‘Pegs’ the Two-Seat Hawker Hurricane with Hurricane Heritage

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'Pegs' the Two-Seat Hawker Hurricane with Hurricane Heritage

Hurricane Heritage has the incredible job of operating the world’s only two-seat Hawker Hurricane, BE505 ‘Pegs’. Starting life as a Canadian Car and Foundry-built Mark XII with the RCAF serial AG287, the aircraft was converted and restored to a Mk.IIB ‘Hurribomber’ configuration in 2007. Just before the pandemic hit, her second conversation to a two-seat Hurricane was complete and now she operates flights all summer all over Europe with a truly unique experience. To find out more about BE505 and what a day with Hurricane Heritage is like, I spent the afternoon at White Waltham with pilot Mike Collett and Abigail Clark, who looks after ground operations for all the flights in ‘Pegs’.

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