de Havilland SEA VIXEN XP924 (G-CVIX) Yeovilton

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XP 924 first flew on 23 September 1963 and was delivered to 899 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton on 18 December 1963. The aircraft suffered a number of incidents during its time in squadron service. Tyre bursts, canopy shattering, some engine problems and, while serving at sea in HMS Eagle, an inadvertent release of a practice bomb near the island of Gan in the Indian Ocean! Retirement from active service sent her to Royal Naval Aircraft Yard at Belfast in August 1971. The Royal Aircraft Establishments (RAE) at Farnborough and Llanbedr were in possession from 4 June 1973 until August 1977. Flight Refuelling took over on 11 October 1977 at Tarrant Rushton and converted her to a Drone (D3) with a Red and Yellow paint scheme to improve visual acuity. In February 1996 she was taken on by de Havilland Aviation and was re-registered as G-CVIX. In May 2003 she was painted in “Red Bull” colours as a sponsorship arrangement and was subsequently purchased on 18 April 2006 by Drilling Systems Ltd (Mr Julian Jones) and operated from Bournemouth. March 2007 saw a return to Naval colours as XP 924 with the 899 Naval Air Squadron mailed fist logo.

The Sea Vixen G-CVIX XP 924 suffered a hydraulic failure in May 2017 resulting in a highly controlled wheels up landing. The Sea Vixen is now in a period of suspended maintenance, with the aim of preserving her while a viable repair / recovery plan is being developed.

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Beautiful plane. Still looks brand new.

Author — Gary TheFireman

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I have always been impressed with the design of English aircraft.

Author — orgcoast

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The days when pilots were pilots....precise maneuvers from a human with minimal intrusion from tech.
Stunning aircraft 👀

Author — Darren Keen

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As an avid airplane nut I'm ashamed to admit I've never heard of or seen this aircraft before. Great vid!

Author — terry boyer

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Oh my I've never seen this aircraft before it's pretty awesome and the pilot who gotten to fly this aircraft had to been a honor to fly such a nice aircraft like so.

Author — *Chat Noir*

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Beautiful aircraft, saw it a while back at Bournemouth airshow, stunning display👍❤️❤️❤️

Author — Sue Penny

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I have fond memories of the Vampire/Venom family. Yes, I am that old!
Great to see this Vixen flying. :) The crowds must have loved every second.

Author — ChrisB257

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Fantastic footage, loved the shot at 4:18 with the gear coming down. Hopefully one day we'll see her back in the air again.

Author — Sean Duffy

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She flew over my house a few years ago, it was amazing to get up close with her last year at Yeovilton, A truly fantastic aircraft, Great video👌🏻👌🏻👍🏻

Author — Chandler Candy

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every part of this video was beautiful

Author — Brandon Carpenter

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Thank-you for this. It is a beautiful piece of mechanical design and engineering.

Author — rob379

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We had vixens on board HMS EAGLE in the 60s, they were great to watch when taking off and landing.

Author — Ian Webb

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Super video! I love to watch about airplanes, but never have the opportunity to take pictures or videos of them, I'm really envious of you. Thanks for sharing!...

Author — Dzung Viet Vlog

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Wow that was absolutely amazing ..what a beauty an fabulous filming thanku so much ..love an god bless x

Author — Wendy Raymond

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Wow, this aircraft looks to be straight out of Thunderbirds Are Go!

Author — John Pickens

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You make it look easy when it ain't...that's the mark of greatness..thanks for what you do from those of us in the colonies.

Author — Joel Cohn

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Instant sixties!! It was a tad hot that day I remember. Used to watch the these "flying fist" boys giving it some up the valley testing the new radar installation at Morwenstow back in the sixties. Thanks Elwyn for another fine vid. 👍❤

Author — Bob Ingram

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Gorgeous footage. Not the typical sound you associate with RR Avons. Love it nonetheless though! I get to see Avons every day at work :)

Author — CapnT

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What a beauty! Thanks for sharing her with us.

Author — Frank Thomas

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Beautifully aircraft fantastic video thank you Sir for sharing. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🛸🛸👍

Author — Geoff Crummy