News & Events

Pride of the Skies to Represent Hurricane Heritage

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership between Hurricane Heritage and aviation merchandise experts – “Pride of the Skies“.  The Pride of the Skies team specialise in providing high-quality, officially-licensed merchandise for a number of civilian and military display teams, including the BBMF and the Typhoon team, so we’re excited that Hurricane Heritage joins this illustrious group.

Pride of the Skies will have a merchandise stand at all of the major airshows this season, starting with The Shuttleworth Military Pageant on 2nd July, and Flying Legends on 8th / 9th July.

A proportion of every sale of Hurricane Heritage merchandise goes directly to support the maintenance of R4118, so please go along and visit the Pride of the Skies stand at an airshow this summer, or visit their website

Published on 28th June 2017 in News

Coming Soon! – “Hurricane R4118 Revisited” by Peter Vacher

We’re delighted to be amongst the first to announce that Peter Vacher has revised and updated his classic account of the discovery and restoration of our Hawker Hurricane Mk1 – R4118.

The book goes to press today and we’re looking forward to stocking it in our online shop very soon.  We’ll provide updates as soon as we have stock!

Published on 24th May 2017 in News

Harvard at White Waltham

While we await our “Permit to Fly” to be issued, our 1942 Harvard – FE511 – has been moved to White Waltham.  She’ll be based at this historic grass airfield through the early part of the Summer whilst we check-out some of our pilots on her, so drop in and say hello if you’re passing.

Special thanks to Stuart Scott who took this photo of FE511 whilst we were conducting engine runs last week.

Published on 24th May 2017 in News

Fly Alongside – Battle of Britain Experience New Dates Released

Along with our friends at “Flying with Spitfires”, we’re delighted to announce additional availability for a unique “Battle of Britain” experience this summer.

Fly in a helicopter alongside history’s most famous pair of fighter aircraft: the iconic Spitfire and mighty Mk1 Hurricane, R4118, from a former Battle of Britain airfield.

Experience the majesty of the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire in-flight, and witness a sequence of carefully choreographed manoeuvres performed by some of Britain’s most talented and experienced pilots.

Flying from Goodwood Aerodrome (formerly RAF Westhampnett) your route takes you past the site of famous Battle of Britain airfield RAF Tangmere before heading towards Selsey and Thorney Island, former home of RAF Coastal Command.

The flight lasts for about 20 minutes, of which approximately 15 minutes will be alongside the Spitfire and Hurricane.

Availability is limited, so click here to reserve your seat.

Published on 24th May 2017 in News

Harvard Restoration Completed

On 14th March, our Harvard MkIIB made her first post-restoration flight from Gloucester back to her home airfield of Old Warden.

Delivered new to the Royal Canadian Air Force on 13th October 1942, FE511 served at No.6 Service Flying Training School at Dunnville, Ontario, for the duration of the war.  In 1947, she was sold to the Swedish air force and she remained in that country until 2015, when she was acquired by Hurricane Heritage.  The aircraft previously wore fictitious USAF markings, but has now been restored in the colours of a Harvard provided to the RAF under the wartime lend-lease agreement with the United States.

Having spent the last 5 months at RGV’s paint shop at Gloucester Staverton airport, FE511 was piloted back to Old Warden in the capable hands of John Dodd.  On landing, John said that she handled beautifully with only a few minor adjustments required.  Over the next few weeks FE511 will complete her flight-test programme before joining the Hurricane Heritage fleet to help prepare our pilots for the coming air show season.

Published on 15th March 2017 in News

VISIT R4118

R4118 is now on public display at Old Warden, Bedfordshire as part of the historical Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, cars and motorcycles.

For more information, opening times and ticket booking please visit the Shuttleworth website.

Visit R4118