Forthcoming Visits :
If you are interested in any of these MKAS Visits, or if you have any suggestions for any future MKAS visits, please contact Chris Bosworth by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday April 30th, 2020
Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
I have arranged a Technical Tour of this impressive collection of WWII fighters with up to 15 aircraft on site at any time, mainly Spitfires but also one Hurricane and an Me-109. Several are airworthy with others in various stages of restoration. We will talk to the engineers working on them and look at the restoration process in detail. Weather permitting, we will also watch a Spitfire engine start. For an additional £20 you will be able to sit in a Spitfire cockpit. The following morning, we have a visit to the Typhoon Preservation Group in Uckfield so you have the option of booking this visit on its own or staying overnight for a “double-header”. If you would like a suggestion of where to stay, please contact me via the email address above.
I have a few places left and the cost is £79 per head with an additional £20 if you wish to sit in a Spitfire. A £20 deposit will be needed to secure your place. The visit will begin at 16.00.
Friday May 1st 2020
Typhoon Restoration Group, Uckfield
Dave Hands who recently gave us a talk on this project has kindly arranged for a group of us to visit their workshop to see the progress of this unique restoration project. This will be a morning visit (timings to be confirmed) and can be booked together with the Biggin Hill visit above or independently.
I have a few places left and the cost will be £15 per head or this will be waived if you join the Typhoon Preservation Group’s Supporters Club on the day (£25).
Wednesday June 17th 2020
Trenchard Museum, RAF Halton
A local museum which we have not visited for several years. It focuses on the history of RAF Halton and is named after the Founding Father of the RAF who established the Aircraft Apprenticeship scheme here which has made Halton famous as a hub of RAF training excellence.
This will be an evening visit starting at 18.45 and I will ask everyone for a £5-10 donation.
Polish Aviation Museum, Krakow
3rd October 2020
A group of us will be visiting this excellent museum which houses a great selection of Cold War jets from the Eastern Bloc as well as "Goehring's Toys", a unique collection of WW I fighters collected by Goehring in Berlin and rediscovered in Poland after WW II. It also gives you the opportunity to make a long weekend in and around the beautiful city of Krakow. Please let me know (07860 629494 or email@example.com) if you are interested in coming along and I will provide further details.