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Survivor WV795

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FGA.6 WV795 - Dunsfold Park, Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey

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Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV795 at Bruntingthorpe, 11th August 2001; Damien Burke

This is WV795. Exhibited in the open for some years at Bruntingthorpe, this took its toll on the paintwork but in October 1998 she moved on from Bruntingthorpe (along with 'WV906') to Kennet Aviation at Cranfield, who hoped to fly her. The plan fell through; 'WV906' returned to Brunty but WV795 stayed put - and had a new paint job applied.

There was talk of continuing with a cosmetic restoration and using the aircraft as a gate guard by Kennet's hangars, but she then moved back to Bruntingthorpe for several years before being bought by FAS and moved to Farnborough. By 2006 she had been acquired by Dunsfold Park and moved back 'home' to Dunsfold (Hawkers old base of course) and is to be part of their planned heritage centre. In terms of appearance she hasn't changed much since the above photo was taken, gaining only a couple of playing card markings on the nose.

Information on this page current as of 16/01/2021

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