Yes what a great moment that was when Mark Hanna flew the P-40K.I seem to remember the spirited displays Mark flew.Clearly enjoying the aircraft at the show. On the Saturday of the '92 show I managed to get to the fartherist point on the fence line ,lo and behold Tim Wallis tuns up in his car with Mark in the P-40 close behind. A great sound of the Allison going to full power and off the P-40K went. Magic.
Missed this one in Wanaka (not enough time to stop that day, maybe next time ) The good news for me is it appears to be heading to Europe, don't know where but Meier is rumoured on other fora. Ironic I suppose that I headed half way across the world hoping to catch some rare metal and fabric, only to find one of the rarest is heading the other way. Now for that mass Hurricane formation at Legends in July....... ;D
Luxury Guesthouse owner from North Wales GB. If I could Live anywhere else it would be.....go on guess!!
I'm still intrigued by the Peter Jackson connection - given that up until now TVAL has only been known for its immaculate WWI reproductions. But they have the LASER scanning and digital modeling technology to reproduce any a/c I guess.
I can't imagine the museum paying full-price for a TVAL reproduction, so could this be a quid pro quo for access to the real Hurricane while it was still in the country?
Does Sir Peter have another Hurricane project in mind? And if so, is it of the cinematic variety, or could it be for another client or museum, (eg.) the planned WWII expansion of the AHC at Omaka?
I'm still intrigued by the Peter Jackson connection - given that up until now TVAL has only been known for its immaculate WWI reproductions. But they have the LASER scanning and digital modeling technology to reproduce any a/c I guess. ...
However Weta Workshop are well known for movie replicas of various things...
Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 17, 2013 14:03:28 GMT 12
The statement that "Most of the restoration, aside from the engine and wings, was carried out in an Air New Zealand hangar in Christchurch." isn't correct because Wings magazine had a photo of it being handed over from Hawker Restorations to Sir Tim to bring home, comlete with rebuilt fuselage framework attached to the wings and engine. Air NZ just did the internal fit out and the fabric and skin work as far as I can tell.
Also, I don't think they restored two Messerschmitts did they?
Some of the aircraft listed in that article threw me, especially the Meserschmitts! I was under the impression the airframe/structural work was done by Hawker Restorations and then essentially covered and completed in Christchurch.