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Survivor XL577 (ex G-XMHD, ex G-BXKF)

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XL577 - Privately owned (flyer), Jordan

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Hunter T.7 XL577 at height over Gloucestershire, 19th December 2004; author

XL577 was restored over 5 years or so by Delta Jets and flew again in 2004. She's pictured her on her second sortie after repaint in Blue Diamonds colours (representing XL571, though retaining her own serial number), and was a popular airshow performer from then on; however with Delta Jets folding in 2011, she then remained grounded in external store. Her chances of flying again looked to be decreasing but then she was sold to Canberra 134 Ltd (Midair Squadron) and they returned her to the air in May 2014. Sadly, though, they got rid of her beautiful blue plumage and put her in a dull corporate scheme of overall silver. With Midair's collapse in 2015 and the CAA's grounding of all civilian-registered Hunters she was put up for sale and has been sold to a Jordanian owner. She has since been removed from the UK register. After making some test flights with Jordanian markings in April 2016, she departed for Jordan on 2nd May.

Information on this page current as of 24/05/2016

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