The Historic Aircraft Collection’s newly restored de Havilland DH.9 E8894/G-CDLI will reportedly make its first public appearance at the upcoming Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford.
The aircraft is one of two DH.9s discovered in an elephant stable in India and restored by Guy Black’s Retrotec workshop in East Sussex, England. While the first example (D-5649) was rebuilt for static display at the Imperial War Museum, this second DH.9 was restored to airworthy status and is powered by the only airworthy Siddeley Puma engine in the world.
The aircraft will be on static display at the Air Tattoo, which runs from July 14-16. Afterward, it will reportedly begin finally assembly at Duxford (in public view) in preparation for its first post-restoration flight.