Norwegian Spitfire Foundation was established in 2012 as an ideal organization, Norwegian Spitfire Foundation’s goal is to restore, operate, and maintain a Spitfire and other historic aircraft. NSF wishes to increase the visibility of Norwegian aviation history at large.
The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation has located the remains of Spitfire IX (PL258), an aircraft with a genuine Norwegian World War 2 record. This historic find presents us with a unique opportunity: to restore, and return this original Spitfire to Norwegian skies.
The aircraft will become a living, memorial to the efforts of Norwegian air forces during the War.
Norwegian Spitfire Foundation needs funding to aid the restoration of Spitfire PL258.
Lars Ness: SAS pilot. 25 years experience airshow pilot flying historic aircraft.
Eskil Amdal: Test pilot with the Royal Norwegian Air Force on F-16s and F-35s. Airshow pilot and instructor on historic aircraft.
Per Dybdahl: 30 years experience in law. Historic aviation enthusiast and RC pilot.
Gunnar Arnekleiv: Pilot with the Norwegian police helicopter service. 16 years experience as a pilot and instructor on historic aircraft.
Finn Terje Skyrud: SAS pilot. Former air force pilot with the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Experienced pilot on historic aircraft.
Tor Idar Larsen: Author of several books about historic aviation, web-administrator. Master degree pedagogy.
Morten Sletbak Haave:
Sivilarkitekt MNAL, Pilot of historic aircraft and initiator of national historic aircraft preservation association, LFL in Norway. Board member at Norsk Luftfarts Museum, NLM i Bodø and Kjeller Flyhistoriske Kulturpark, KFK.
Professional pilot, aero engineer, flying instructor and display pilot. 20 years experience in operating vintage aicraft.
He has been flying since he was 14 , pilot in SAS, and more than 30 years of aviation especially vintage classic airplanes.
Knut Åshammer talks to NSF board member Tor Idar Larsen about his earliest aviation memories, his idea of writing to veterans in the early 2000s, and the first steps into what would become a career in writing about historical aviation. Larsen also talks about his experience flying in the P-51 Mustang over Duxford and his […]
Tor Idar Larsen talks to NSF board member Espen Tjetland about his first steps into the world of aviation and onwards to flying solo in a P-51 Mustang! Espen also talks about flying the Tiger Moth and the Chipmunk as well as his favorite aircraft - the Supermarine Spitfire. He shares his thoughts on both […]
Tor Idar Larsen talks to NSF founder and chairman Lars Ness about the recent fantastic news concerning the rebuild of Spitfire IX PL258. Lars also talks about his background and why he became interested in historic aviation. He shares his memories from flying the A-26 Invader and being part of the airshow scene in the […]
Tor Idar Larsen talks to airshow organizer, webdesigner and photographer for NSF (as well as many other things) - Eirik Østensjø - about his memories from legendary Norwegian airshows from the 1980s and 1990s and how he became interested in historic aviation. Eirik also talks about photography and shares his advice for any photographer with […]
NSF Talks with video maker and commercial pilot student Knut Åshammer about his work with Norwegian Spitfire Foundation. He specifically deals with filming and video editing, and you have more than likely seen his work for NSF on YouTube. Knut has been with us for several years now and have become a vital part of […]
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Help us restore Spitfire PL258 to flying condition
The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation endeavours to honour the tremendous efforts and sacrifices of the Norwegian pilots and ground personell during World War 2.
We need help in funding the restoration/rebuild of Spitfire PL258 to flying condition.
Please support Norways only Spitfire with wartime history. Any donation, small or large is most welcome.
«We are not asking for monuments - we are only asking for the preservation of our history»