Milton Keynes Aviation Society
enthusing about aviation since the year 2000
Sunday October 16th 2016
We have finally managed to get a date agreed for a visit to Warton in Lancashire where BAe produces Typhoons and now Hawks. We will be shown round the production lines and upgrade facilities and this is a great opportunity to see the UK’s only remaining major complete aircraft manufacturing facility.
This visit is now full but I am running a reserve list.
Wednesday March 8th 2017 (Postponed from August 2016)
RAF Brize Norton
We have been given permission to visit RAF Brize Norton, the home of all the RAF's transport and tanker fleets. Our visit wil hopefully include time with a number of the based squadrons and their aircraft, namely C-17s, Voyagers, A400M Atlas and C-130 Hercules. We will also have lunch in the Mess to be paid for on the day. We need to provide our own coach for this but we will hire a local coach to pick us up nearby so you will need to make you own way to Brize Norton.
The cost will be £20 to cover the coach and a donation to Station charities. This visit is full but I am running a reserve list.
Tuesday March 28th
Yorkshire Air Museum – Elvington nr. York
This visit can be booked individually or as a double-header with the next day’s visit to RAF Linton-on-Ouse. The museum has an excellent collection of aircraft and vehicles including a very rare Halifax and two of my favourite aircraft – a Victor and their new Mirage IV nuclear bomber which is the first to be preserved privately outside of France.
The cost for the visit will be £8 and I will be looking at overnight accommodation options for those who wish to stay over
Wednesday March 29th
Linton-on Ouse began life in WWII as a bomber base, then hosted fighter squadrons and finally became a vital cog in the RAF’s training structure. It currently hosts 72(R) Squadron using the Tucano to train fast jet pilots before they move onto the Hawk. The Tucano is being withdrawn and being replaced by the Beechcraft T-6Texan II so this will be a last opportunity to see Tucano operations and find out how the new training regime will operate. We will also visit their Memorial room and have lunch (at your own expense) in the Mess.
The cost for this visit is £10 and I have 20 places available
Wednesday May 3rd
Air Salvage International, Kemble
If you would like to know what happens to airliners when they near the end of their life, this visit is for you. ASI (www.airsalvage.co.uk) store, refurbish or ultimately disassemble old airliners at their facility at Cotswold Airport (Kemble) in Gloucestershire and we will be able to see what they do at first hand.
The cost is £5 and I have 20 places available. You will need a hi-viz jacket for this visit
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