A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

Postby Matt35027 on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 11:15 am

Hello all, I visited the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar yesterday for a hangar tour. The tour was immensely enjoyable and it was great to get up close to all the aircraft in the fleet, if you haven't been, I highly recommend it.

ImageBiggin Hill Heritage Hangar - 06/01/2017 by SPINNER673, on Flickr

ImageBiggin Hill Heritage Hangar - 06/01/2017 by SPINNER673, on Flickr

ImageBiggin Hill Heritage Hangar - 06/01/2017 by SPINNER673, on Flickr

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Re: A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

Postby PeterR on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 1:43 pm

Cannot wait for that Bf-109 to be flying soon... :drool:
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Re: A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

Postby RIAT Air Ops on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 5:17 pm

PeterR wrote:Cannot wait for that Bf-109 to be flying soon... :drool:


I said that in early 2015 .......

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Re: A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

Postby LAHarve on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 5:29 pm

A couple of questions, can you say what Spitfires are in the hangar, and also are the restoration's in a separate hangar?
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Re: A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

Postby Matt35027 on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 6:18 pm

Certainly, the current Spitfire residents are:

Spitfire Mk I P9372 - Excavated remains on display
Spitfire Mk Vb EP122
Spitfire Mk Vc EE602
Spitfire T8 MT818
Spitfire T9 MJ627
Spitfire T9 BS410 - Restoration/rebuild
Spitfire T9 MJ772 - Accident damaged, in storage
Spitfire Mk IX LZ842 - Restoration/rebuild
Spitfire Mk IX BR601
Spitfire Mk IXe TA805
Spitfire Mk IXe MK912 - Accident damaged, in storage
Spitfire FR XIVe RM927 - Fuselage only (I think), in storage
Spitfire Mk XVIe RW832
Spitfire Mk XVIe TE184
Spitfire Mk XVIe TB885 - Restoration/rebuild

Restorations are done in the 'main' hangar (the one with the 109, MJ627 and others in), the hangar next door is where some of the operational fleet is kept, as well as the crash-damaged mark 9s and the fuselage of RM927
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Re: A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

Postby LAHarve on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 7:21 pm

Thanks for the reply, one other question, how long are the tours?
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Re: A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

Postby tankbuster81 on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 7:23 pm

Whole thing owned by Peter Monk or consortium?
Don't bother running, you'll only die tired!!
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Re: A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

Postby Matt35027 on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:02 pm

LAHarve The tour was about 1 hour 15 mins but I also did the 'sit in a Spitfire experience' which added about 10-15 mins.

tankbuster81 Most of the aircraft at the hangar are owned by other individuals or groups. Peter Monk owns TA805, MK912 and the Hurricane (as well as the business, and a whole heap of parts) MJ627 and MJ772 two seaters are owned by Warbird Experiences which is the sister company of BHHH and operate the passenger rides.
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Re: A visit to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar 06/01/17

Postby tankbuster81 on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 8:32 am

Matt35027 wrote:LAHarve The tour was about 1 hour 15 mins but I also did the 'sit in a Spitfire experience' which added about 10-15 mins.

tankbuster81 Most of the aircraft at the hangar are owned by other individuals or groups. Peter Monk owns TA805, MK912 and the Hurricane (as well as the business, and a whole heap of parts) MJ627 and MJ772 two seaters are owned by Warbird Experiences which is the sister company of BHHH and operate the passenger rides.


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