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BFBS: "Hawker Hunter Jets Return To Somerset"

Not_a_boffin

War Hero
But more importantly, CAA has given permission for G-HHAA to fly with "complex aircraft" certification, so unlike the Thunder City jets, there's an outside possibility she could grace UK skies again. Even if she was always a crab cab.
 

scouse

War Hero
But more importantly, CAA has given permission for G-HHAA to fly with "complex aircraft" certification, so unlike the Thunder City jets, there's an outside possibility she could grace UK skies again. Even if she was always a crab cab.
xx894 would look better with certification lol
 

off_les_aura

War Hero
I'm not really sure what to make of this. These 1950's vintage aircraft were deemed unsuitable for the task when they were retired nearly 20 years ago. And now were are using them again, but under contract to HHA. Smacks of desperation to me.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I'm not really sure what to make of this. These 1950's vintage aircraft were deemed unsuitable for the task when they were retired nearly 20 years ago. And now were are using them again, but under contract to HHA. Smacks of desperation to me.

Surely this is different tasking from their original role? They're no use as fighters but as fast movers against warships for exercise and practice they seem ideal.

I couldn't imagine anyone seriously thinking these planes would stand a chance against a modern fighter, be a bit like the Red Baron in his tri-plane taking on a Spitfire.
 
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