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Hurricane Heritage ATA Photography Day

Event Date: 24th May 2024

We are pleased to be teaming up with Darren Harbar to offer a very special photography day on Friday 24th May 2024. White Waltham Airfield has an incredible history as the home of the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII. Our aim is to re-create the look of the airfield during those bygone days with our Hurricanes R4118 and BE505, plus Harvard FE511 alongside period vehicles and ATA re-enactors. For more information and to book your place, click here or give us a call.


Hurricanes over White Waltham

Published on 12th January 2024 in Events, News, Uncategorised

Dermot O’Leary Gets Airborne in Pegs

Just in case you missed it, here is a link to watch Mike taking This Morning‘s Dermot O’Leary flying in our two-seat Hurricane “Pegs”.  The film promotes this weekends Imperial War Museum Duxford Summer air show where both our Hurricanes will be featuring!

I think he eloquently summed up how we and everyone feel when we’re privileged enough to fly these special aircraft. I think he loved every moment!



Published on 28th June 2023 in News, Uncategorised

Flying 101 year old Bernard Gardiner

What an incredible way to kick off the 2023 season with our first passenger in his birthday week – Bernard Gardiner, who just turned 101!  Hurricane and Typhoon veteran, Bernard flew 71 combat operations in the Typhoon. The flight took place from Imperial War Museum Duxford  and was in support of the Hawker Typhoon RB396  fundraiser. More information can be found about the project and how to support it here: 

For all the team this was a huge privilege to get Bernard up above the clouds in the Hurricane once again. 

Picture by Harry Measures Photography

Published on 24th April 2023 in News, Uncategorised

Post Maintenance Shakedown Flights Complete

The new season is nearly upon us, and we are pleased to say both Hurricanes have now successfully completed their post maintenance shakedown flights out of the Aircraft Restoration Company Duxford. Our first event is this coming Saturday (1st April) working with our friends at Hawker Typhoon RB396.

Here’s a video of R4118 to whet your appetite:

Published on 28th March 2023 in Uncategorised

Hurricane ‘Unsung Hero’ Exhibition

Just in case you’ve missed it so far, the superb the Imperial War Museum Duxford Hurricane ‘Unsung hero’ exhibition is still running until the end of the weekend. You’ll get to see the rare sight of seven airworthy Hurricanes together including our very own BE505 and R4118 of course. 

Once the exhibition is finished, we’ll be awakening our Hurricanes out of hibernation in preparation for the fast-approaching season.

Photos kindly provided by Andrew Critchell

Published on 17th February 2023 in Uncategorised

Stalag Luft III – Christmas 1944

Hurricane “BE505” saw action during the Dieppe amphibious landing on 19th August 1942, piloted by Flight Sergeant C. Bryce Watson. He was shot down by flak, captured and became a prisoner of war.
The following photographs, from one of his PoW notebooks, give us an insight into Christmas 1944 in Stalag Luft III. These are shared with kind permission of his family.

Published on 28th December 2022 in Uncategorised

Flight Sergeant Bryce Watson’s Granddaughter flies BE505

We were privileged to host Courtney Dohnt (all the way from Australia) the granddaughter of Flight Sergeant Bryce Watson who flew and fought in BE505 which he christened ‘Pegs’ after his girlfriend Peggy (later to become his wife). Courtney had an emotion filled flight in formation with our other Hurricane, R4118. After we broke formation she got to fly her grandfather’s aircraft, before a few aerobatics and then returning to West London Aero Club. The day was made even more special by Eugenie Brooks whose father, Pilot Officer John William Brooks DFC DFM was on 174 Squadron with Bryce and also flew BE505. She bought along a variety of photos of ‘Pegs’ and Bryce to share.

Published on 22nd October 2022 in Uncategorised

R4118 at RAF Northolt

Yesterday we positioned our Battle of Britain Hurricane, R4118 into RAF Northolt for a charity night shoot this evening (13th). This is to help raise funds for the restoration of Building 27, RAF Northolt’s sector operations building. The building was used by ACM Hugh Dowding to develop the world’s first integrated air defence system.
RAF Northolt’s connection with the Hurricane is significant. The first operational Hurricane squadron was based at RAF Northolt with 111 Squadron in late 1937. Then Hurricanes from Northolt played a pivotal role throughout the Battle of Britain including the famed Polish 303 Squadron.

Published on 13th October 2022 in Uncategorised


Hurricane Heritage runs flight operations from the beautiful and historic White Waltham Airfield.

The airfield has a long and illustrious history, dating back to 1935 when the de Havilland family acquired the land and formed the de Havilland School of Flying. Home to the Air Transport Auxiliary during the war, it's now a friendly and active aerodrome with great facilities.