Warbird Workshop (2021): S02E01 – Hawker Hurricane


Introduction

Documentary series following the work of dedicated engineers, enthusiasts and aviators striving to restore vintage aeroplanes.

Outline

A team of expert engineers re-create a unique version of the Hawker Hurricane fighter.

One of a handful of survivors of the plane that helped the RAF win the Battle of Britain in 1940. In a hangar in Essex engineer Andrew Wenham and his team are recreating the rarest version of the legendary warbird – a two-seat fighter-bomber. The problem is, the original plans have vanished and they’re having to make up the design as they work and recreate the parts to the exacting standards demanded by the Civil Aviation Authority.

There’s a tight deadline – the plane is wanted in the air for the 80th anniversary of its finest hour. There are glitches and setbacks … but finally the Hurricane flies – with the daughter of its wartime pilot as the passenger.

Warbird Workshop Series

You can find a full index and overview of Warbird Workshop here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 22 April 2021.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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