DH-112 Venom Cartridge Start and Flyover

DH-112 Venom Cartridge Start and Flyover | World War Wings Videos

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Only Airworthy Venom

From afar, it could pass as a P-38 with an SR-71 paint job. This British jet-powered aircraft was introduced in 1952 and had a short stint in the RAF. That didn’t stop it from being popular in other countries though. The Swiss Air Force was the last operator of this plane in 1983.

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In this video, we see the only flying Venom in the United States. The aircraft was started using a cartridge starter system and did a test flight before returning to the hangar.

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Unfortunately, 50-year-old pilot Marty Tibbitts died in a crash while inside this Venom in Sheboygan a week after filming. Before leaving for Wisconsin, he was proud to show his family the formation he would be flying at the Oshkosh Airshow.

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