Gloster Meteor

Discover the groundbreaking history of the Gloster Meteor, a British twin-engine jet fighter that revolutionised modern jet aviation. Learn about its design, development, and operational history, as well as its post-operational service, and its impact on the aviation industry. Explore this iconic aircraft that saw action in many conflicts around the world, and remains an important part of aviation history today.

BIG year for Meteor WS778!

Work to bring Meteor NF(T).14 WS788 back to life continues apace at Elvington’s Yorkshire Air Museum (YAM) near York…

Mosaic honouring Gloster Aircraft restored

A brick mosaic - showing the silhouette of an aircraft – incorporated into the road on a residential street in Hucclecote has been restored by Bovis Homes

Meteor set for conservation in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire’s Jet Age Museum has announced that Meteor NF.14 WS807 has been moved into its conservation and restoration workshop

Students reach milestone in Meteor project

Various year groups at a college in Argentina have progressed a Meteor restoration project

MiG and Meteor progress at Newark

Good progress is being made on two aircraft repainting projects at Newark Air Museum

‘Working’ Meteors showcased at Chalgrove

Eight decades of Gloster Meteor flight was celebrated with a special photo shoot at Chalgrove, Oxfordshire on September 1

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Martin-Baker Meteors – How first-generation jets test ejection seats for 5th-gen fighters

For almost 80 years Martin-Baker has operated Meteors as ejection seat test-beds. In the January 2017 issue of Flypast Darren Harbar discovered the twin jet still had much to offer

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Meteors vs Vampires: When British fighter jets clashed over Middle East

Shlomo Aloni describes the combat career of Israel’s first jet fighter

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Gloster's Meteor F.8 - the last of its kind?

Tom Spencer outlines the service of the final Meteor day fighter – the incredibly elegant F.8...

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208 Sqn Gloster Meteors – Photo-recce in the Middle East

Graham Pitchfork recounts the career of a Meteor pilot and the recce sorties he undertook in the Middle East