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The Spitfires

Vintage Fighter Restorations have quite a history in the restoration of the legendary Supermarine Spitfire, having restored the first flying “Warbird” Spitfire in the country, the “Pay’s Spitfire” Mk VIII VH-HET.  This Spitfire was restored by the late Col Pay and is now operated by Temora Aviation Museum (TAM).

Vintage Fighter Restorations currently have two Mk IX Spitfires under restoration, LF.IXb, MH415 and Spitfire F.Mk.IX MH603.


Pay’s Air Charter is the Upper Hunters Premier Charter Company. With the ability to fly anywhere within Australia at short notice with passengers or freight. Pay’s regularly conduct charters for local businesses, the horse racing industry, state medical contractors and Government agencies. Some of the more exciting adventures have been a number of scenic flights through central Australia, including Lake Eyre tours.

For people who want to experience something unique Pay’s also offer a range of adventure flights in World War 2 aircraft for local scenic flights to aerobatics


Spitfire F Mk.IX MH603 was acquired in 2009 from Provenance Fighter Sales and has required a complete airframe rebuild. The extensive structural work required on the aircraft has been meticulously carried out by Vintage Fighter Restorations at Scone NSW. The wings are being fully rebuilt in their jig assemblies and are largely completed, as well as the fuselage and tail assembly.

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