The museum has a growing collection of aircraft representing the “Cold War” era. The museum’s first acquisition was a Meteor D.16. which was purchased in 2005. It has been the subject of a very lengthy restoration and a conversion back to its original F.8 configuration. When complete it will have working electrics and hydraulics and will wear the markings of No. 72 Sqn.
During October 2009 a Sepecat Jaguar joined the museum collection, and following completion of Phase 1 of its restoration, it is now in the process of being returned to ground-running condition. On July 1st 2010, Hawker Hunter XE707, also joined the museum collection. May 2011 saw the arrival of our English Electric Lighting. This is currently undergoing a full restoration. Subsequent purchases have included a Harrier GR.3 and Phantom FGR.2.
In 2016, the museum recieved a Fairchild A-10 aircraft on loan from the USAF that was an ex Bentwaters 509th airframe. This is in the process of being restored and repainted throughout 2017 and is on display within the museum compound.
Full details of the museum’s aircraft can be found by clicking on the aircraft manufacturer column in the table below. Please note that only aircraft listed as on display can be seen on normal museum open days. Visits to see the aircraft under restoration are possible by prior arrangement, and on group visits if requested.
Please note that aircraft under restoration are not viewable by the public due to the fact that they are in a hangar separate to the museum.
Can you help?
We are always looking for information on any of the museum aircraft, do you have any photo’s, manuals, spare parts, if so we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please use the contact page to get in touch with us.