Monday, 16 November 2015

I sat in a Vulcan ....

The Jet Age museum has opened recently in nearby Staverton, the museum particularly focuses on Gloster aircraft. Here's a few shots from my phone, I'm going back soon with a proper camera.

Gloster Javelin


Gloster Meteor


Gloster E28


Gloster Gamecock


More Meteors


Later variant with a radar


Harrier two seat trainer cockpit



Here's the Vulcan. It was recovered from an aircraft broken for spares, the nose was painted silver and painted silver as a rocket and placed as a rocket pointing upwards. When Jet Age got it, they stripped the paint and discovered a well preserved interior.


Climb up the crew hatch and there's a tight squeeze and then you are in the pilot and co-pilot positions.


Tiny Windows


Behind you is the seating for the Navigator and Flight Engineer.



Please forgive the quality of the photos as they are taken from my phone in poor lighting.












2 comments:

The Kiwi said...

Vulcan. How cool. An iconic cold war jet.

Michael Awdry said...

You lucky chap.