Two From One .. How to build a Spitfire


How to build a Spitfire ………….. Some years ago, I purchased a large number of crates full of Spitfire fuselage components; these were discarded when TD248, a MkXVl, was restored to airworthy condition, having been an RAF station gate guard for…

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Research for the Caption Boards


Research for the Caption Boards …………. Researching the background information for captions to our exhibits presents one of the most interesting and demanding part of our work.  It is usually done off-site and I am one of the members who devotes a lot…

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Restoration of Javelin XH892


Restoration of Javelin XH982 ………… The Javelin aircraft XH892 is now undergoing restoration with the Paint Team have sanded down, and primed the aircraft.  The Team are now applying the top coat and the finishing touches to the aircraft. Weather…

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A B-24 Liberator in Flight


Image of a B-24 Liberator Aircraft in Flight ……….. The following image was passed to the blog by a member as they thought it would be of interest being reputably one of the few colour in-flight photos available. The image…

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Restoration of Hurricane P3708


Restoration of Hurricane P3708 …………..   The two 9 ft long main spars which form the core of the Hurricane’s centre section have now been fabricated. P3708’s original spars were completely destroyed when the aircraft was lost so these spars…

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NASAM Family Fun Day 2017


Family Fun Day 2017 ………….. Today (Sunday 23rd July 2017) saw our annual Family Fun Day.  Visitors could try out second world war guns, fly a flight simulator, start up a cold war jet, try on military uniforms, try on…

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Update from the Chippy Workshop (part I)


Update from the Chippy Workshop (part I) ………. We are keeping busy in the workshop making bird boxes, bug boxes and owl boxes – well, Tony is.  We are also making children’s aeroplanes.  The workshop looks like Santa’s toy shop…

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Bric-a-Brac


Bric-a-Brac Update ………….. Bric-a-Brac (from the French) was first used in the Victorian era and refers to lesser “objects d’art” that formed a collection of curios, such as elaborately decorated teacups and small vases, compositions of feathers, porcelain figurines, painted…

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Toy Planes at Flixton


Toy Planes at Flixton ………….. A few months ago, David Dawson was merrily surfing the internet when he saw some plans and maybe photos of a sit on toy biplane for young children.  The drawings included details for a pedal…

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River Waveney Trust arrives at Flixton


River Waveney Trust arrives at Flixton ………… A new portacabin appeared on site this month (July 2017), the River Waveney Trust arrived at Flixton.  Still settling in, the Trust will occupy the portacabin near the entrance to The Adair Walk.  …

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