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RNAS Yeovilton 7-6-2018

AviationPosted by Gary Fri, June 08, 2018 22:00:48
Visited RNAS Yeovilton yesterday and again paid the price regarding the long journey.

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Posted by Marcus Tue, June 12, 2018 23:18:29

Cheers Gary - thanks. I knew it was something unique and that I had never seen anything like it.

Posted by G Tue, June 12, 2018 18:54:13

Westland Wyvern. TF.1 the only one left. Mainly spent it's life at Cranfield being tested for vibration and stress tests on the metal. It was never painted so they could see any stressed metal skins. It was painted during the 80s but the museum put it back to it's original condition or so I was told.

Posted by Marcus Mon, June 11, 2018 18:19:21

Nice pics Gary. Really like the Wildcat. What's the aircraft in the 6th last pic?

Posted by G Mon, June 11, 2018 05:56:02

Barracuda parts only. The cowling and the new bits being re-constructed are in the restoration hangar adjoining the museum buildings which was off limits. However, we were told that visitors to the 'Air Day'7th July can view it has they will open the doors looking out to the flight ramp to take a look. We were told about the issues the museum had with 'The Newcastle Group' helping the project and how it all went tits-up. Great shame because the head of restorations at the conservation hangar was full of praise for them. I don't like using the word 'rival' , but if the cap fits, wear it.

Posted by Peter Sun, June 10, 2018 22:46:51

Ah, used the bus pass, lol!

Sounds like it was perhaps a long day. Nice pictures though. Did you get anywhere near the Barracuda?

Posted by G Sun, June 10, 2018 13:49:49

Just about. Don't know why they don't loan them out.

Posted by Captain Pugwash Sun, June 10, 2018 12:31:21

Have they got enough Harriers?

Posted by G Sat, June 09, 2018 20:34:52

Nope, with some 'old f*rty's' on a coach. Thought my ar*e was going to un-screw it's self and drop off getting off !!

Posted by Peter Sat, June 09, 2018 09:18:42

A day trip from Notts? By car?