'Down to Earth' no more? Is the Hawker Hurricane P2902 (G-ROBT) readying to fly again? An Aviation Blog by Owen Zupp.

Owen Zupp - Saturday, June 30, 2012


Image via 'Hawker Restorations'


'Down to Earth' no more?


For those of you familiar with my book 'Down to Earth', you will also know about Hawker Hurricane DX-R. This was the early model Hurricane that Squadron Leader Kenneth McGlashan AFC forced landed on a Dunkirk beach in 1940, having been shot down by a German Bf109 fighter. His long walk along the beach that day was just the beginning of the remarkable story of his life that I was privileged to put into words. 


The aircraft was re-discovered in the 1980s as it began to re-emerge through the sands like a modern day Phoenix. Following its excavation, the Hurricane's restoration has been a long process as these projects so often are. Now, pictures are emerging on the 'Hawker Restorations' website that suggest that finally the aircraft is nearing flight status.


After being 'grounded' for more than seventy years, the time that its wheels once again leave the earth may not be so far away. That will be a very special   moment and one that I cannot wait to see. And I'm sure that 'Mac' will be smiling down upon his old steed too.



                  CLICK HERE to read more about this remarkable story.




Purchase Owen's Books

Recent Posts


solo flight australia www.owenzupp.com Around Australia flight best aviation blog airshow aircraft 737 owen zupp cost of flying RAF plane crash Dunkirk aeroplane Solo Flight Australia. aviator WW1 77 Squadron The Practical Pilot Amazon Kindle Daily Deal Malaysia Airlines flying blog flying training safer flying pilot Pilatus PC-21 warbird aviation blog RAAF PC-21 airbus A350 XWB Phillip Zupp flying popular aviation blog Sully comfort zone Airbus A320 UAV aviation book australian aviation buying an aeroplane aircraft accident ANZAC WW2 learning to fly terrorism airliner aviation journalist aviation author Without Precedent careers in aviation airliner missing Sully the Movie planes Hurricane Jabiru Aircraft aerospace how to land an aeroplane airbus 50 More Tales of Flight QANTAS A380 aviaton author choosing a flying school flying school flight school US Air Medal buying an airplane Australian Aviation magazine The Pilots Blog 50 tales of flight anzac day flight Kim Jong-un aviation writer author the pilot's blog speaking owen zupp author pilot jobs turning forty solo flight. australia most popular aviation blog aviation speaker landing an airplane RAAF September 11 Bush Pilot student pilot Air France 447 learn to fly 9/11 speaker P-51 Mustang MH370 writer Airbus A380 Ansett Korean War pilot suicide pilot careers podcast aeroplane blog Vietnam War airline QANTAS Airbus A380 Queenstown jabiru aviation careers Australian Army QANTAS solo flight airplane flight training Battle of Britain how to land an airplane Air Medal R-DX aviation best seller September 11th aviation how to become an author P2902 Down to Earth writer's block aviation story airlines 787 Boeing Pearl Harbor flying instructor pilot training pilot blog aviation jobs


© Owen Zupp. All rights Reserved.                                             Admin . Privacy . Disclaimer                                            Website by Shot to Pieces . Powered by Blackroom