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Folland Gnat - Survivor 'XR992' (G-MOUR, really XS102)

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T.1 XR992 - Heritage Aircraft Ltd., North Weald, Essex

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Gnat T.1 XR992 at North Weald, 29th September 2018; Damien Burke

First flown on 19th September 1964 and serving with 4 FTS between 1964 and 1978, XS102 was retired to instructional use as 8624M, initially at RAF Abingdon, then RAF Halton and finally RAF Cosford. Auctioned in 1990, she was acquired by Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour and after a year of work to restore her to full airworthiness was registered as G-MOUR and painted in the Yellowjacks scheme with the serial of XR991 (XS102 never flew with the team).

After a decade of so of Dave's ownership, 'XR991' was sold to Delta Jets and operated by the Yellowjack Group. She was a regular airshow performer but was grounded from late 2008 by persistent maintenance problems. She was sold and transported (by road) to North Weald in August 2010, and restored to airworthiness, and has been a regular airshow performer since with the Gnat Display Team. She's also had a slight change of scheme, now wearing the serial XR992 with a black fin.

Information on this page current as of 23/12/2020, last updated by Damien

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