19 April, 2023

Own your own Red Arrow's jet.......

The RAF is selling off a BAe HAWK T1A  former Red Arrows jet, XX306 which has recently been used as the gate guardian at the famous aerobatic team's former home at RAF Scampton.

The jet is currently on auction with the price now at £60,000, with the auction set to end in 6 days and 15 hours....
XX306 is a truly historic aircraft, it was one of the original Hawk T1 jets delivered to the Red Arrows.  It was also the last RAF aircraft to leave RAF Scampton prior to closure in March 2023. The jet has been dismantled by specialists, using the original manuals and is ready to be reconstructed by the new owners.

The BAe Systems Hawk succeeded the Folland Gnat as the aircraft type flown by the display team after the 1979 season. XX306 was built by British Aerospace at Dunsfold and delivered to the RAF on 23rd May 1980.  

The history of the aircraft shows it spent two months at RAF Valley before flying to RAF Kemble – which was where the Red Arrows’ were previously based and it joined the team early in July 1980.

Its last flight was on 26 September 2012 and officially retired from the aerobatic team on 20 October the same year. The aircraft was selected to be the Gate Guardian for RAF Scampton and arrived there by road on 11th August 2015 after having a cosmetic touch-up. 

Total flying time for XX306 - 7,378 hours and 15 minutes
Total number of landings - 13,007

To bid and for more details, of the BAe Hawk T1A XX306 - Former Red Arrows Team & RAF Scampton Gate Guardian auction please visit here

There is no engine fitted to the aircraft and no logs are supplied.

But if you can't quite afford a whole plane, there are other bits up for grabs, such as a cockpit canopy and a tailplane oh and a wing as well, see GPSV site for more details. 

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