Newsletter 15
? Winter 2006
Updated on 9Dec2006
Aviation Heritage Project
Dunsfold Wings & Wheels
Female Angle
Flight Test from a Desk
Harrier News
Hawk News
Graduate Apprentices
Hawker People News
Hugh Merewether
  1924 - 2006, Test Pilot
  Flight Development
  Faster, Higher, Further
  Spinning With Hugh
JSF Progress
Sea Furies at Reno
Sea Harrier ZA195
Sea Hawk Recovered
Sir Sydney & Sir George
Sopwith & Bradshaw
Summer's Day at Dunsfold
Vulcan to the Skies
Published by the Hawker Association
for the Members.
Contents © Hawker Association

Joint Strike Fighter Progress
On July 7th the first pre-production F-35 JSF, a CTOL variant, was unveiled at  Lockheed-Martin's Fort Worth factory.

The aircraft was officially named Lightning II, clearly alluding to the famous Lockheed twin fuselage fighter of WW 2, although BAE Systems News seems to think it has something to do with Warton's English Electric supersonic fighter!

First flight is expected later this year.
Sea Furies At Reno

Sea Furies finished first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth in the Unlimited Gold Race at Reno, Nevada, in September. There were no other finishers since two Mustangs retired. Third place went to a Yak-11.

The winning aircraft, at 453.61 mph, was 'September Fury' flown by Mike Brown; 'Dreadnaught', based on a TMk20, flown by Matt Jackson was second. Both aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney R-4360 engines.