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Please note:  MJ627 is operated and flown on a private basis and therefore is NOT available for general hire, display, passenger flights or other commercial activities.  Similarly, as the aircraft is based within the perimeter of RAF Waddington, visits and viewings of the aircraft cannot be authorised.   Without exception, E-mails and communications making such requests, or enquiries of a similar nature, will not be acknowledged, considered or replied to.  MJ627 is available for viewing at a number of official shows held throughout the year including the RAF Waddington Airshow.  Please check back to see where and when you can see this wonderful aircraft display.

A familiar and much-loved sound in the skies above Lincolnshire is that of privately owned Spitfire MJ627 which, since the summer of 2008, operates from RAF Waddington and is very much a part of the Flying Club.  As a member of WFC, we were delighted that Squadron Leader (ret’d) Paul “The Major” Day chose to move MJ627 from its former home of East Kirby to Waddington where it now shares a purpose built hangar, known as the Bayliss Hangar, with our fleet of light aircraft.  Naturally, such a precious and powerful aircraft is not one that members can hire or fly but, nevertheless, having access to such an iconic airframe is a truly unique privilege.  Holding a display authorisation, The Major flies MJ627 at various airshows and ‘warbird meets’ throughout the year where it is admired and, moreover, respected as being a fine 2-seat example of this iconic aircraft.  

Built at Castle Bromwich, England, during the autumn of 1943, MJ627 has accrued a fascinating history that includes the downing of a Bf 109 and later the conversion into a 2-seat trainer for delivery to the Irish Air Corps.  A detailed history and additional pictures of this wonderful aircraft are provided at the links to the right.


Paul ‘The Major’ Day

MJ627 History MJ627 Spec MJ627 Gallery