1955 De Havilland DH 112 Venom G-VENM
Built in 1955 under license by Pilatus in Switzerland this classic British designed Jet entered service with the Swiss air force as J-1614. With a varied military life from Photo reconnaissance to Training this aircraft was finally retired in the early 1980’s and was subsequently sold at auction in Dubendorf in 1984. Arriving in the UK in the mid 80’s she has been owned by the legendary airshow flying company Aces High and in 1999 under went a restoration under Tim Manna’s Kennet Aviation. G-VENM is a stunning example of this great aircraft with low times to benefit its new operator, with only 1494 hours this aircraft has an operational TBO of 2000 hours so has many years of flying left in classic jet terms.
In summary an appreciating low time aircraft that is fantastic value for money. This aircraft can be delivered with maintenance and parts support scheme with a new permit if required.
Aircraft Class: FIXED-WING LANDPLANE
EASA Category: NON EASA
Engines:1: 1 x DE HAVILLAND GHOST 48 MK.1 Installed by FW Emmen on 3 July 1981 at 1394:18 total airframe hours at zero hours from engine overhaul. With an engine TBO life of 300 hrs currently @ 100.12hrs TSO
Avionics Fitted:- Becker AR4201VHF Comm, Becker 2000-3-R Transponder, Skyforce Skymap IIIC
Fatigue Information:- The aircraft is cleared to operate to a total of 2000 flying hours
(Ref. CAA Memo. Structures, 9/32/A1/140/50, dated 14 August 1984 & AAN 27348).
Remaining fatigue life is therefore 2000 – 1494.2 = 505 hours and 50 minutes.
Please note if G-VENM & G-DHVM are purchased as a pair a discounted price and support plan can be made available on request.
Image Credit : Kevin Rowett