The fast jet you can fly in!

How the BAC Strikemasters of North Wales Military Aviation Services have helped drive Britain’s classic jet scene forward again in the face of difficult times

On display at the Bournemouth Air Festival.
On display at the Bournemouth Air Festival. DAVID HALFORD

We have a lot of fingers in a lot of pies”. That’s one of the main reasons Mark Petrie cites for the success of NWMAS, or, to spell it out in full, North Wales Military Aviation Services Ltd. While many other entrants into the world of historic ex-military jet operations in Britain have come and gone, the firm he founded at Hawarden Airport near Chester more than two decades ago is very much alive. In fact, as he notes, it’s one of the UK’s few jet maintenance companies and operators still functioning under its original name.


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