|Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport, welcomes Stinson V77 Reliant N69745 which arrived |
at the airport last Sunday, 11 December 2016 - the aircraft which was built in 1943....
|... arrived in the UK in January 2016 and is now in Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm markings |
where it operated as FK877 while still retaining its US Army Air Force serial of 42-46703
|After war service the aircraft was returned to the USA in 1946 and was rebuilt as a civilian |
aircraft by Vultee in 1947 subsequently being registered N69745 and has remained active
ever since being most recently based at Lexington Park in Maryland
|In November 2015 Stinson V77 Reliant N69745 was flown to Lakeland, Florida,|
where it was stripped down in preparation for shipping to the UK....
|.... arriving at Oaksey Park, Gloucestershire, in January 2016 where it was rebuilt|
|.... by the Classic Aeroplane Company who are based there|
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