I was lucky enough to see this aircraft return to Duxford after a lengthy stay away from the airfield.
ML796 was the first Sunderland Mk 5 and entered service with the RAF in 1945. In 1951 it was sold to the French Navy who operated from Dakar it until 1960. This Sunderland sea plane was then prese... (more)
Approaching runway 11.
Turning for position on threshold runway 11.
Lining up runway 11.
Once again with ugly weather but this time, without snow and the bird was in the air !