There has been much excitement about the latest Hurricane to be restored in the UK by Hawker restorations – The Wacky Wabbit has been busy assisting new warbird pilots get ready to take the next step up in to this classic and Iconic WW2 fighter – Hurricane 501 V7497 – See the web site at

The Harvard makes the ideal trainer for the Hawker Hurricane as the seating position and some of its systems are very similar. This comes as no surprise as the Harvard was the advanced trainer used during WW2 for this very purpose! Pilots would get there wings on the Harvard before going to an operational training unit or OTU where they would then convert to either the Spitfire or the Hurricane, especially in the UK…. Some pilot even went from the Harvard and ended up flying Lancasters.