Aircraft Photo of G-AOLK | Percival P.40 Prentice T1 | Alan Hilton Smith - AHS | #20325
Registration / Serial:G-AOLK
Aircraft Original Type:Percival P.40 Prentice
Aircraft Generic Type:Percival P.40 Prentice
Aircraft Version:Percival P.40 Prentice T1
C/n (msn):PAC/225
Operator Titles:Alan Hilton Smith - AHS
City / Airport:SouthendMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGMC   IATA: SEN   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:January 1976
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 20325
Photo Comment

This 1949 aircraft, formerly VS618, was one of the 252 RAF-surplus Prentices bought up by Freddie Laker and ferried to his company ATEL at Southend and Stansted for conversion as 5-seater GA tourers. Despite a price tag of just £1500, only 28 were civilianised and the rest were scrapped. Since 1964 this one was owned by Alan Hilton Smith (AHS). Seen here on a winter's day being readied for flight with a departing Luftwaffe Transall incongrously framed by the mortal remains of ex-Merpati Vanguard G-BAMX

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