The English Electric Lightning rescued from the scrapyard with the help of our friends at Gateguards UK and the generous cooperation of BAe Systems has moved into the main hangar at Newquay. As you can see from the photograph, there's...
A GREAT DAY (...ISH)
Lovely to see so many people at Newquay yesterday when we ran our mini air show to round off a great season. Jon Corley put on a series of magnificent displays and the planes seemed to have a great time - the Meteor and Vampire were certainly...
Back in the Hot Seat
A powerful moment on Wednesday when Meteor veteran Hal Taylor was reunited...
Vampire and Meteor
Two gold members - Rob Rennie and Doug Johns enjoyed the flight of a lifetime, at the weekend....
Meteor vs Tempest
A friend just sent me this link and I felt it should be shared with my fellow anoraksics...
BAC 1-11 Engine Run
Our 1-11 may not be allowed to fly these days but we keep her in trim with regular exercise. We'll be running up her engines for the last time this year on Sunday 12th October.
For the first time we'll be able to offer visitors to be on board the aircraft while the engines are running.
So if you'd like to experience all that noise and excitement from up-close then come along and climb aboard!
Hunter WV256 returns to Hangar 404
Hunter F4/GA11 WV256 spent years standing out in all weathers, directing people to the DC6 Diner in Coventry. She's been under restoration at Newquay for over a year, and rolled back into the hangar in October. Our sincere thanks go to Akzo Nobel, not only for their kindness in donating authentic paint, but for going the extra mile by training us to do a great spray job.
There are few things as fragile - or as expensive to repair - as an old aircraft. We have a talented and dedicated team of volunteers and technicians who work tirelessly to restore as many as possible of our charges to airworthiness, and then to keep the rigours of time at bay to keep them flying.
Here's an update on how things are coming along on some of our projects.