The roll-out of the second Midair Squadron aircraft in its new silver colour scheme took place at Cotswold Airport on Saturday, 9 November when Hawker Hunter T7 XL577 / G-XMHD emerged from the C2 Aviation hangar. Karl Drage reports.
It’s now been more than five years since XL577 last flew at an airshow, so the emergence of the aircraft in Midair Squadron’s striking colours is the first visible sign that the public has received of the progress being made on the aircraft.
While a return to the skies is still some way off for XL577, Canberra pilots Mike Leckey and Dave Piper each took the opportunity on the same day to retain currency on Midair Squadron’s PR9 XH134 / G-OMHD.
Midair Squadron’s third aircraft, Hawker Hunter T7 XL600 / G-RAXA, is now in the paint shop awaiting its turn to receive the new scheme.
All three aircraft will fly as a Squadron for the 2014 event season.
Karl Drage extends sincere thanks to Midair Squadron, C2 Aviation and Inter Relations & Company.