Incredible FMSoA line-up announced

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

Incredible aircraft line-up for Freddie March Spirit of Aviation presented by Avtrade

Goodwood has today announced the incredible line-up of aircraft to be on display for the 10th anniversary of the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation (FMSoA) presented by Avtrade, from 8 – 10 September at the Revival.

An esteemed judging panel will cast their eyes over some of the most rarely-seen and beautiful pre-1966 aircraft in the world for the renowned FMSoA Concours d’Elegance. Record-breaking skydiver Felix Baumgartner, who in 2012 jumped from a balloon in the stratosphere, will form part of the panel, alongside model and aviation enthusiast Jodie Kidd. Also judging will be former Master of the Royal Household, Air Marshal Sir David Walker, architectural and aviation author Jonathan Glancey, expedition pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor, former CEO and Chairman of Rolls-Royce Sir Ralph Robins and Avtrade Aviation Executive, aerobatic competitor and air show pilot Jeff Lewis.

Among the aircraft on display will be the only fully functional Bristol Blenheim MkI L6739, a 1944 Beechcraft D17 S Staggerwing, a 1942 Douglas C53, a 1938 Foster Wikner Wicko, a 1939 Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a 1938 Ryan SCW145, a 1930 de Havilland Gipsy Moth and two Supermarine Spitfires. Many of the awe-inspiring aircraft have previously won or been placed in the Concours d’Elegance at Goodwood Revival.

Also making an enormously popular return will be the Red Rockette NC16S Staggering Staggerwing owned by Bill Charney. ‘Captain Biff Windsock,’ as he is affectionately known, purchased the Staggerwing in 1994 and extensively restored it, having first fallen in love with one in 1940.

For the first time, the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation will be presented by Avtrade, an independent and privately owned global aircraft component service provider to the aviation industry. Founded in 1985 and based in West Sussex ever since, Avtrade has the largest available inventory for parts trading worldwide and there are clear synergies to be drawn in the pioneering nature of the Avtrade business and the late Freddie March.

Throughout the weekend, guests will be able to take their picture inside one of Avtrade’s four giant 3D posters around the FMSoA, depicting scenes from four different regions around the world. Guests can then upload these images to social media using #AvtradeRevival to win a Bose speaker bundle.

Full line-up of aircraft for the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation presented by Avtrade:

  •  1937 Beech D17-S Staggerwing NC18028 (3rd in 2008)
  •  1944 Beechcraft D17-S Staggerwing NC16S (Winner in 2012)
  •  1942 Boeing Stearman 75 ‘Spirit of Artemis’ N56200 (3rd in 2013)
  •  1943 Bristol Blenheim Mk I L6739 (Winner in 2015)
  •  1940 Bücker BU133C Jungmeister G-BVGP (Winner in 2009)
  •  1952 Cessna 195 Businessliner N3964B (2nd in 2009)
  •  1949 Cessna 195 Businessliner N 159 RS (Winner in 2014)
  •  1942 Douglas C53 LN-WND
  •  1931 de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G–ABDA (2nd in 2012)
  •  1932 de Havilland DH53 Fox Moth ZK-AGM (Winner in 2016)
  •  1961 de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver G–DHCZ (2nd in 2011)
  •  1945 de Havilland DH 89 Dragon Rapide G-AHAG (3rd in 2014)
  •  1938 Foster Wikner Wicko G–AFJB (Winner in 2007)
  •  1939 Gloster Gladiator G-GLAD (2nd in 2014)
  •  1937 Hawker Demon G-BTVE (Winner in 2010)
  •  1935 Hawker Fury MkI G–CBZP (Winner in 2011)
  •  1934 Hawker Nimrod G–BURZ (3rd in 2010)
  •  1939 Lockheed P-38 Lightning
  •  1936 Miles M.11A Whitney Straight G-AERV (2nd in 2016)
  •  1939 Monocoupe 90A G-AFEL (2nd in 2013)
  •  1943 North American AT16 G-AZSC
  •  1947 North American L-17A Navion N9868H (3rd in 2009)
  •  1938 Ryan SCW145 VH-SCW (3rd in 2016)
  •  1939 Spartan 7W Executive NC17633 (2nd in 2008)
  •  1948 Stinson 108-3 ‘Flying Station Wagon’ G–WAGN (2nd in 2010)
  •  1940 Supermarine Spitfire IA AR213 (Winner in 2008 and 3rd in 2015)
  •  1943 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXb MH434 (2nd in 2015)


About Avtrade

Founded in 1985, Avtrade is a leading Global Component Service provider to the aviation industry, specialising in high quality tailor made aircraft support solutions. With UK headquarters and offices in Dubai, Singapore, Moscow, Miami and China, Avtrade offers a range of component solutions such as; Sales, Loans, Exchanges; Repair Management; Surplus Management; Financing; Pooling and Maintenance.

Avtrade’s vast stock portfolio services Boeing, Airbus and Embraer aircraft through an extensive global shipping and warehousing network. Supporting over 800 airlines worldwide, Avtrade provides customers with a single point of contact, dedicated account management and a high level of first class customer service 24/7.

About Goodwood Aerodrome

Goodwood Aerodrome was originally created to assist the War effort. Known as RAF Westhampnett, this satellite station was active from July 1940 to May 1946 as a Battle of Britain station. Aircraft engineering was established in 1968, originally to provide maintenance for the Aerodrome’s own aircraft. It has developed into a flourishing business, supporting over 85 aircraft, both home-based and nationwide.

Now home to some 100 aircraft, ranging from vintage Warbirds to modern rotary aircraft, Goodwood Aerodrome is known for its picturesque setting and is popular with visiting pilots. The Flying School provides tuition for those learning to fly, including the PPL, LAPL and FI student, as well as one-off flight experiences to suit a variety of budgets.

This year Goodwood will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary of the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation, which has been a pivotal part of the Revival, highlighting Goodwood's rich aviation heritage. Guests are invited to get within touching distance of these wonderful machines, many of which are transported especially for the event from all over the world.

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