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.