Flightline 2020

Curtiss P-36C, G-CIXJ

Curtiss P-36C (G-CIXJ) © Jean-Pierre Touzeau

This aircraft is the last Curtiss P-36C built. After leaving the factory in 1939, it took part in several American air races and to the War Games at Maxwell Field, before serving with several different squadrons on the U.S. East Coast.

In 1942, it was labeled obsolete, decommissioned and acquired by a Pratt & Whitney Tech instructor from Canada.

After a superb restoration under the leadership of Matt Nightingale at Chino, California, it was back in the skies, flown by the great pilot Steve Hinton, and made it first public appearances at the 2015 Planes of Fame Airshow. A few months later, the Curtiss P-36 moved to UK and joined the fleet of the The Fighter Collection.

Along with the Curtiss H-75 G-CCVH, also operated by The Fighter Collection, they are the only two versions of this aircraft airworthy anywhere in the world.

Photos © Jean-Pierre Touzeau

This aircraft will be visible on :

  1. Saturday 12th September 2020
  2. Sunday 13th September 2020

Operator : The Fighter Collection

Manufacturing date : 1939

Registration number : G-CIXJ

Serial number : 38-210

Livery : US Army Air Corps

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