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Doncaster aeroventure

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biglamp
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Doncaster aeroventure

Post by biglamp » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:26 pm

afternoon all,a few shots caught a grey day last month,and a request please !

A sign of the times,F3 tails
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XX736
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XV677
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XX669/B
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And anyone know the i.d. of this Bulldog wreck ?
notice the 'sailing ship' emblem on the tail
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i have some more if anyone wants to see some,certainly passed an hour or so !

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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by viper3111 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:57 pm

Diffrent! :O
I would like to see some more. Is there any whole aircraft or is it a scrap yard? :lol:

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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by benyboy » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:59 pm

More please. I realy should make the effort to go through to Aeroventure again soon. Its an excellent museum but I must admit I find the Storage area the most interesting part. Any progress shots on the DC3, Harvard and Meteor would be appreciated.

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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by SCARECROW » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:56 pm

For anyone who has'nt been there it is a fantastic museum and their helicopters would'nt look out of place at Heli museum or Yeovilton.

I had a good look/trawl through their storage area bout 5 years ago and finally saw the ex Iraqi Vampire pod after a few years of trying.
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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by biglamp » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:48 am

Thanks for the comments !
Yes,there are some complete frames there ( see below,) i must admit,i find it strangely fascinating looking around storage areas/
scrap piles etc,you never know what you might find !
The Harvard is no longer there,neither is F6 XS897

Please see some more below

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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by biglamp » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:20 am

Here are some more,i logged over 60 reg's ( yes,some civvies, )
What's outside,on display and stored

WF122
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Dakota DC3.2 N4565L ( now inside to be restored )
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XM350
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XA460
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XN386 + XS481
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XP706(8925M)
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XV139 ( marked as XV137 )
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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by viper3111 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:52 am

biglamp wrote:Thanks for the comments !
Yes,there are some complete frames there ( see below,) i must admit,i find it strangely fascinating looking around storage areas/
scrap piles etc,you never know what you might find !
The Harvard is no longer there,neither is F6 XS897

Please see some more below

:thumb:
I agree, you find some interesting things when you rumage. I found the nose of a buccaneer over at the mucklburgh collection in weybourne years ago when I was scanning there storage/scrap area with my bins. Can't beet it :thumb: I must venture up north one of these days.

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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by benyboy » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:37 am

[quote]The Harvard is no longer there,neither is F6 XS897quote]

Hi, do you Know about the Lightning move to Coningsby http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showth ... ight=xs897" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I dont know where the Harvard has gone though, I suppose I should go and ask.

Ben

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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by Peter » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:49 pm

This is one of those museums that rank high on the list for a must see. Interesting collection and they have a Lancaster display as well! :D

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Post by windoze11 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:46 pm

cracking place some reall interesting stuff there went today
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Post by BOLLO » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:47 pm

Give em credit for trying.Must admit i might have to go up one Sunday and have a ganda round there myself .Looks a decent place. ;)
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Post by PR9 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:47 am

It's a very tidy museum, and they have done amazing work over the years. I remember it being situated at a farm near Firbeck before they moved to the ex-RAF Doncaster site.

Well worth a visit.
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Post by STEVIEJAWS » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:51 pm

And anyone know the i.d. of this Bulldog wreck ?
notice the 'sailing ship' emblem on the tail

Biglamp I found this on line and if you click on the serial XX655 you will see a picture of the same wreck.

http://www.demobbed.org.uk/aircraft.php?type=278

http://www.demobbed.org.uk/image_view.php?s=xx655.jpg
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Post by BOLLO » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:05 pm

PR9 wrote:It's a very tidy museum, and they have done amazing work over the years. I remember it being situated at a farm near Firbeck before they moved to the ex-RAF Doncaster site.

Well worth a visit.
Ex RAF Doncaster? I never knew that,was it an air field or just a ground site?
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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by STEVIEJAWS » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:18 am

BOLLO wrote:
PR9 wrote:It's a very tidy museum, and they have done amazing work over the years. I remember it being situated at a farm near Firbeck before they moved to the ex-RAF Doncaster site.

Well worth a visit.
Ex RAF Doncaster? I never knew that,was it an air field or just a ground site?
A quick wiki search : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Doncaster
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Post by BOLLO » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:01 am

Cheers for that chap,very interesting indeed. :thumb:
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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by Peter » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:41 pm

I have never visited this museum but it is marked for a visit next time I go to the UK. They really are doing a great job both looking after and restoring the exhibits. Take the Sea king for example, compard to when it arrived, it looks very complete externally now! Well done chaps! :thumb:

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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by Bobby Jo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:18 pm

Hi Bolla,

I had some flying lessons from there years ago and then managed to get some aerial photos of RAF Finningley that I must find and post.

I think Halifax's flew out of there during the war, I think :halo:

Viper,

If you do make the journey up then drop me a PM and I will try to meet you there. Your welcome for a coffee refill on the way back :thumb:

Best

Rob

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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by viper3111 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:24 pm

That's kind of you, If I get round to going past the border (fen border control is very strict :lol: ) I will do that :thumb:
Im not sure if it will be this year as Ive got a lot of stuff on model wise as well as being allowed to do 3 airshows this year along with the 4 model shows. But I will definately come up soon.

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Re: Doncaster aeroventure

Post by biglamp » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:12 pm

STEVIEJAWS wrote:And anyone know the i.d. of this Bulldog wreck ?
notice the 'sailing ship' emblem on the tail

Biglamp I found this on line and if you click on the serial XX655 you will see a picture of the same wreck.

http://www.demobbed.org.uk/aircraft.php?type=278

http://www.demobbed.org.uk/image_view.php?s=xx655.jpg

wicked Stevie,just caught up with this,thanks ( Wow,what a global tie-up that was :) )

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