Hawker Hurricane

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Last year’s airshow, Flight Of The Hurricane marked the first public flight of a Hawker Hurricane in Australia since 1944.

The owner, John Brooks, found the aircraft at Niagra Falls about 4 years ago and had it shipped over to be taken in by the talented team at Vintage Fighter Restorations based in his home town of Scone. With some help by the guys at Luskintyre Aircraft Restoration the project took 2 years to complete.

The Hurricane was test flown on the 2nd October 2016 by the Managing Director of VFR, Ross Pay, closely following in the foot steps of his father, Colin Pay. Col was a pioneer in the Australian Warbird movement and it has been said that his efforts played and irrefutable role in inspiring the country’s love and passion for the vintage military aircraft we see today.

‘Flight Of The Hurricane’ took place only six weeks later to unveil this incredible machine to the public and it was a huge success. We look forward to seeing the Hurricane take to the skies again next March at Warbirds Over Scone! Tickets online soon!

Header photo by Mark Jessop of Australian Aviation