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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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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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 (I)


Update from the Flight Simulators (part I) ………. Thankfully the busy Summer season is now coming to an end. The various machines have seen lots of use by many schools visitors and others.  Hopefully, we can now get some time…

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Update from the NASAM Archive (II)


Update from the NASAM Archive (II) …….. Donations: Not a lot from the Archive in this update, but a couple of interesting donations have come in: A set of photo albums of E.Anglian airfields remaining buildings, in 5 volumes!! A…

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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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