A Moment in Time


Observer Captain John Murphy BA ….. A Moment in Time I first met John Murphy soon after I joined the Royal Observer Corps in 1965. He was a full time observer officer stationed at Preston. He had previously been in…

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Photo Albums for sale


Albums for sale ……. A recent donation of 98 full photo albums and two folders of the negative strips for all the prints, was recently given to the Museum.  As they are all of 1970’s to 2000’s airshows and are…

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Sycamore Flight Simulator


Sycamore Flight Simulator- One step forward …… For some time the Link Team have been working on creating a realistic helicopter flight simulator. The eventual aim is to work this directly from the controls of the cutaway Sycamore. The initial…

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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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