Mark Hanna OFMC flying Messerschmitt Bf109 at Torp Norway 93
Late Mark Hanna(1959-1999)OFMC flying Hispano Buchon. Messerschmitt Bf109, in dogfight with Spitfire Mk.IX MH343(pilot unknown (tips?)), at Torp airfield Sandefjord Norway 1993. Arranged by SHF Scandinavian Historic Flight. Lots of real famos seldom planes. Greatest air show ever. The Spitfire pilot is Cliff Spinks, according to Anders Saether.
Sadly Mark Hanna was killed in an aircraft accident with the same aircraft at Sabadell Barcelona Spain 25 sept 1999.
You did a great show Mark Hanna....RIP
Roskilde Airshow 2013, Messerschmitt Me 109 G-4, the flight
The rare Messerschmitt Me 109 [Red 7] seen on the ground and in the air on
saturday the 17th of August at Roskilde Airshow 2013 in Denmark. All though
the pictures are far from perfect you can enjoy the fantastic sound from
that machine in the air. App. 95% of the total flight is recorded in this
video. In the show the next day it did make an emergency landing in a
cornfield near the airport. Luckily with no harm to the skilled pilot Klaus
Plasa, and only minor damage to the plane. The plane is own by EADS - a
huge european aerospace organisation and has home at Flugmuseum
Messerschmitt (Messerschmitt Stiftung) near München. There exist only very
few Me 109 mounted with the original Daimler-Benz DB-605 engine. The plane
itself is not quite original as it is licence build in Spain in 1950. The
plane have participated in the famous movie The Battle of Britain and has
crashed several times during its long life.
News May 2014:
The accident report from the belly landing have been published in May 2014
and reveal why the engine did stop in the air on that Sunday. The reason
was that this Me109 is not intended to do negative G flight, for example,
level flight upside down which the airplane did immediately before the
engine stopped. In the plane's Flight Manual, there was no restrictions
about that, and therefore the pilot could not know about that limitation.
Restriction markings regarding negative G fligh is now put into the Flight
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3
Enjoy the incredible sights and sounds of Flying Heritage Collection's
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3. This aircraft is a Battle of Britain veteran and
is powered by a Daimler-Benz 601 engine.
16 Sqn Wartime Pilots and Mark Hanna_Duxford_1996
On 19th September 1996, 16 Sqn wartime members held their first reunion at
Duxford. Mark Hanna was due to fly Spitfire PL965 (operated by 16 Sqn
during the second world war in 1945). Due to servicing schedules this was
not possible, so Mark flew MH434. Afterwards he spoke with some of 16
Sqn's pilots and groundcrew. Three of the pilots seen, flew PL965 in 1945
and each of them was awarded the DFC and one was also awarded the CdeG.
Another one of the pilots was shot down by a FW190 and the other pilot had
had to bale out of his PR Spitfire due to an engine fire over the
Mark Hanna_OFMC's Phantom_Duxford_1993
This unique piece of video shows Mark Hanna giving his sister Sarah "a
ride" in the OFMC's Phantom, namely a fast taxi, along runway 24 at
Duxford, watched by their father Ray.
MARK HANNA SPITFIRE PR MK XI PL965 ROCHESTER 26TH OCTOBER 1992
This unique and historic video shows Mark Hanna's first visit to Rochester
Airport to familiarize himself with Spitfire PL965 and to do some engine
testing. On this occasion his sister Sarah accompanied him and is seen
wearing a brown coat. Mark subsequently visited Rochester to do further
engine tests, followed by the first test flight on 23rd December 1992.
Another visit on 29th January 1993 saw Mark do more engine testing,
followed by the second and third flights on 1st February 1993. I was
privileged to be present on each occasion, videoed the action and got to
know Mark. I have already uploaded the videos showing the first three
flights and when time permits, will upload the other engine test sessions.
This video and the other engine test sessions have never been broadcast.
Spitfire PL965 is the only airworthy PR MK XI and is a genuine warbird,
having seen active service with 16 Squadron in Europe from January 1945.
PL965 was built at Aldermaston in 1944. For its full story and those of
its wartime pilots, see Hugh Smallwoood's excellent book "Spitfire in
Ron Nobes (rgnvideo)
MARK HANNA_FIRST FLIGHT OF SPITFIRE PL965_1992
This video shows the first post restoration flight of Spitfire PL965 at
Rochester Airport on 23rd December 1992. The pilot was Mark Hanna of the
OFMC. The weather conditions were far from ideal - frosty and misty!
During the flight the cloud base was down to 500 feet above Rochester
Airport, which necessitated the flight being curtailed. PL965 was restored
to airworthy condition by the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society based at
Rochester Airport. The aircraft is now owned and flown by Peter Teichman
who operates his aircraft ("HANGAR 11") out of North Weald.
RAY AND MARK HANNA
Display flying at its best. This video shows "the masters of display
flying", Ray and Mark Hanna - father and son - displaying some of the Old
Flying Machine Company's aircraft at various venues. The clips were
videoed between 1993 and 2004 and are in chronological order, except for
the last clip. For me this video sums up both Ray's and Mark's consummate
flying skills, which have delighted and thrilled hundreds of thousands of
air show visitors over the years. For devotees of Ray and Mark, I trust
that you will find this video nostalgic and help you to remember these
truly great airmen. Some of the footage contained in this piece, may be
seen in full, in various rgnvideo videos that I have already uploaded. In
this case time has been "the editor". However, I hope that you will enjoy
watching the video. Venues in this video include, Rochester, Duxford,
Cranfield, Manston, Chailey and Biggin Hill. rgnvideo
Messerschmitt BF 109G-6 (Take off/Flight/Landing)
The amazing German Messerschmitt BF 109! BF 109G-6 model. Another excellent
addition to the BF-109 series. Turn up the speakers and listen to that
This aircraft is restored and owned by the Messerschmitt Foundation of
Manching, Germany. The video is a footage composition of three flights.
From the Aviation Film Arcrhives of Manfred Poznanski.