Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

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A few snaps from a visit to the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre. An excellent little collection and well worth a visit. Some really interesting relics on display as well as the magnificent BE2C replica and the superb Spitfire replica outside. 1. https://farm1.static.flickr.com/865/39542256470_6254519f66_b.jpg 2. https://farm1.static.flickr.com/870/40455956175_1353c63f2d_b.jpg 3. https://farm1.static.flickr.com/866/27479835898_b69e67d465_b.jpg 4. https://farm1.static.flickr.com/788/40455956615_4020941fd3_b.jpg 5. https://farm1.static.flickr.com/890/27479836148_9e89410c93_b.jpg 6. https://farm1.static.flickr.com/804/40455956885_47b40c7568_b.jpg All taken with a Samsung Galaxy S8
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Nice photos, Derek :) It's a great little museum there. On our last visit the layout of the smaller exhibits had had a total re-vamp and it was looking very neat and well-organised. The Camel replica had been stripped back to basics and was under restoration to make it look more authentic. I'm sure it'll emerge from the workshop looking amazing - the BE2 is testimony to the skills of the volunteers there. Any mention of when the Anson is due to arrive?
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I have called in there on a couple of occasions when in the area; an excellent museum and friendly staff, well worth a visit.

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Absolutely concur. It's one of those gems of an aviation museum. The staff are so welcoming and knowledgeable and the exhibits so well presented.

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Nice to see that Meteor looking so smart.

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Nice photos. I particularly liked the Hawk Major, but what does the crane in the background belong on? And can they switch the cannon blisters around on the Spitfire? Inboard for a Mk.Vc please.

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Originally posted by Graham Boak I particularly liked the Hawk Major, but what does the crane in the background belong on?
Hi Graham, it's a little crane of 30cwts safe working load (possibly used for small engine changes, etc) [ATTACH=CONFIG]259894[/ATTACH]
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There is a fly-in and family open weekend at Montrose over the August Bank Holiday , 25-26 August and entry to the museum is free so I hope it get's the support it deserves and well done to all involved . [ATTACH=CONFIG]262287[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262288[/ATTACH]
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Looking forward to this event. Quite a few vintage aircraft turned up last year alongside a good number of modern types. Iirc it wasn't a brilliant day weather-wise being blustery and with a threatening overcast. Hopefully a better day this year. This is a museum which is well worth supporting so it would be great to see a good turnout next weekend.

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Went to Montrose on Saturday for the Open Weekend and Fly-In. A few vintage types turned up again though the strong, gusting crosswind probably deterred a few. A Jungmann did a flypast but carried on to land at Perth. We were across at the museum at the time so only got a glimpse as he flew off! Among the older aircraft which did land were an Se5a replica, Piper Cub, Cessna Bird Dog, Stinson Station Wagon, Piel Emeraude and a couple of Jodels. I'll include the beautifully-kept Comanche too - it being 52 years old! [ATTACH=CONFIG]262469[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262470[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262471[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262472[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262473[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262474[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262475[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262476[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262477[/ATTACH]
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Nice shots, MM. A shame we couldn’t of stayed on for this one. Rob

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Thanks, Rob. Yes, you would have enjoyed it. Maybe next year! :) Got our first look at the Anson too - [ATTACH=CONFIG]262490[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262491[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262492[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]262493[/ATTACH]
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Wow great starter kit ;) Rob