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South Wales Aviation Museum Log

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GVLCN
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South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by GVLCN » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:14 am

Hi all,

Had a great visit to the newly opened museum at ex RAF St Athan, Picketston site. Here is a log of military airframes noted whilst there:

XE956 Vampire
XP534 “XR993” Gnat
XP672 Jet Provost
XL573 Hunter
XV582 Phantom
ZA326 Tornado
XZ729 Lynx
ZG822 Sea king
XL500 Gannet
XK895 Sea Devon
WP321 Sea Prince
WK128 Canberra cockpit

Outside
XW420 Jet Provost
XL472 Gannet
XV499 Phantom cockpit
ZD627 Sea King cockpit

Cheers Andy T

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by MRTT » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:19 am

Looks like a cracking little museum.

They've got big ambitions for the future, I believe.

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by Seahawk 11 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:56 pm

Yep I was there yesterday, enjoyed the museum with a very good staff as well, good luck to them for the future, I will be going back later in the year.

Rob

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by Toefur » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:57 pm

Popped in yesterday well worth a visit .Yeah they have got a lot of plans night shoots ,fast taxiing and weddings/parties spoke of it being duxford size with 20plus more exhibits arriving soon.

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by The Phantom » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:21 pm

Toefur wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Popped in yesterday well worth a visit .Yeah they have got a lot of plans night shoots ,fast taxiing and weddings/parties spoke of it being duxford size with 20plus more exhibits arriving soon.
They've got a great line-up of jets and great to hear they are getting 20 more soon. But Duxford size?!

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by Toefur » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:15 am

That s what was said ,the guy said that most of the jets and planes ther were at bruningthorpe with the rest coming there also a barrier on site but nt being displayed yet.The real surprise was trying to get the gannet airworthy !!??don't no if that's pie in the sky excuse the pun !!

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by Vulcanone » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:31 am

That would be the Gannet that Hunter Flying Club (now Horizon Aviation at St Athan) have been trying to get airworthy for over (at least 12 years). Maybe or Maybe not.

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by Toefur » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:19 am

Your instincts serve you well my friend. This chap said next year..along with the silver hunter and provost which are already airworthy.plus a harrier which they plan to fast taxi.do you think this is all true or b.s.?

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by The Phantom » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:59 am

Toefur wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:15 am
That s what was said ,the guy said that most of the jets and planes ther were at bruningthorpe with the rest coming there also a barrier on site but nt being displayed yet.The real surprise was trying to get the gannet airworthy !!??don't no if that's pie in the sky excuse the pun !!
Good luck to them. They certainly seem to have big plans ahead :thumb:

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by MRTT » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:39 pm

Toefur wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:19 am
Your instincts serve you well my friend. This chap said next year..along with the silver hunter and provost which are already airworthy.plus a harrier which they plan to fast taxi.do you think this is all true or b.s.?
No, it's very much the truth.

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by Toefur » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:51 pm

Thanks for confirming, the guy I spoke to seemed very sincere .would be great to see ,starved of much action here in bristol so only a hours drive would be fab.cant wait for it to begin. Thanks for info

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Re: South Wales Aviation Museum Log

Post by Malcolm » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:00 pm

I went to an RAF St Athan "Battle of Britain Home day" in about 1984/5? Absolutely pelted down with rain all day, which wasn't ideal since I was on a push bike cycling from Barry Island docks to the airshow. Anyhow, that trip took me past Cardiff Rhoose Airport, which had a small museum, and onto St Athan where there was a hangar full of mainly WW2 museum exhibits, including IIRC a real Me262 and Me163. I think these were part of the Imperial War museum collection.

Shame all the above weren't kept together - would certainly be an impressive collection 35 years on.

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