08 Apr The Worlds only 2 Seat Hurricane is destined for Biggin Hill
2 Seat Hurricane BE505 joins the Biggin Hill Fleet
The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar and FlyaSpitfire.com are thrilled to announce that the world’s only flying 2 seater Hurricane ‘BE505’ will be joining our fleet for the 2020 flying season.
Hawker (CC&F) Hurricane Mk IIB – Two Seat – Dual Control BE 505
The stable construction of the Hurricane meant that it had multiple roles during the war, from the MK I fighter responsible for the Lion’s share of the kills during the Battle of Britain, to the MKII being equipped with Cannons and Bombs enabling its use as a ground attack plane, referred to by many as the ‘Hurribomber’!
In the winter of 2017/18 it was announced that this airframe had been chosen to be converted into a two-seat machine allowing the public to enjoy flights in another classic Battle of Britain aircraft in addition to the existing 2 seater Spitfires in operation. The conversion has been completed as sympathetically as possible to the original lines of the airframe and is similar to those airframes converted to two-seaters during WWII .
BE 505 is now confirmed to join the 2 seat Spitfires of MJ772, MJ627, MT818 and TE308 for the 2020 flying Season at Biggin Hill and the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
For more information and upcoming booking details please visit www.flyaspitfire.com
Images courtesy Darren Harbar