Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Conservation and Restoration of our Whirlwind Mk.10

Today two of our restoration and conservation volunteers have completed a project on the museums Whirlwind Mk.10, registration XD163.

Dick Cavil and Philip Msara have refurbished the main seat in the aircraft cabin. The process has been a long one consisting of the seat frame being repaired and then painted, and the canvas sheets being rescued from a wrecked aircraft and restored back to prime condition.

Well done chaps, great job!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

New Models

The museum has just taken delivery of some very interesting models of various Westland helicopters. The Westland models are extremely large and came to us transported in huge crates. Various models of Lynx, Sea King and Merlin are present among the collection which seems to be of extremely high quality. Here are a few picks of the models taken just after delivery!