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Plywood Exhibition Review

Author : Treasurer
Date : null

The recent Plywood exhibition at the V&A Museum showcased the innovative use of the material in aviation that is well known.  The de Havilland Mosquito was well covered with a period film showing construction, models and examples of the fuselage and fuel tanks.  The use of a light weight material which wasn't in high demand such as aluminium combined with the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine produced one of the fastest aircraft of the Second World War.  Also included ...


Review of Bristol Aerospace Museum

Author : Treasurer
Date : 29/10/2017 12:00

Bristol Aerospace museum has recently opened at on the former Filton aerodrome situated to the North of Bristol and the former manufacturing hub for Bristol Aeroplane Company, British Aircraft Corporation, Bristol Siddeley, British Aerospace, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Airbus.

When I visited it was significantly busy with large number of families attending and wished I had booked tickets in advance!  The Museum begins with the start of the Company in 1910 ...


5 Aviation Museums in Southern England where you can see a Spitfire

Author : Mike James
Date : 22/10/2017 12:00

While nothing really beats hearing and seeing a genuine Spitfire roaring in the sky above, getting up close and personal with one of these icons of World War II aviation must come pretty close. So, what are your  chances of seeing one in the South of England? There are, of course, still a number of Spitfires actively flying in the UK, but many more can be seen at static  displays around the country. For real enthusiasts, a fully immersive experience is ...