Happy News from England: G-BPIV “L6739” Flies

I read on Twitter that the Aircraft Restoration Company (ARCo) had got their Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 back into the air. My congratulations, I’ve been following the whole Blenheim story since the 1980s, and it’s nice to see the work has reached a conclusion and she’s back in the air.

I can’t find a photo of the finished product that isn’t copyrighted and I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes, so here’s a picture from 2010 that has a Creative Commons license.

Do, however visit this link and see some beautiful pictures of G-BPIV taking to the skies last week: http://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/2014/11/20/aviation-news-she-flies-bristol-blenheim-mk-i-l6739-g-bpiv-takes-to-the-skies-at-iwm-duxford/

Blenheim Mk I reconstruction
Blenheim Mk I reconstruction by the Aircraft Restoration Co at Duxford, for the owners, Blenheim (Duxford) Ltd. The reconstruction is based upon a restored Bolingbroke airframe with restored Blenheim Mk I nose section.
by Chad Kainz (Chicago, USA)
(CC BY 2.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

And for the Blenheim aficionados here’s a pic of a Finnish Air Force example:

Blenheim Mk.1 Landing at Luonetjärvi Airfield, March 1944