A great 90th birthday present for former world war 2 pilot Allan Webb

We were delighted to be able to offer Allan a flight from our site, to celebrate his 90th birthday.

After 72 year Allan once again took the controls of an aircraft in the Fly Nqy PA28

Happy birthday Allan. We hope to see you again next year…

What a brilliant Trip advisor review we received…

“Fabulous day out ”

Amazingly friendly and helpful staff, especially the young man who showed us around the VC10, who was exceptional in his descriptions and explanations of the aircraft. This is the first aviation museum that we’ve been able to sit in the aircraft and have a hands on experience. I think my husband will forever have a huge smile on his face, now that he has not only sat in the cockpit of a Harrier but a Canberra and a VC10 too. Every single person there has a huge amount of knowledge and is amazingly helpful. If you are expecting a modern sanitised attraction, with hundreds of planes all lined up, secure behind a barrier then you are in for a pleasant surprise, every plane can be touched and most can be sat in. This is not a faceless experience and the passion of all involved is apparent from the moment you arrive. If you are an enthusiast you will fall instantly in love and if you are just looking for something to do for the day, you will no doubt become one. The entry fee is tiny for the experience, the diner is clean and the food is good, the shop has just enough bits a bobs to keep children happy. An added free experience for the enthusiast is the various different aircraft landing and taking off from the airport, we saw a Hercules, Sea King (civil version, S61N) and a 737 doing touch and go circuits. Absolute bliss! Thank you to you all (especially the chap who insisted I get in his microlights) Jane xx

Our work ..BEFORE and AFTER…

To say we are proud of our work here would be a huge understatement. Here is an example of our Vickers Varsity WJ 945

Our volunteers took delivery of the 1950s Varsity in a rather less than ideal condition and in many pieces! The aircraft has been reassembled, repainted with a very strong paint, the inside has had considerable work done – and it has been made safe for moving and exhibiting. A very extensive restoration to make a fantastic static exhibit – to be viewed inside and out.