Celebrating the Sea Vixen

Sea Vixen FAW2 G-Cvix "Foxy Lady"

On Wednesday 16th of October at Bournemouth international,from 6pm to 9pm, DS Aviation Ltd will organize an event to celebrate 50 years since the first flight of Sea Vixen FAW2 G-Cvix “Foxy Lady” to the day. Participants will have a chance to meet Chief Pilot Matt Whitfield and the team who care for the airplane.

The Sea Vixen FAW2 G-Cvix “Foxy Lady” is the last flying Sea Vixen in the world, accordingly to DS Aviation Ltd it’s fastest privately owned aircraft in Europe, Foxy Lady flies in its last military colors, (1971) XP924, 899 Squadron Fleet Air Arm,
this beautiful warbird  consumes fuel at a rate of 56 litres per min and has approx 40 more flying years left on her fatigue life.

The de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engined 1950s–1960s British two-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm designed by de Havilland at Hatfield, Herts. Developed from an earlier first generation jet fighter, the Sea Vixen was a capable carrier-based fleet defence fighter that served into the 1970s. Initially produced by de Havilland it was later known as the Hawker Siddeley Sea Vixen after de Havilland became a part of the Hawker Siddeley Group in 1960. All 140 production Sea Vixens were manufactured and first flown from Christchurch, Dorset.

Sea Vixen FAW2 G-Cvix “Foxy Lady”

Wednesday 16th of October at Bournemouth international, for more info:

D.S Aviation (UK) Ltd
Hanger 603, Eastern Business Park
Bournemouth International Airport
Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6NE

Tel: +44 (0) 1202 577280
Fax: + 44 (0) 1202 573322
Email: sales-at-dsaviationltd.com

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. One has to wonder … instead of spending billions on new designs would the Sea Vixon still be a worthy opponent today with new engines and updated computers and weapons systems? I often wonder about the need to keep spend so much money designing new fighters when modifications may be just the answer. Personally I would rather have 500 tech upgrades then 40 mega expensive fighter jets.

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