A great new facility at Newquay
2015 will see our base at Newquay move - 100 metres away from Echo to Delta apron - and the purpose prepared facility of hangar 661 and building 541. We will be able to boast a great display of aircraft - both inside...
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....
Vintage Flight Vouchers
Give an unforgettable experience this year with a voucher for a flight in a classic aircraft. Choose either a leisurely pleasure flight in one of our magnificently sedate passenger planes or aerobatic thrills in the Chipmunk. ...find out more>
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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.