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Flycatcher in Flight

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Fleet Air Arm Museum

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The Fairey Flycatcher biplane was a standard first-line fighter aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm from 1923 to 1934. It was rugged, comfortable to fly, had superb aerobatic ability and was easy to land on an aircraft carrier. It served in all the aircraft carriers of its time, and Flycatcher S1287 served on HMS 'Glorious'. This painting, however, depicts a replica S1287 in flight c.1980, flown by John Fairey, son of the founder of the Fairey Aviation Company.

Fleet Air Arm Museum


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    30 x 40 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from the artist, 1982


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Fleet Air Arm Museum

RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset BA22 8HT England

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