Visiting Brazil recently my colleague John Croft snapped a picture of the Hawker Hunter used by Embraer as a chase plane during high-speed flight testing of its regional and business jets.
Hunter becomes chaser (From John’s blog, As The Cro Flies)
I will admit to being a former Hawker engineer, but who can deny the Hunter is a beautiful beast? This aircraft, PP-XHH, was orginally built for the Royal Air Force as a single-seat F.4 then converted to a two-seat T.72 for the Chilean air force.
It was retired to a museum, then sold to Embraer. Much as I admire the company’s regional and business jets, what I would really like is a flight in its Hunter.