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Back to School…with the UEA

September 27, 2018
Back to School…with the UEA

MH434 spent 2 days this week at Norwich Airport, promoting East Anglia’s aviation skills and heritage . A fantastic event developed by the University of East Anglia, and supported by Barclays Bank, The Aviation Skills Partnership and International Aviation Academy and Saxon Air who hangared us beautifully. A big thanks to all involved, and our […]

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

September 12, 2018
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

A huge thanks to our amazing ground crew who looked after MH434, not only for the Goodwood Revival last weekend, but tirelessly, and lovingly throughout the year ensuring the aircraft is kept in tip-top condition, looking it’s best and for always being on hand to talk to the thousands of people they encounter each weekend […]

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Goodwood Revival “Spirit of Aviation” – and the winner is …

September 10, 2018
Goodwood Revival “Spirit of Aviation” – and the winner is …

The Old Flying Machine Company are completely delighted that Spitfire IX MH434 has won the 2018 Freddie March Spirit of Aviation, at Goodwood Revival. Over the three day event, people were thronging around the aeroplane, eager to hear it’s history and understand a little more about what it takes to keep such a wonderful veteran […]

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Happy 75th Birthday Spitfire MH434

August 8, 2018
Happy 75th Birthday Spitfire MH434

  The glorious weather we have been having held on for the 75th anniversary celebrations for MH434’s first flight in the hands of Alex Henshaw, on the 7th August. Thirty plus guests came to IWM Duxford to celebrate, with delicious English food and fizz, including owners, pilots and engineers, past and present. It would be […]

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COUNTDOWN!

August 5, 2018
COUNTDOWN!

It is only two more days until MH434’s 75th birthday and lets just say that the preparations are ramping up! This will be a very special event with catering provided by Provenance Kitchen Cambridge and will be toasted with some English fizz from Nyetimber.  We will also have a home-made cake with candles that we […]

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Old Buckenham Airshow 29th July

July 29, 2018
Old Buckenham Airshow 29th July

Such a shame that today the weather defeated us, Pilot Brian Smith reported. He had hoped that we might see a change by early afternoon, the rain did indeed stop albeit temporarily, but the cloud stayed lower than was acceptable for a transit and the wind continued to blow straight across the Duxford runway gusting […]

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Airshow Ready!

July 13, 2018
Airshow Ready!

Having been pre-flighted MH434 is now proudly “in position” and ready for a very busy weekend at Flying Legends Airshow 2018. Paul Bonhomme piloting throughout the weekend. Photographed today by George Romain (thank you!)

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MH434 Looking after the BBMF

July 7, 2018
MH434 Looking after the BBMF

All tucked up for the night after a brilliant day of displaying today at Southport Airshow.

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Southport – ready for another day!

July 7, 2018
Southport – ready for another day!

OFMC are slightly concerned that there is something in the water in Southport as our pilot appears to have been shrunk overnight. He also appears to be having far too much fun! Thanks to Rolf Meum (long time no see) for supplying this photograph of Paul Bonhomme.

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Spitfire at Southport Airshow 7th and 8th July 2018

July 6, 2018
Spitfire at Southport Airshow 7th and 8th July 2018

Spitfire safely arrived and put to bed for the night! A beautiful sunset on the beach…..it’s a tough life but some pilot has to do it!

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