Airbase Museum at Coventry Airport unveils its star attraction

A vintage Shackleton WR963 aircraft has been restored to its natural colours for display at Coventry Airport’s new Airbase Museum, and will be the top attraction when the museum opens on April 22.

 

shackleton.jpgIt has taken a team of 15 vintage aircraft enthusiasts 18 months to restore the marine patrol aircraft to the original coastal command white colour scheme from 1954. This original colour scheme sets the aircraft apart from all other Shackletons in the UK.

Visitors to the Airbase Museum will be able to see more than 30 aircraft which have been prevalent in the last 80 years.

Airbase director, Clive Dickin told The Coventry Telegraph“Not only do we have a fantastic range of static planes to view – both outside and inside – but we can also give visitors a real aviation experience from experiencing the aircraft starting their engines, through to taking a taxi ride or pleasure flight in one of our iconic vintage aircraft.”

This entry was written by Danielle Richardson (@danielle_r) our intern for this week

Photo credit calflier001: The Shackleton WR963 before restoration

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