In Norwegian: Lecture on Hawker Hurricane and the Battle of Britain by Steinar Næs

During Hurricane to Kjeller, Steinar Næs gave this lecture on the Hurricane and the Battle of Britain

Forelesning av Steinar Næs, Hurricane til Kjeller 4. september 2016.
– Krigen i Norge i 1940
– RAFs kamper i Norge i 1940
– Avgjørende under Slaget om Storbritannia
– Norsk erfaring med flyet

Hurricane to Kjeller Event: Norseman and Harvard Display Videos!

Noorduyn Norseman R-AF LN-TSN, piloted by Finn Terje Skyrud during Hurricane to Kjeller Air Show 2016. This Norseman is operated by Norwegian Spitfire Foundation: http://www.norwegianspitfire.com/

Produced by Knut Åshammer
Poster by Martin Bunaes
Music: Tethys by Evan King
Norseman pilot: Finn Terje Skyrud

Norseman R-AF was built at Noorduyn Aviation in Canada in 1944, and was transferred to the Norwegian Air Force in March 1945 where it was given its military register, R-AF. In 1959, the aircraft was sold to A/S Solbergfly (Thor Solberg) and was given its civilian register, LN-TSN. It was sold to Sweden in 1963 where it was given the register SE-CGM. It will be flown with both wheels and floats. R-AF will be based at Kjeller Aerodrome and at Gardermoen Airport, Norway. Its engine is a Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp, the same as in LN-TEX. It is owned by Norsk Luftartsmuseum and operated by Norwegian Spitfire Foundation: http://www.norwegianspitfire.com/

North American Harvard LN-TEX, display pilot Espen Tjetland, touring pilots Christian Falck and Ivar Dyrdal during the air show “Hurricane to Kjeller 2016” at Kjeller Aerodrome (ENKJ). This Harvard is operated by Norwegian Spitfire Foundation: http://www.norwegianspitfire.com/

Produced by Knut Åshammer
Poster by Martin Bunaes
Music: Titan Striker by Evan King
Harvard pilots: Espen Tjetland (display)
Christian Falck (tours)
Ivar Dyrdal (tours)

LN-TEX was built by Noorduyn Aviation in Canada as a Harvard Mk. II in 1944. It served with the British Royal Air Force as well as the Belgian, Portugese and German Air Forces in the years to come. In 1979 it was bought by Norwegian Anders Sæther from Scandinavian Historic Flight. It was painted in a USAAF silver paint-scheme, and have been stationed at Kjeller Aerodrome in Norway for many years. LN-TEX got a Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine giving it 600 horsepower. Maximum speed is ca. 300 km/h while cruise speed is at ca 235 km/h.

Hurricane to Kjeller weekend a great success!

Knut Åshammers brilliant recap of the event can be found below. NSF did a live stream of the day in question to plenty of online viewers!

All photos below by NSF.

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Hurricane to Kjeller!

Hurricane til Kjeller

Hurricane til Kjeller

 

4. September kommer det en Hawker Hurricane (R4118) til Kjeller Flyplass sammen med en Spitfire (RR232) & P-51D “The Shark”. Det har ikke vært en Hurricane i Norge siden krigen.

Det blir et mini-flyshow med Hurricane, Spitfire, Mustang, Noorduyn Norseman og Harvard AT-6.
Det vil også bli flyturer på dagen for publikum med Veteranflygruppa sine fly, Norseman og Harvard.

Mer info kommer.

Hurricane to Kjeller on 4 September 2016! We’re extremely happy to announce that Hawker Hurricane R4118 (Battle of Britain veteran) is coming to Kjeller, Norway! Alongside the Hurricane will be Supermarine Spitfire RR232 and P-51 Mustang “The Shark”.

There will be a mini-air show with the Hurricane, Spitfire, Mustang, Norseman and Harvard. Lots of flying and things to do!

This is the first time since WWII that a Hurricane will visit Norway. It will be an historic event!

See you there!

Congratulations to Thomas Gundersen!

Congratulations to Capt. Thomas Gundersen. All checked out on the Harvard!

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