BAC Jet Provost Mk. V N287XW has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
N287XW (Ser XW287) is the first pressurized Mk. 5 to roll off the assembly line at the British Air Corporation. It was used by the Royal Air Force as a jet trainer and as a demonstration aircraft. It flew as part of the “Red Pelican’s” Team. N287XW was imported into the USA in 1994 and then acquired by the current owner in July 2017. N287XW flew at Oshkosh 2018 with the RAF Spitfire & RAF DHC-1 Chipmunk as part of the RAF 100th Anniversary Showcase.
The aircraft reportedly includes Cleveland brake conversion and is described as “ready to fly.” It is also touted as offering a host of recent updates:
2018 Updates: New Mains & Nose Tire, 2 Optima Yellow Top Batteries, New Cleveland Brake Pads, Hooker Harnesses, Rebuilt Left Main Strut Seal, Nose Strut, Garmin GTN 650 Nav/Com, Garmin GTR 200 Com, Garmin GMA 240 Audio Panel, Garmin GTX 345 Transponder, Garmin G5’s (2), LED Landing/Nav/Taxi Lights.
2019 Updates: New Fire Bottle, Rebuilt Inverters I & II, Rebuilt Start Solenoid, Rebuilt Nose & RH Main Strut Seals, Rolls Royce Ltd. Viper 20201 Engine: 3/2019 Turbine Hot Section (no cracks) / Turbine Stator inspection (no cracks), Borescope inspection through ignitor inserts @ flame tubes (no cracks).
The machine is located in Commerce, Texas and is currently available for bidding. Click here to cehck out the complete listing.