Story added on 26th July 2007
Beaver DH-2 58-2062
Resplendant in her new Lizard Brown colour our Beaver is responding well to the TLC she is getting from Brian, one of our regular volunteers. Suprisingly from the Dark Blue side of the aviation fraternity, Brian has transformed our Berlin Wall snooper with his meticulous attention to detail, in to a very pleasing photogenic exhibit. Our Guestbook shows an entry from a former crew member that flew with this aircraft and allowed us a further insight in to its undoubtedly interesting history.
Still loads to do of course but well worth a mention in our catagory of "Whats Going On at MAM"
It was decided towards the end of 2006 that our Argosy was in need of a good clean. However because of a forecasted window of good weather it seemed a good time to implement our plans to give it a re-paint in time for the summer season. Although a large area the complete airframe was washed and scrubbed using scouring pads (I forget how many) as a power washer does not cut the mustard when it come to Midlands grime. Rolls and rolls of masking tape later and a mountain of 4 inch rollers we had a very shiny presentable looking Argosy.
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE (No Prizes)
The interior was also painted and split in to three distinct sections, fore and aft freight holds and a centre seated (classroom) section.... read more
Danish Hunter gets a new identity
After 6 years in the Black Arrows scheme we have re-painted our Danish F51 Hunter (E425) in to the more colourful EPTS Rasberry Ripple. A complete refurbishment of the cockpit interior has been carried out, with a new main panel having to be populated and fitted, along with the re-painting of the pristine condition inside of the fuselage in etch primer. Topped off with a new canopy she sits proudly in her new Museum location just awaiting the final touches.
Now open by request to public viewing the only way to appreciate the condition of this fine example is to come and see her for yourself,
We are fully aware of the arguments for and against lookalike frames pretending to be what they are not, the owner of XE601 on which this re-paint... read more