Avi-8 are excited to announce the Blue Nylon in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a record-breaking year in the field of aeronautics and aviation. It celebrates the 1969 air race to commemorate the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919.
In an operation code-named BLUE NYLON by the RAF, a Harrier GR MK 1 aircraft was enlisted to participate in the Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race organised to commemorate the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919. On the 5th May 1969, Squadron Leader, Tom Lecky-Thompson, flew from a coal yard in St. Pancras Railway Station in London, to the Empire State Building in New York winning the fastest time in just 6 hours and 11 minutes.
The Blue Nylon Limited Edition, designed in collaboration with Jet Art Aviation, features genuine pieces of the fuselage of the original Harrier XV741 flown by Tom Lecky-Thompson.
Limited to 300 pieces and each uniquely numbered, the Blue Nylon will be an instant collectible.
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