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  RAFA Battle of Britain Airshow - Shoreham Airport, Sussex 31st August 2003
 

Review - Highlight of the 2003 Shoreham Airshow was a scintillating display by Ray Hanna in the Old Flying Machine Company's Lavochkin La-9 ZK-LIX making one of its few air display appearances in the UK.  The aircraft was restored in New Zealand, returning to the air on March 1st 2003, and was shipped to the UK in time to debut at that years Flying Legends.  The La-9 was issued with a temporary exemption by the CAA and therefore had to return to New Zealand at the end of the year and was also joined by OFMC's Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk ZK-RMH, and Vought FG-1D Corsair G-BXUL, which has since been sold to a private owner in New Zealand.

Photographs (left to right) - Flypast November 2003; OFMC Lavochkin La-9 ZK-LIX; OFMC Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk ZK-RMH; (second row) OFMC Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk ZK-RMH; Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress G-BEDF 'Sally-B' (x2); OFMC Vought FG-1D Corsair G-BXUL; (third row) John Romain displaying Historic Flying Limited Spitfire XIV RN201 G-BSKP; Jonathon Whaley's Hawker Hunter F.58A G-PSST 'Miss Demeanour'; Christian Moullec and his flock of Lesser White Fronted Geese

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