About OFMC The Old Flying Machine Company

The Old Flying Machine Company, formed by Ray Hanna and his children Mark and Sarah, maintains and operates rare historic aircraft in airworthy condition.

Both Ray and Mark had exceptional backgrounds in military and aerobatic flying, Ray as an RAF Squadron Leader and leader of the Red Arrows in the 1960s, Mark flying Hunters and F-4 Phantoms.

From the beginning the company has specialised in film and television work, and has an impressive list of credits to its name, including: Memphis Belle, Saving Private Ryan, James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies, Dark Blue World, Flyboys, Empire of the Sun and Piece of Cake. The company's reputation and professional standing is driven by it's commitment to display classic fighter aircraft in a manner that emulates as closely and safely as possible the roles for which they were originally designed. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and Europe, enjoy the dynamic flying displays that OFMC provides at public airshows and private events. This season, Old Flying Machine Company is operating the Spitfire Mk IX and P-51D Mustang from its home base at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

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The task of displaying these wonderful aircraft is shared by only 6 pilots, all with exceptional experience in aerobatic and display flying. The company's displays are renowned for presenting the fighters in an exciting and safe aerobatic display, either solo or in formation.

From 1999 until 2003 the company flew the highly popular and unique 'Breitling Fighters', consisting of four World War Two fighters, at displays all over Europe. "