Takeoff for vintage warplane
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 7:00p.m.
Today was D-day of a sort for a Nelson couple who've been restoring a vintage British warplane for the past 10 years.
This morning - after testing her for the last few days - they took the plane onto the runway at Nelson airport for what they hoped would be it's maiden flight.
Our cameras were there to capture the moment - a decade in the making.
Yes, it's taken a decade to restore the old girl.
We sent a delightful old boy along to see if she could get into the air.
Watch the video.
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1/08/2012 3:33:44 p.m.
Haha, a bit low over the threshold there ;)
23/07/2012 10:51:34 a.m.
Roger Green (in the UK) wrote:
Super! It looks great. Thanks to Bill and Robin for all their hard work.
19/07/2012 9:28:50 a.m.
Grant Wahrlich wrote:
Great to see the old girl back in the air. A lot of hard work by Bill and Robyn and their team. I feel privileged to have had a small part in it's return to flight.
18/07/2012 9:36:40 p.m.
Lois Lane wrote:
Nice work Flatman and Quake Kid and good on ya Campbell Live for showing these super, everyday, heroes.
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