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Urs Schnyder

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Newark Air Museum
Drove Lane
Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY
Daily open from 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
http://www.newarkairmuseum.org
Tel.: +6
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The museum is located outside of Newark in eastern Nottighamshire and easily reachable from both the A46 and the A17. It’s easy to find as its location is well signposted from the main roads. It occupies part of the former World War 2 airfield of Winthorpe.

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RAF Gloster Javelin FAW.8 XH992  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Gloster Javelin FAW.8 XH992 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF English Electric Canberra B2 (Mod) WV787 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF de Havilland Venom NF.3 WX905 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF Gloster Meteor FR.9 (Mod) VZ608  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Gloster Meteor NF.12 WS692  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Hawker Hunter F.1 WT651  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Supermarine Swift FR.5 WK277  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF Avro Anson C.19 VL348  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Avro Anson C.19 VL348  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Percival T.1 Prentice VR249  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Percival T.1 Prentice VR249  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF Percival Provost WV606  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF de Havilland Vampire T.11 XD593  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 WB624  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Hunting Jet Provost T.3A XM383  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 XX634  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Foland Gnat T.1 XR534  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)    
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RAF Handley Page T.1 Jetstream XX492  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Handley Page T.1 Jetstream XX492  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Westland Wessex HC.2 XV728  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) British Army Saunders Roe Skeeter AOP.12 & Westland (Bell 47) Sioux AH.1  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RN BAe Sea Harrier FA.2 ZA176   (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RN de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21 WW217 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RN Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XP226   (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RN Hawker Sea Hawk FB.3 WM913  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RN Hawker Sea Hawk FB.3 WM913  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RN Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XM685  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RN Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XM685  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Lee Richardson Annular Biplane (replica)
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General Aircraft Monospar ST-12  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Civil de Havilland Tiger Moth G-MAZY  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Norwegian SAAB Safir  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Danish SAAB Draken (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

The museum was officially opened in April 1973 on the site of the Winthorpe Showground. Five years later it moved to the present location on the south east side of the showground.  In 1983 the Vulcan now on display actually landed on the old runway and was moved to it’s present location in the museum. This took the efforts of all the members of the museum.
After fundraising the first aircraft display hall was completed in 1990 which could accommodate some of the more rare and valuable aircraft. In 1995 the museum managed to aquire some land adjacent to the museum for further expansion.
In 2003 the museum was granted £453,000 from the lottery fund and building of a second hangar was started. This was completed the following year and some more aircraft could be moved into it to protect them from the weather. Quite many significant aircraft remain outside however and it is hoped that they can all be under cover one day which in the case of the Vulcan would need a substantial building.

List of aircraft on site
Avro Anson C.19 VL348
Avro Ashton (fuselage) WB491
Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 WR977
Avro Vulcan B.2 XM594
BAe Sea Harrier FA.2 ZA176
Bensen gyrocopter G-ASNY
Blackburn Beverley C.1 (cockpit) XB261
Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 XN964
Bristol Sycamore III WT933
Cessna 310 G-APNJ
Clutton FRED Series 2 G-BJAD
Dassault Mystere IV No, 83
de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 WB624
de Havilland Heron 1B G-ANXB
de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21 WW217
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ560
de Havilland Tiger Moth G-MAZY
de Havilland Vampire T.11 XD593
de Havilland Venom NF.3 WX905
de Havilland Dove G-AHRI
English Electric Canberra B2 (Mod) WV787
English Electric Canberra PR.7 WH791
English Electric Canberra PR.7 (cockpit) WH779
English Electric Canberra PR.9 (cockpit) XH177
English Electric Canberra T.17 (cockpit) WH863
English Electric Canberra T.19 WH904
English Electric Lightning T.5 XS417
Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XP226
General Aircraft Monospar ST-12 VH-UTH
Gloster Javelin FAW.8 XH992
Gloster Meteor FR.9 (Mod) VZ608
Gloster Meteor NF.12 WS692
Gloster Meteor NF.14 WS739
Gloster Meteor T.7 VZ634
Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG517
Handley Page Jetstream XX492
Hawker Hunter F.1 WT651
Hawker Sea Hawk FB.3 WM913
HS Gnat T.1 XR534
Hunting Jet Provost T.3 (cockpit) XN573
Hunting Jet Provost T.3A XM383
Lee Richardson Annular Biplane (replica) BAPC No.20
Lockheed T-33A “5547”
Luscombe P3 Rattler Strike G-BKPG
Maxair Hummer microlight G-MJCF
MBA Tiger Cub 440 G-MBUE
Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea BAPC.43
Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea (cockpit) BAPC 101
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23ML “Flogger” 024003607 “07”
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27K “Flogger” 61912507006 “71”
MS.880 Rallye G-BFTZ
North American F-100D Super Sabre 54-2223
North American Harvard (cockpit) KF532
North American Harvard 42-12417
Percival T.1 Prentice VR249
Percival T.1 Provost WV606
Powerchute Kestrel microlight G-CCLT
SAAB Draken AR-107
SAAB Safir 56321
SAAB Viggen AJSH 37 373 918
Saunders Roe Skeeter AOP.12 XL764
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1 XX634
SEPECAT Jaguar (cockpit) XX753
SEPECAT T.2 Jaguar -
Sud-Aviation SA.341 Gazelle F-ZWRI / XW276
Supermarine Swift FR.5 WK277
Vickers Varsity WF369
Volmer VJ-24 microlight G-MBBZ
Ward Gnome n/a
Westland (Bell 47) Sioux AH.1 XT200
Westland Wessex HC.2 XV728
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XM685
Zurowski ZP.1 BAPC 183 
Summer 2013
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RAF Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG517  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG517  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG517  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 WR977  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 WR977  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 WR977  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 WR977  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Avro Vulcan B.2 XM594  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF English Electric Canberra PR.9,  T.17, PR.7   (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF English Electric Canberra PR.7 WH791  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF English Electric Canberra T.19 WH904  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF English Electric Canberra T.19 WH904  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF Gloster Meteor NF.14  WS739  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF Gloster Meteor NF.14  WS739  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF Gloster Meteor T.7 VZ634   (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RAF SEPECAT T.2 Jaguar  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RAF English Electric Lightning T.5 XS417  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) RN Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 XN964  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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RN de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ560  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Civil de Havilland Dove G-AHRI  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Besides a big collection of aircraft there are also numerous aero engines, missiles and other items on display.The museum shop is surprisingly well stocked with books and models which could be the envy of many a model shop.
If you are in the vicinity of Newark the museum is well worth a visit, for which you should allow half a day if you plan to have a good look around all the exhibits.The museum is also hosting several events a year that can be checked at its website www.newarkairmuseum.org.

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Civil de Havilland Heron 1B G-ANXB  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Polish Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23ML “Flogger” (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27K “Flogger”  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Armée de l'Air Dassault Mystere IV  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
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USAF North American F-100D Super Sabre  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) USAF Lockheed T-33A  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Swedish SAAB Viggen AJSH 37  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Swedish SAAB Viggen AJSH 37  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

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