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Flying sideways

I snapped this phone photo of Dakota G-ANAF getting airborne at Coventry earlier this week. This was the day when the roads were littered with branches and wheelie bins, so the old girl needed a bootful of rudder to keep her tracking the...

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Membership' information...

Members. If you are a member and based in Cornwall, you may be wondering what will happen now that Newquay is closing. Well a group of volunteers are attempting to maintain a facility at St Mawgan, Newquay. We are trying to create...

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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...

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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...

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Back in the Hot Seat

A powerful moment on Wednesday when Meteor veteran Hal Taylor was reunited...

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To Clip Their Wings Would Be a Crime

Here they are: the winged masterpieces it's our privilege to care for. More than thirty of them. They're not museum pieces, standing polished, preserved but dead, behind rope barriers. They're alive and moving.

People around Coventry know the drill: If you hear the gravel rasp of a vintage engine or the whine of an early jet, look up. That classic wing silhouetted against the sky is the reason we work so hard to keep 'em flying.

And it's thanks to you we can keep doing it.

Aircraft Locations

The pins on each of the aircraft below indicate where the aircraft is currently located. Sometimes we may need to move them without notice, so please call us if there's a particular favourite you want to see.

Coventry Marker Aircraft at Coventry NewquayMarker Aircraft at Newquay Location Marker Examples at both sites Location Marker Aircraft temporarily working away from base
Auster Autocrat
Auster Autocrat G-JAYI
Avro Anson T21
Avro Anson T21 G-VROE
British Aircraft Corporation One Eleven
British Aircraft Corporation One Eleven G-BGKE
Chrislea Super Ace
Chrislea Super Ace G-AKVF
de Havilland Chipmunk
de Havilland Chipmunk G-APLO
de Havilland Dove
de Havilland Dove G-DHDV
de Havilland Rapide
de Havilland Rapide G-AGTM, G-AIDL, G-AKRP
de Havilland Vampire
de Havilland Vampire G-HELV
de Havilland Venom
de Havilland Venom G-DHVM, G-VENM
Douglas Dakota
Douglas Dakota G-ANAF, G-AMPY
English Electric Canberra
English Electric Canberra G-BVWC, G-CDSX
Gloster Meteor
Gloster Meteor G-LOSM, G-BWMF
Hawker Hunter
Hawker Hunter WT722, WV256
Hawker Sea Hawk
Hawker Sea Hawk WV798
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 XV753
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod XV232
Hunting Percival Jet Provost
Hunting Percival Jet Provost G-JPRO, G-BWDS
Miles Gemini
Miles Gemini G-AKDK
Percival Pembroke
Percival Pembroke G-BXES
Percival Prentice
Percival Prentice G-APJB
Percival Proctor
Percival Proctor G-AKIU
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer G-APRS
Vickers Varsity
Vickers Varsity WJ945
Vickers VC10
Vickers VC10 ZA148