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Hawker Hunter - Survivor XL616 (ex SE-DXH)

T.7A XL616 - International Test Pilot School, London, Ontario, Canada

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Hunter T.7A XL616 at Vasteras, 15th June 2006; Stuart Jessup

XL616 made its first flight in January 1959 and was converted to a T.7A later in her career.

The aircraft made its final flight into RAF Cosford in 1985 where she became a ground instructional airframe being assigned the serial 9223M. In 1993, XL616 was moved to RAF Cranwell, still being used as an instructional airframe. By 1995, she was given a certificate of airworthiness and the serial G-BWIE and was transported to Kjula in Sweeden. She was then given another certificate of airworthiness and assigned the serial SE-DXH with G-BWIE being cancelled. In 1999 she was operated by Lansen Ltd. but her airworthiness certificate was expired and so went on display at the Vasteras museum in Sweeden. She has since been exported to Canada and is now at the International Test Pilot School.

Information on this page current as of 15/01/2022, last updated by Jake

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