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Aston Martin mark St Athan factory with RAF Red Arrows inspired Aston Martin Vanquish S

(Top photo credit: Ceri-Ann Boyles)

RAF Red Arrows inspired Aston Martin
Aston Martin’s Q personalisation department has revealed a limited edition RAF Red Arrows inspired Aston Martin version of the Vanquish S.

Of the ten examples of the supercar to be made, there will only be nine available for customers to buy, representing the nine pilots of the […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Event|0 Comments

Aston Martin starts conversion of St Athan super hangars

On Thursday 6th April 2017, Aston Martin marked the opening of its second UK manufacturing plant, with a special ceremony that launched Phase ll of the development it’s the 3 super hangars at St Athan. Horizon Aircraft Services are proud to share the site with the iconic British luxury carmaker and extends its warmest welcome.

(Photo credit: Aston Martin)

The […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Event|0 Comments

Winter 2012 – ’13

Apologies to all our visitors here, but various technical issues have meant that any updates of our activities have taken a while to update, please be assured that we regularly look in and we value your interest and any comments made here.

Most of the activity over the winter involves maintenance rather than flying, the jets […]

By |February 13th, 2013|Vintage Jets|0 Comments

Gannet Engines Out!

Or rather, the engine’s out.

There has been a bit of a lull in the updates, but only because we have been very busy with the Gannet.

Work has been progressing extremely well, with Clive leading a very dedicated team of workers on this complex and demanding project.

A recent discovery of proper engine and propeller tools has […]

By |October 10th, 2012|Vintage Jets|0 Comments

Autumn 2012 Updates

Horizon Aircraft Services Ltd were pleased to be able to assist the newest business at St Athan, Cardiff Aviation Ltd, in the ground handling of their first two arrivals. Two Canadair 215s of Buffalo Airways (of TVs ‘Ice Pilots’ fame) presented an unusual sight when they arrived on the 6th October.

‘Ice Pilots’ CL-215s with […]

By |October 10th, 2012|Vintage Jets|0 Comments

July 2012 Updates

After weeks of bad weather, some of the Horizon Aircraft Services fleet have been making the most of the sunshine and flying again.

On the 26th, two of the ‘Red Star Rebels’ L-29 Delfins made their first flight as a pair, four of the display pilots have now experienced flying the jets. Hopefully the next […]

By |July 28th, 2012|Vintage Jets|0 Comments

Second ‘Red Star Rebels’ Delfin’s First Flight

Gerald Williams took the second Delfin, G-BYCT, to be made airworthy for the new ‘Red Star Rebels’ team up for its first flight, in gin clear skies on the 28th.

This aircraft has needed considerable work by the dedicated team of engineers.

Meanwhile Hunter T.7 XL573 has been flying, and Pembroke WV740 ground run since minor maintenance.

By |June 28th, 2012|Vintage Jets|0 Comments

First ‘Red Star Rebels’ Delfin’s First Flight

Today saw the first flight of G-DELF, the first of four L-29 Delfins to make up the new ‘Red Star Rebels’ display team, took to the air for its first post restoration flight.

Two aircraft are ready for flight, with the other two nearing completion, the work has been performed by a band of about ten […]

By |June 27th, 2012|Vintage Jets|0 Comments

Latest Goings-On

Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundations’ Hunter T.8C, G-BWGL ‘N-321’ heading back to Leeuwarden on 1 June, after its maintenance period at HFL. Picture credit: Stu Carr

Meanwhile Horizon has been trying out a new TBD aircraft mover on the Pembroke.

By |June 4th, 2012|Vintage Jets|0 Comments

Goodbye GA.11 XE685

Last week saw the sad departure of Hunter GA.11 XE685, when Andy Hill delivered it to its new operators, HHA, at RAF Scampton.

Hunter eye view of Hunter Flying Ltds’ home, hangar E2, bldg 406, St Athan.

Meanwhile the Percival pairing is now complete, with the arrival by road of Percival Sea Prince WP321, which will join […]

By |May 31st, 2012|Vintage Jets|0 Comments