Author Topic: Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn to fly at Shuttleworth!  (Read 1294 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn to fly at Shuttleworth!
« on: July 02, 2022, 08:42:47 AM »
From Facebook (link) and seemingly out of nowhere:
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We are delighted to announce that the Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn will be making its public debut on static for our Fly Navy air show on Sunday. Introduced in 1913, the Longhorn was a French design developed before the First World War and was used by both the French and British air services in a reconnaissance role and eventually as a trainer. Currently being restored by Flying Restorations Ltd, this particular aircraft will be the only airworthy Longhorn in the world. Book your tickets now to see this rare and unique aircraft: https://www.shuttleworth.org/product/flynavy/
Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn 010722 via Shuttleworth by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Forgive me if I seem absent in days to come - I'll be cleaning up the mess from my mind exploding. And all the drool.
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Re: Original Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn to fly at Shuttleworth!
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2022, 04:05:54 AM »
What a beauty! Would love to see it fly.

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Re: Original Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn to fly at Shuttleworth!
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2022, 10:51:34 AM »
Me too! A Shuttleworth photo from day's Fly Navy show:
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Shuttleworth FB by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Nigel Hitchman posted this on Facebook:
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Lots of great flying displays, mostly with a Navy theme, but for me the undoubted highlight of the day was the first public appearance of the Farman MF.7 Longhorn, newly constructed to original drawings and methods and with an original Rolls Royce Hawk engine. Its mostly complete except covering and they hope to fly it next year, cant wait to see that!

I've seen mention that it includes a lot of original parts - regardless, what a stunning machine!
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Re: Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn to fly at Shuttleworth!
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 10:04:28 AM »
Some photos of the Longhorn by Stephen Bridgewater:
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Stephen Bridgewater 01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Stephen Bridgewater 02 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Stephen Bridgewater 03 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Stephen Bridgewater 04 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Stephen Bridgewater 06 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

And more, by the aforementioned Nigel Hitchman:
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 04 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 06 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 05 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 02 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 07 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 11 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 10 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 09 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 08 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 13 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 14 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 15 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 16 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Maurice Farman MF7 Longhorn Old Warden 040722 Nigel Hitchman 17 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Thank you Nigel and Stephen for permission to share their images.

Apparently the Rolls-Royce Hawk engine fited is #186 of 200 and it, too, will be the only airworthy example. What a gorgeous thing it is! No, you're beginning to obsess over it.
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