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Wartime Weekend to celebrate and remember 106 Squadron and RAF Metheringham
RAF Metheringham was the wartime home of 106 Squadron from 1943 to the end of World War Two. Wing Commander Guy Gibson was its Commanding Officer at RAF Syerston before he was requested by Air Marshal Arthur (Bomber) Harris to form 617 Squadron (the Dambusters) flying from Scampton. To celebrate and in memory of 106 Squadron and RAF Metheringham, volunteers from Friends of Metheringham Airfield are holding a Bank Holiday special covering Sunday, 30th April, and Monday, 1st May.
Helicopter Museum to host Aero Jumble and Aviation Collector's event - May 6th.
The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare will be holding its first aero jumble and aviation collectors' event on Saturday 6th May, raising funds to help preserve its unique collection of aircraft. The museum, which houses the world's largest collection of rotor-craft including the speed record holder G-Lynx and two helicopters of the Queen's Royal Flight, will have surplus aircraft parts from its collection for sale. Items range from smaller cockpit instruments, to engines and rotor heads, to an Agusta 109 fuselage and a Jet Ranger chassis.
Vintage Village returns to RAF Cosford Airshow - Skymaster joins static line-up
This year's 'vintage village' will have a 1960s theme - the static line-up planned now includes an O-2 Skymaster and Jet Provost. New for this year will be a cockpit sections display, with exhibits to include a cockpit from an English Electric Lightning.
De Havilland Aircraft Museum launches crowdfunding bid
The de Havilland Aircraft Museum's project is to raise money to 'match fund' a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which together will enable it to build a new hangar. The new building will incorporate a learning centre and event space. It will also allow the museum to position most of its collection under cover, enabling critical restoration work to be completed. As the new hangar will be connected to existing buildings it will allow the attraction to extend its open season. It will feature a large mezzanine floor with several 'learning rooms' for schools, clubs and associations. To support the bid, visit: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/new-hangar-for-the-de-havilland-aircraft-museum
Southend Vulcan opens doors to public this weekend (April 23)
The Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) at London Southend Airport has announced its next Visit the Vulcan open event on Sunday 23 April, 10am to 4pm.
BBC historian hails "best World War One aerodrome in world"
International historian and broadcaster Dan Snow has hailed Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome as the best in the world. The BBC One Show history presenter visited the unique site near Maldon, Essex, recently to view some of the newly-renovated buildings and visit the Royal Flying Corps Home Defence Museum.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of Farnborough when it comes to Britain’s aviation history. Samuel Cody made the first ever powered flight from the north east Hampshire town in 1908, and Farnborough’s airshows over the years are the stuff of legends. Today, the airfield is still very much alive with aviation development work and commercial flying...
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