Newsletter 14
Autumn 2006
Updated on 20Oct2006
Published by the Hawker Association
for the Members.
Contents © Hawker Association

Annual General Meeting
Beating the System
Boeing Training Systems
Camm Headstone Restored
Camm Memorial Service
Camm Tribute - Engineer
Camm Tribute - Private Man
Hawk News
Hawker People News
Hayward in Switzerland
Kingston Aviation Project
Once More into the Breach
Private Sea Harrier
Programme for 2006/7
RAF Harrier Story
Association Ties
Thanks to Mark Gerrard for the following, dated 22 May 2006...

XZ439 has been purchased by Art Nalls, a former USMC Harrier pilot, reportedly through a deal negotiated by Richard Goode. Initial information was that the aircraft was to be based at Cherry Point but it has shown up at St Mary's County Airport in Maryland, close to Patuxent River NAS, as advised to me by Matt Trenholme. Matt works for QinetiQ and is on the JSF programme at Pax. Matt went to see the aircraft and met Mr Nalls who is, as you might expect, very enthusiastic about getting her in the air again. XZ439 will fly at reduced weight with no radar, weapons system or wing pylons and Art plans to replace the military standard comms stuff with civilian equipment. He reckons to reduce the weight by about 1500 lbs and wants to have a crack at the time-to-height record. Matt has recommended a careful working out of the weight and cg!
Private Sea Harrier

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Thanks also to John Farley and Mike Laker who provided information for the following...

Sea Harrier FA2, XZ439 was purchased from the Defence Sales Agency in October 2005 and was then shipped to the USA. Art Nalls is a very experienced former USMC operational and test pilot on AV-8As and Bs. He is well known on the US air show circuit with his L-39 Albatross and Yak-3. After US FAA Certification in the Experimental category Art hopes to be able to operate his FA2 from MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, home for USMC Harriers from the start of the AV-8A programme. He has already recruited experienced Harrier ground crew.