About us

Norwegian Spitfire Foundation is a versatile group of people, coming from very different backgrounds in historic aviation. We have the the same goal; to acquire, maintain and operate a Spitfire and other historic aircraft.

Norwegian Spitfire Foundation er av den oppfatning at det å vise frem fly i sitt rette element er en god måte å formidle flyhistorie på, og spesielt med tanke på de norske
jagerflygernes historie Norwegian Spitfire Foundation (NSF) ble etablert i 2012 med formål å skaffe, vedlikeholde og operere Spitfire og andre historiske fly.

Norwegian Spitfire Foundations goal is to exploit the tremendous channel of communication within a flying Spitfire to:
– remember and tell the story of this aircraft and its importance for the outcome of WWII and for the creation of the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
– show the Spitfire in its true element as an inspiration to younger generations.
– to focus on history, aviation and aerospace technology.

Who we are:

Lars Ness:
SAS pilot. 25 years experience airshow pilot flying historic aircraft.

Lars Spitfire


Eskil Amdal:
Test pilot with the Royal Norwegian Air Force on F-16s and F-35s. Airshow pilot and instructor on historic aircraft.

Eskil Norwegian Spitfire Foundation


Per Dybdahl:
30 years experience in law. Historic aviation enthusiast and RC pilot.

Per Norwegian Spitfire Foundation


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.

Finn Terje Norseman


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.


Espen Tjetland:

Professional pilot, aero engineer, flying instructor and display pilot. 20 years experience in operating vintage aicraft.