NORFOLK & SUFFOLK AVIATION MUSEUM (June 3rd 2019)

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This aviation museum surprised me for their extensive collection!

The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum is a museum collection of aircraft and aviation-related artefacts, located near the former RAF Bungay airfield on the outskirts of Flixton in England.
First established in 1972 as the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Society, the museum houses a varied array of over 60 complete or partial aircraft, including rarities such as the only complete de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.1 in private ownership, a flyable replica of the Colditz Cock escape glider, a Vickers Valetta VX580 C.2 and an FMA IA 58 Pucará that was captured by British forces during the Falklands War.
In addition to the aircraft displayed, the museum also houses thematic collections devoted to subjects including the Royal Observer Corps, RAF Bomber Command, air-sea rescue and RAF Coastal Command.

 


My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
The museum charges no entrance fee and is entirely funded by public donations, corporate sponsorship, and local and European government grants. It employs only one full-time member of staff, with day-to-day maintenance and running
of the museum falling largely on the shoulders of a team of volunteers.

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
MiG-15bis (Czech Air Force S-103), 623794

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
FMA 1A-58 PUCARA 'Toto Juan', A-528

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
North American T-28C TROJAN, FG 289 Zaire AF (Port) + 146289 (Starboard) and N99153 (Ferry number)

 

 


My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
As well as preserving its existing collections, the museum and its members are actively involved in the exploration
and study of aircraft crash sites – termed wreckology – in East Anglia.

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

 

 

 


My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Vickers Valetta C.2, VX580

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
The collection is overwhelming!

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Air routes via Holland: Den Helder & Amsterdam

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Liberator Navigator seat

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
I love that fun fact 'Donated Dooreen Skinner (Stowpark, Flixton) used by
her for many years to grow rhubarb'
!

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Gun turret

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Nice art work by John Constable

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
'.. used as a water drain pipe across a track way; note the dents are the width of a car.' Isn't that amazing?!

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Look... Helping her kid brother.

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
All kinds of air navigation 'dead reckoning' equipment.
In navigation, dead reckoning is the process of calculating one's current position by using a previously determined position,
or fix, and advancing that position based upon known or estimated speeds over elapsed time and course. [Wikipedia, more..]

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

 

 


My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Fokker F.27 200 'Eric Gander Dower', G-BDVS

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Percival Sea Prince T.1, WF128 / 676

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Hunting Jet Provost T.3A (XN500), Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (XG254), English Electric Canberra T.4 (WH840) and XG254

 

 


My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
DeHavilland Vampire T.11, XK624

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Hunting Percival Provost T.1, WV605

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
BAe Sea Harrier FA.2, ZA175

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
English Electric Lightning DB/F1, XG329

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Ejection seats

 

 

 


My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Supermarine Spitfire II (FSM), ‘N3317/BO-U’/BAPC 71

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Vickers Supermarine Spitfire LFXVIe, TD248 / 8Q-T (reconstructed fuselage using original skin/components)

 

 


My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
World War One posters

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Boulton & Paul P.6, 'X25/K-124/ G-EAPD/ BAPC 274' (replica)

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Boeing Stearman PT-27 'Kaydet', '42-15662/RAF-RCAF FJ801'
Composite, fuselage frame of FJ801 plus components from other Stearman

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

 

 

 


My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Packed with planes, artifacts, memorabilia... On the right Avro Anson C.19/2, VL349

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Felixstowe F.5 Flying Boat

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
FAIRCHILD F.24 C8F, NC16676

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Bristol Sycamore HR.14, XG518

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Bygraves/Taylor J.T.2 Titch, G-BABY

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Boulton & Paul Overstrand, 'K4556' (replica forward fuselage)

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

My 2019 visit to Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
As a kid I devoured the 'Biggles' books by W.E. Johns! Nice to see a tribute here.
On my Blog 2014Q2 I did a write up on 'Biggles'.

WEBSITE ('Our Aircraft')
en.wikipedia.org:_Norfolk_and_Suffolk_Aviation_Museum

 

 

ENGLAND 2019
D-DAY'S 75th ANNIVERSARY @DUXFORD IWM- PAGE 1 + PAGE 2
+
ENGLAND 2017
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, DUXFORD (& COLLECTIONS)
DUXFORD'S FLYING LEGENDS AIR SHOW, JULY 8th


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