Hawk XX154 Delivery to Old Sarum - Dick Poole

The first ever HS 1182 Hawk XX154 was retired from the Empire Test Pilot’s School and it is now displayed in the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Museum at Old Sarum Aerodrome.

The delivery from Boscombe Down was as an underslung load by an RAF Chinook helicopter on the 21st August, the 45th anniversary of the first flight from Dunsfold in 1974.

The weather on delivery was dry but overcast, fortunately the wind strength was low enough to let the helicopter flight go ahead.

Once safely on the ground the lifting slings were removed and the aircraft was towed to the apron with Chris Hodson in the front cockpit. It has been housed in the collection hangar.

Dick Poole