The Sea Fury T.20 is a twin-seat trainer variant of the Sea Fury and, unlike the other aircraft of the Royal Navy Historic Flight, which are all registered on the military register, Sea Fury T.20 G-RNHF (VX281) is owned by the Navy Wings charity (Fly Navy Heritage Trust) and is operated on the civilian register.
The Sea Fury T20 was a fighter trainer and is a masterpiece of power and performance. Here is footage from pilot Lt Cdr Chris Gotke, CO of the Royal Navy Historic Flight from yesterday’s engine test at North Weald. Lt Cdr Chris Gotke was awarded the Air Force Cross after skilfully landing the Sea Fury T20 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day in 2014 after an engine failure.
The aircraft is loaned to the Royal Navy Historic Flight by the Fly Navy Heritage Trust and is displayed by the Historic Flight under an agreement between the Trust and the Royal Navy. After the landing at RNAS Culdrose, the Trust launched a £200,000 appeal to buy a new Centaurus 18 engine, the charity relies on public donations and we thank all our supporters and well wishers who helped raise funds for the rebuild. Engine tests have taken place and we look forward to seeing The Sea Fury T20 in the skies very soon.