Saturday, 26 February 2011

Lynx restoration - update

Evidence of XX910 sitting safely in hangar 6 at RNAS Yeovilton. I've been promised more photo's as they make progress

Take a look at the Friends of The Helicopter Museum website for more information on the project...

Developing an Archive

Wow! How far we have come already. Martin and I have been working on our annual exhibition today, which will offer an insight into our progress in developing our archive. Looking at this picture, taken nearly 3 years ago, it is hard to believe how much we have done already. Intrigued...? Well, visit the museum from late April and you can see the exhibition for yourself. It will include many photographs from our archive, as well as document our progress so far.

A busy week ahead

Next week should prove an interesting week. I'm off to Derby on Thursday for training on our cataloguing database MODES. Here's hoping I'll come back armed with skills to allow cataloguing to resume...

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tour guiding

I've just had a de-brief with chief tour guide Ken Crane, who was delighted at the success of last weeks visit from West Pennard C of E School. All 30 children reportedly behaved themselves and enjoyed the visit.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Stars of Time

Sunday 31st July will see a movie themed event being held at the museum, involving helicopter flights, visiting aircraft including James Bond's Little Nellie, visiting exhibitions and some celebrity guests. Tickets are now available from the museum shop.  

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Lynx restoration

Yesterday we said goodbye (temporarily) to our Navy Lynx prototype XX910 as it departed for RNAS Yeovilton, where it will be worked on by Lynx Helicopter Force Operational Support Team.

The plan is to have it ready to display later this year when Lynx celebrates its 40th year.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Fairey Ultralight project

After having been in storage in Gloucester for many years, we have recently taken redelivery of the Fairey Ultralight G-AOUJ.

This week a team of 3 new volunteers will begin the lengthly task of rebuilding the aircraft, which currently sits in our hangar in many, many pieces. We are currently seeking advice from anyone who may have information which could help the project along.

The first task will be to prepare an inventory to determine what we have and what we are missing.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Rotodyne blade conservation

Sheet metal and rivets due for delivery today, ready for use rebuilding parts of the test-rig blade for the Fairey Rotodyne.