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G-AMSV Returns to Coventry

An old friend returned to Coventry yesterday when G-AMSV, in her striking Indian Air force livery, landed here for extensive maintenance by our engineers. Sierra Victor was part of the Air Altantique fleet here for many years. She'll...

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Baginton Air Pageant

The initial details for the Baginton Air Pageant are up on the website! As we don't have the space for a full-on air show attracting 20,000 or so people, we're aiming for low-key, themed days like this. A couple of thousand people,...

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Newquay Pleasure flights

We promised we'd be back to fly in Cornwall, and here we are. We'll be heading south with a Rapide and Chipmunk to spend a week at Newquay from 25th July, with a further visit planned in August. The flights are bookable in the normal...

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New Dakota Book

Geoff Jones just told me that his new book on the DC-3, released to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Dak's appearance, is now available. The cover sports a lovely shot of G-ANAF, shot by Simon Westwood before her radome goiter was...

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Nimrod Engine Run

We've just confirmed plans by NPT to run all four of the Nimrod's Rolls-Royce Speys on Saturday 9th May. We expect the thunder to start just after lunchtime. Come along and enjoy some audio power - and please dip into your pockets...

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Membership of Classic Air Force is a great way to become an important part of preserving the species. Not only will your subscriptions be used to keep these irreplaceable gems in good repair for future generations, but you'll also have a voice and a presence in the future of what we do. That's because you're not joining a club, you're becoming an integral part of Classic Air Force, with a chance to get involved in our activities.

Of course, as "one of us", you have access to our premises free of charge whenever we're open, and you'll be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. We'll also keep you well informed, with a monthly e-mail newsletter and our quarterly members' magazine, The Meteor.

Gift Aid It!

It's important to remember that you're becoming a member of a charity. That means that, if you're a UK taxpayer, we can claim an extra donation from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs; under the Gift Aid scheme, every £1 you donate is worth £1.25 to the charity. If you're a higher-rate taxpayer, it's worth even more.

The more you're able to donate, the more the Trust can invest in saving precious aircraft for future generations. Membership starts at just £1 a week, all of which goes to support the Trust.

If you're able to donate £5 a week or more, then you become a Silver Member. As a thank-you we'll offer you the chance to fly free of charge in one of our aircraft each year; usually in the Prentice, Proctor or Rapide.

A donation of £10 a week or more makes you a Gold Member. This allows you two seats, either for yourself or to share with a guest, in one of our aircraft each year. As a Gold Member we may invite you to assist us at one of our flying or display events by becoming a crew member. Where the event is away from our base that may mean flying as observer in one of our non-pleasure-flying aircraft, including the jets.

We're working on meeting facilities and members' events to bring all of our membership together to work together on the future of this fantastic, unique collection. We hope you'll join us to make your invaluable contribution to protecting it for the benefit of future generations.

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Meteor MagazineExclusive Quarterly Magazine

The Meteor is our quarterly members-only publication. It's far more than just a club newsletter; it's a full colour feast for vintage aviation afficionados, packed with articles, news and fascinating photographs.

Shackleton articleThe magazine's all about involvement. So you'll join our pilots in the cockpits of the pioneer jets, delve into the nuts and bolts of our restoration work, re-live our events in pictures and top-quality writing.

We also cover the airshows we're involved with, many of which will have special members' areas.

When you can't be with us in person, The Meteor is the next best thing. Click here or on the open pages on the left to read a sample article.

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If you're a UK taxpayer then you can allow us to claim extra benefit on your subscription by ticking a box on the membership application form.  Doing so adds an extra 25% reimbursement to the Trust from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, at no cost to you.

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