Newark Air Museum Briefing 2020

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As with previous years I thought I’d try and populate a new Newark Air Museum (NAM) Briefing thread to use for short updates and news snippets from eastern Nottinghamshire.

As the year progresses I will provide updated details of NAM activities in here! 

More regular NAM news updates can also be found in here!

Could a Moderator please lock the 2019 Newark Air Museum Briefingthread?

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Something that's been posted elsewhere but that I thought might be of interest to some on here!

"Earlier in the week we became aware of 2 fascinating Pathe News clips featuring Taylor Monoplane G-APRT that is displayed in Hangar 1. They really highlight the ‘homebuilt’ aircraft description!

Different times; enjoy “Plane in a Parlour”!!
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/man-builds-plane-in-parlour/query/ma… 

& "First Flight"
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/air-news-berks-aka-first-flight-of-h… "

 

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A quick post to advise that Newark Air Museum, is on on weather watch this weekend ahead of Storm Ciara – their current plan is to open as normal tomorrow (Saturday 8th Feb) and then review the situation for Sunday. A few more details can be found on their website.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news 

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Info form other fora & the NAM website:

"Here's the confirmation that we have taken the difficult decision to close the museum on Sunday 9th February 2020 - this is to help ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers & staff!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

Sorry if this spoils any plans to visit!"

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NAM website reporting the following info this morning:

"We have re-opened as planned today, Monday 10th February; a tether came out on the Rallye and moved it slightly, but nothing damaged; plus a couple of barrows changed formation - otherwise all OK!"

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Following being reported in various parts about another weather watch being operated by Newark Air Museum this weekend:
"Another quick post to advise that NAM is on Weather Watch again ahead of Storm Dennis – the current plan is to try and open as normal on Saturday 15th February; and then review the situation during the day and for Sunday 16th February. A few more details on the website.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news 

Stay safe everyone!"

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An opening status update from NAM:

"An update's just been added to the museum website about our opening plans for Sunday 16th February - we aim to open as usual tomorrow.

Full details in here: http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news "

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An event update from NAM:

"We’ve just added an Email link to the Cold War Call Up page on our website, which all allow former V-Force personnel to contact us if they wish to participate in the Meet & Greet part of the event on 16 & 17 May, 2020.

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Cold_War_Call_Up "

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Information from Newark:

"Another post to advise that NAM is on Weather Watch again ahead of Storm Jorge – the current plan is to open as normal on Saturday 29th February; and then review the situation during the day and for Sunday 1st March. A few more details on the website.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

Stay safe everyone!"

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Information from Newark:

"An update has been added to the museum website about our opening status!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Opening_Status

We are open at present, but for now we have made changes to our open cockpits offer – however as the wider situation develops we will implement changes to reflect any advice of health authorities & Government bodies."

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Hi Howard,

Just received the tickets for the April 'Table-Top' however, given the current unusual (nay, hysterical), circumstances and Boris's latest dic-tat of 'Avoid all contact with other humans', is NAM still planning to go ahead with the event? 

Martyn

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Evening GYD, the situation will be discussed tomorrow and I know that NAM will let everyone know when anything is decided. #NAMwatchThisSpace

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NAM information from other sources:

"Revised view about opening status now on our website! http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news 

However this could change quickly!!

Please note that the Indoor Aeroboot/Aerojumble due for 4th April – has been CANCELLED"

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Just in from NAM:

"Following the receipt of the latest DCMS Briefing the museum trustees have taken the inevitable decision to close the site to visitors until further notice; effective from 4pm tonight! 

http://newarkairmuseum.org/Museum_Closed "

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Thanks again for thinking of the Puma project & I will make the rebuild team aware. Not sure that there is a plan around at present to go as far as engine fitment.

To be honest they may be the type of 'luxury' item that the museum will be unable to afford after the virus closure!

These web-pages are likely to become very important quite soon!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Make-a-Donation

or directly via this link

https://www.justgiving.com/newarkairmuseum/Donate

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Some further information from NAM:

"A while back we produced a Nottinghamshire Aviation Memorials  booklet using funds from a Local Improvement Scheme Grant provided by the Nottinghamshire County Council. Printed copies have all gone but we are still able to email out PDF versions, we thought this might be interest for some people during this current lock-down.

Details about how to request a copy can be found in here: http://newarkairmuseum.org/Notts_Aviation "