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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Blog

Back on the boardwalk


Back on the boardwalk …….. There is still time to vote for the repair of the Adair Walk at the museum. As you probably know this has been mostly closed for several months now, and although we have managed to…

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Marble Galls


Leaves, Oaks and Galls ……. At this time of year leaves are a problem at the museum, they blow in all the building, block gutters and drain gullies which have to be cleared.  Below is an article about this time…

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Restoration of Whirlwind XR485 (part II)


Restoration of Whirlwind XR485 (Completion) ….. Hurrah re the Westland Whirlwind, the paint team have now completed the restoration painting. Pictures of the completion are below and a full gallery of images can be found by following the green link…

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Update from the Flight Simulators (III)


Update from the Flight Simulators (part III) ………. The Redifon Jet Provost simulator was manufactured around 1970; this analogue computer based trainer was used for radio procedure and navigation training.  Acquired in derelict condition without electrical power supply pack and…

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Farewell BAPC


Farewell BAPC …….. The museum has been a member of the British Aviation Preservation Council for a great many years, but no longer. This isn’t quite as drastic as it sounds though. The BAPC reached its 50th birthday on Saturday…

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Bensen B.7 Autogyro Restoration (part II)


The view from this side of the vinegar!! Over the summer I have had the great pleasure….with a little blood (well many scrapes and bruises), sweat (some of that was heavy), but no tears, of restoring the Bensen B7 Autogyro…

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Junior Engineering Day … October 2017


Junior Engineering Day …… Today (Tuesday 24th October) at Flixton, 24 young people had a chance to take on some new engineering skills. There were five different activities running and participants could have a go at one activity in the…

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Refurbishment of Adair Walk


Refurbishment of Adair Walk …….. As many of you will have already read much of the Adair Walk has been closed since early summer due to weather damage rendering it unsafe. Sadly whilst we have been able to repair part…

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Restoration of Auster VX123 (part II)


Restoration of Auster VX123 (part II) …… As reported previously, we were donated the Auster fuselage and wings which were in poor condition. The fuselage was bead blasted and etch primed by a local firm.  See Previous Auster Restoration ”…

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Restoration of Whirlwind XR485


Restoration of Whirlwind XR485 ….. Following on from the restoration of Javelin XH892, the paint team of Peter and Gwen moved onto the repainting of our Whirlwind helicopter.  The paint on the helicopter was showing signs of distress, especially the…

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