With today’s cancellation of the UK CAA Safety Directive that grounded all UK registered Hawker Hunter jets following the after the crash of Hunter G-BXFI in August 2015, both of the Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation’s jets will be readied for flight.
In the first instance, the emphasis will be on returning the DHHF Hunters to the highest level of airworthiness. They will therefore depart from home in the Netherlands to St Athan Airfield in Wales (UK) for a number of inspections and further work.
In the Autumn, the planes will return to their Leeuwarden base, from which they will make further test and currency flights. Everything is designed to enable both planes to be deployed in 2018 to participate in air displays across Europe.