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SPITFIRE/MT818


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Serial #: MT818
Construction #:
  6S/729058
Civil Registration:
  G-AIDN
  N58JE
  Model(s):
  LF Mk. VIIIc
  Tr. Mk. 8
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

History:
Vickers-Armstrong Ltd, Eastleigh, January 7, 1947-1956.
- Registered as G-AIDN.
- Prototype 2-seat trainer, first flight September 1946 as N32.
- Stored at Chilbolton, 1952-1956.
Vivian Bellamy, Eastleigh, September 1956-1963.
John S. Fairey, Eastleigh (later Andover), September 1963-1967.
John S. Fairey & Tim Davies, Andover, 1967-1976.
Mike S. Bayliss, Baginton, 1976-1978.
George F. Miller, Baginton (later Dinas Powis), 1978-1983.
- Damaged while landing, February 6, 1978.
- Rebuilt started in 1982 and shipped to TX.
- Marked as MT818/G-M.
George F. Miller, Houston, TX, 1983-1986.
Jack A. Erickson/Erickson Aircrane Inc/Erickson Group, Medford, OR, July 1986-2002.
- Registered as N58JE.
- Restoration completed.
- First flight April 1987.
- Flown as MT818/G-M.
- Operated by Tillamook NAS Air Museum, Tillamook, OR, 1997-2002.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Peter Marsh
R.J. Wilson.


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