NOTE THAT THE AIRCRAFT WILL BE BACK TO FULL PUBLIC VIEW FOR FRIDAY OCTOBER 28TH
For the history of the refurbishment go to :- XM603 Refurbishment
On Tuesday 25th the Museum held a VIP Event to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment. A few pictures of the event follow. They are
For a quick view of the whole event in 3 minutes go to :- Complete Refurb Video (Note :- Due to Music copyright issues this only plays on a desktop or laptop)
Leon Howard from Warmco cuts the ribbon. Warmco sponsored the scaffolding and covering.
The volunteers without whom it would not have been possible.
Uncovering the nose – the one person not in blue T shirt is Tony Blackman
Left to Right
Martin Withers – Pilot of XM607 on the first Black Buck Raid & Chief Pilot on XH558
Robbie Robinson – Former Chief Test Pilot
Sir Charles Masefield – Former Chief Test Pilot, General Manager of Woodford and President of BAE Systems. He flew XM603 into Woodford on its last flight.
Tony Blackman – Former Chief Test Pilot. Tony carried out the first flight of XM603
Terry Kenny – ex RAF Vulcan Pilot
Tucker Wennell – ex RAF Vulcan Pilot and Trustee of the Museum
Al McDicken – ex ETPS Test Pilot & Chief Test Pilot & XH558 Pilot