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News: Aircraft cleaning at Cosford

Published 12 January 2017, 10:29

A team from Total Access are currently cleaning the suspended aircraft in the National Cold War Exhibition hangar at RAF Museum Cosford. The team will also be inspecting the suspension cables supporting the aircraft in their flying display positions.

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News: Sea Fury T.20 to fly again in 2017

Published 10 January 2017, 17:11

Navy Wings has posted an update about progress with Hawker Sea Fury T.20 VX281 (G-RNHF) - and it's good news!

https://www.navywings.org.uk/news-blog/sea-fury-fly-2017/

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News: F-4 Phantom finally bows out of US military service

Published 2 January 2017, 10:40

Happy New Year to all of our readers - and it's a slightly bittersweet story to start things off: the final retirement from US military service of the ever popular Phantom...

US forces bid farewell to the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II on December 21, 2016, during a ceremony and brief flying display at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The type left US frontline squadron use in 1996, but over 300 were converted into QF-4 aerial target drones, and continued to provide essential service. The QF-16 will take over these duties in future.

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News: Shuttleworth Collection prepares for post-Christmas Engineering Open Workshop Dec 29-30

Published 24 December 2016, 12:13

Some brief footage of The Shuttleworth Collection's Gloster Gladiator being moved into its workshop in preparation for the attraction's Engineering Open Workshop days on December 29 and 30. Several aircraft can be seen by the public with panels etc removed as Old Warden's engineers work on their winter maintenance or ongoing restoration schedules. It just remains for us to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas, and thanks for your support this year.
#GlosterGladiator making its way into... - The Shuttleworth Collection | Facebook

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News: Meteor restoration makes further progress at Elvington

Published 22 December 2016, 13:28

Graham Buckle and his team at Elvington in Yorkshire have taken considerable steps forward in their restoration of Gloster Meteor NF.14 WS788. The full story will be published in the next issue of FlyPast (out January 2), but in the meantime, here are some recent pictures from the project.
The group is particularly keen to source any information on the ‘Dixey’ nose art applied to WS788 during its time with the RAF’s 1 Air Navigation School. If you can help, please contact Graham: bluetwo@live.com

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News: Concorde memories sought

Published 22 December 2016, 10:04

Aerospace Bristol is launching an appeal for stories and memories of Concorde ahead of her new home opening next summer.

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News: Drone flight over RAF Metheringham

Published 19 December 2016, 11:58

A drone flight takes us over the remains of RAF Metheringham airfield. Thanks to John Shipton for the link.

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News: Christmas activities for kids at Middle Wallop's Museum Of Army Flying

Published 16 December 2016, 09:46

Between December 17 and 30, children visiting the Museum of Army Flying can celebrate the 12 days of Christmas by seeking out the doors hidden around its displays.
If found, all will reveal a special message from the museum, and kids will receive a small gift and be entered into a Grand Draw to win a Revell Glow in the Dark helicopter.
There will also be the usual craft activities available on every weekday from December 19 to 30, which includes making Christmas decorations, creating a calendar for 2017 and designing a fairy door. The attraction will be open every day except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
www.armyflying.com

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