common threads, not narrow niches. My passion for writing has introduced me to a wonderful world of people and places beyond my expectations and it’s my intention to share that with my readers and audiences in the most entertaining manner I can achieve. So check back regularly and see what’s new. And should you be interested in me tailoring an address to your particular audience, please don’t hesitate to contact me at http://www.owenzupp.com/contact

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