P-51 Mustang ‘The Shark’ to Kjeller a great success!

Last week, Norwegian Spitfire Foundation brought owner Shaun Patrick’s P-51 Mustang ‘The Shark’ to Norway. The visit was an immediate success. There were
displays flown at Sola, Notodden and Kjeller during the weekend. The Mustang was presented on primetime national TV in two nationwide channels (NRK & TV2). Some of the largest newspapers were also present, and the article in Aftenposten was one of the most viewed articles last week.

Kjeller Aerodrome outside Oslo is in danger of being closed. This is one of the oldest airfields in the world, and people from many organizations (including NSF) is working tirelessly to stop Kjeller from being converted into a suburban housing area (like many Battle of Britain airfields in Britain already have been). The Mustangs visit to Norway also has to be seen in this perspective. Kjeller is very important for Norwegian aviation and its history.

The Mustang was also brought to Norway last week to tell a story about three Norwegian P-51 Mustang pilots from World War II. Kristian Nyerrød, Werner Christie (Wing Commander Hunsdon Wing) and Arne Austeen (Squadron Leader 126 Squadron). A Mustang flying in the Norwegian skies serves as a reminder of their heroic efforts during the war, one of them (Austeen) also giving his life for our freedom.

Norwegian Spitfire Foundation would especially like to thank Kjeller Flyhistoriske Kulturpark and everyone involved with Kjellers historic aviation society for creating this event.

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Photos from a very successful weekend in Norway

There will be larger report to follow.

 

Here’s some nice shots from the weekend for you to enjoy in the meantime!

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The Shark resting at Kjeller Aerodrome, Norway

After a long journey from its home in England, The Shark has finally arrived in Norway.

Einar Holst Clausen caught it just after arrival;

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Pål Oksvang caught it resting!10676293_1014722218558864_3817511223399367615_n

En uke igjen til flyshow på Kjeller!

Nå er den kun en uke til det er flyshow på Kjeller! P-51 Mustang, Harvard, Tiger Moth, Norseman med flere! Vil du oppleve Mustang i luften? Ring Per Dybdahl på 913 56 362.IMG_1753

Mustang til Kjeller!

Velkommen til åpen dag på Kjeller Flyplass!

Søndag 6. sept. er det åpen dag i Småflyhavna på Kjeller, men besøk av blant annet en P-51D Mustang The Shark fra England. Det vil også være mulig å oppleve flyene i lufta!

På bildet ses  P-51D Mustang The Shark en torsdag i juli over Duxford. I mai fløy Lars Ness Mustangen på V-E day Air Show på Duxford, i juni på Royal Airforce Cosford Display og i juli Flying Legends på Duxford. Lars er veteranflypilot, SAS-kaptein og leder Norwegian Spitfire Foundation som drifter T-6 Harvard, Noorduyn Norseman og P-51 Mustang.

Arrangør er Kjeller Flyhistoriske Kulturpark (KFK) i samarbeid med Norwegian Spitfire Foundation.

Velkommen!

http://kjeller1912.no/

http://www.norwegianspitfire.com/

The Shark av Huw Hopkins