Strike Master Jet will fly once again thanks to SFS

January 29, 2012  |   News

Last year we were contacted by our partners Compass Shipping Ltd to assist with the shipping of a dismantled fighter jet from the UK to their home town of Christchurch, New Zealand, to be carefully and meticulously restored to flight capability.

The operation required a 40′ open top container and the hard work of Hunter Aviation to dismantle the beautiful BAC Strikemaster jet and pack inside the container for transport.

In October our Managing Director, Ross Negus visited the South Island with Tony Newell, of Compass Shipping, and met Brian Hall (pictured), a charming and delightful enthusiast who purchased the aircraft and has been carefully overseeing the complete restoration at his hangar on Christchurch airfield, with the expertise of flight engineer Kevin (also pictured).







As you can see the work is almost done and we’re looking forward to seeing it fly in the near future. We would like to thank Brian and Tony for the opportunity to be part of something so unique and exciting, and wish Brian and Kevin the very best of luck with the final restoration.

We have been informed that two engine trials have been completed on the ground at maximum revs, so hopefully we can report back soon with pictures of the flight!

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