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SHUTTLEWORTH BRISFIT
Planes and Choppers
No: 13100   Contributor: Lee Brown   Year: 1977   Manufacturer: Bristol   Country: United Kingdom
SHUTTLEWORTH BRISFIT

The Shuttleworth Collection's Bristol F2 Fighter D8096 at Biggleswade in 1977. Affectionately known to its pilots as the 'Brisfit',it served the RFC,the RAF and the Polish Air Force from 1916 until the mid 1930's and many retired aircraft found their way onto the civil register. There are two other airworthy examples,D-7889 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and D-8040 in New Zealand,which is owned by the film director Peter Jackson,of Lord of the Rings fame.
Picture added on 17 June 2011 at 09:23
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