The Old Flying Machine Company, formed in 1981 by Ray Hanna and his children Mark and Sarah, maintains and operates rare historic aircraft in airworthy condition.
The company has, from the beginning, distinguished itself in both the art of display flying and in the specialist practice of film and television work, with an impressive list of credits to its name, including: Memphis Belle, Saving Private Ryan, James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies, Dark Blue World, Flyboys, Empire of the Sun and Piece of Cake. The company’s reputation and professional standing is driven by it’s commitment to display classic fighter aircraft in a manner that emulates as closely and safely as possible the roles for which they were originally designed. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and Europe, enjoy the dynamic flying displays that OFMC provides at public airshows and private events.
The task of displaying these wonderful aircraft is shared by only 6 pilots, all with exceptional experience in aerobatic and display flying. The company’s displays are renowned for presenting the fighters in an exciting and safe aerobatic display, either solo or in formation.
From 1999 until 2003 the company flew the highly popular and unique ‘Breitling Fighters’, consisting of four World War Two fighters, at displays all over Europe.