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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Update from the Flight Simulators (II)


Update from the Flight Simulators (part II) ……….   As mentioned in part I of the updates, with the lack of vacuum on the Link D4, the ANT-18 has been taking the brunt of the workload on the Link area. …

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Update from the Chippy Workshop (part IV)


  Update from the Chippy Workshop (part IV) ……. (As at mid-September) We have been kept on our toes in the workshop making and fitting shelving for the new archive building; so that will keep Paul, our Archivist, busy for…

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Beccles Brownies Visit the Museum


Beccles Brownies visit the museum ….. On the evening of Tuesday 3rd October Beccles Brownies visited the museum.   They were learning about aeroplanes and history as part of a badge that they are doing. They had a chance to…

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Scout Air Activities Day – 30th September 2017


Scout Air Activities Day 30th September 2017 …….   On Saturday 30th September about 75 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts with about 25 adults from five groups around Norfolk and Suffolk arrived at Flixton to take part in the museum’s air…

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Junior Engineering Day – Update & Republish


Junior Engineering Day – Update & Republish …… To the previous list of skills on offer on Tuesday 24th October at the museum can be added Engine Maintenance.   Learn how to strip down a four-stroke engine, and importantly, how…

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