Newark Air Museum News 2017

Re: Newark Air Museum News 2017

Postby NAM Updater on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 9:39 am

Great early visitor numbers this morning, with many people calling in after straying over from the Scampton Airshow – also good volunteer turnout for the NAM open cockpit offer today on:

Hastings
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Canberra B(I)8

More open cockpit information in here – small additional charge & some restrictions apply on the Vulcan!
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Postby NAM Updater on Fri 29 Sep 2017, 2:31 pm

Anyone in the Notts / Lincs area this weekend for the now cancelled Lincs Lancaster Association Members Day – we'd just like to confirm that we’re open on both Sat & Sun, 10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm); and are happy to welcome anyone for a visit!
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Postby NAM Updater on Wed 11 Oct 2017, 11:48 am

Great news in from the museum this morning; planning permission has been granted for the new café & toilet project out on the Southfield Site – more details in here!

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Postby Pen Pusher on Wed 11 Oct 2017, 12:09 pm

Excellent news. :clap: :clap:

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Postby NAM Updater on Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1:44 pm

Thanks Brian, it certainly is excellent news - plus slightly surprising (we did not expect the decision for a couple of weeks!)

We're already starting to try and get things in place to order the units etc.

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Postby NAM Updater on Thu 19 Oct 2017, 8:29 am

Quick reminder that the museum has some open cockpit sessions running next week during the half-term holiday, info in here on our website!
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Postby NAM Updater on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 12:01 pm

The ‘old’ type of one pound coins can still help the museum’s fund raising efforts – details in here!
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Postby NAM Updater on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 5:12 pm

It’s been a busy week here in Nottinghamshire, order now placed for the new Museum Café & Toilet unit, delivery anticipated early 2018 – a few more details in here! Plus preliminary meeting held to discuss the installation of the footings & services for the building.

We still have a couple of days left for our open cockpit sessions that have been running during the half-term holiday, info in here on our website! Vulcan XM594 is on the opening list for Sunday.

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Postby NAM Updater on Tue 31 Oct 2017, 9:16 pm

A quick reminder that tomorrow sees the start of our winter opening hours (10am to 4pm); last admission to the museum 3.00pm and last admission to the Museum Shop for shoppers is 3.40pm. Full details in here!

We’re also pleased to report that earlier today we passed our latest VAQAS assessment under the VisitEngland quality assurance scheme – further details in here!
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Postby NAM Updater on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 6:18 pm

We’re currently seeking people’s help to decide on the name for the new museum café; you can make your choice by checking out the Poll on our Twitter feed @NewarkAirMus or, by visiting our website & emailing through your choice!
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2017

Postby NAM Updater on Mon 06 Nov 2017, 7:13 pm

A reminder that the museum’s Remembrance Service takes place at 3pm on Sunday 12th November - further details in here!
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Postby NAM Updater on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 12:18 pm

Several updates have been added to the museum website in the last few days, including some news about a possible over-winter restoration project on the Saab Viggen in Hangar 2 – details in here!

Plus the Musuem Work Gallery has also been updated – with lots going on around the site. :smile:
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Postby NAM Updater on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 7:02 pm

Preliminary cleaning & detailed survey work is now underway on the Viggen in Hangar 2 at the museum – details in here!
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Postby Berf on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 7:41 pm

NAM Updater wrote:Preliminary cleaning & detailed survey work is now underway on the Viggen in Hangar 2 at the museum – details in here!



I guess you have asked the SWHF about this:

Preliminary cleaning and detailed survey work is now underway on the Viggen; ideas on sourcing matt paints to matched colour references would be helpful.
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Postby NAM Updater on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 7:46 pm

We have lots of feedback from various museums & individuals in Sweden; this has included the paint reference numbers/specs - the current issue is sourcing matt paint in the UK to match those references for the 'splinter' paint scheme. Under the terms of its End-User Certificate (import documentation from 2006) the aircraft has to retain its original/current colour scheme. :smile:
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2017

Postby Berf on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 7:57 pm

Are you not more likely to source it in Sweden?
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Postby NAM Updater on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 8:12 pm

Possibly, but there are import issues regarding paints/chemicals - local equivalents much easier to source; plus we're not sure whether they're currently in production. We can source [mixed specifically] gloss equivalents quite easily, it's the matt finish that seems to be the current challenge!
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Postby NAM Updater on Wed 29 Nov 2017, 11:12 am

A photo gallery for the Saab Viggen repaint project has been created on the museum website and the aim is for it to be updated on a regular basis – it can be viewed here!
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2017

Postby NAM Updater on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 1:26 pm

Many thanks to the members of the Buccaneer Aviation Group who visited the museum on Saturday to replace the nose wheel & tyre on Buccaneer XN964 – thank you all for your help!

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2017

Postby NAM Updater on Sat 09 Dec 2017, 7:33 pm

It has been decided that due to the very poor weather forecast the museum will not be open on Sunday 10th December 2017– further info in here!

Further details will be posted in the same part of the museum website as and when the situation for next week also becomes clearer.
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Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 09 Dec 2017, 8:05 pm

Oooo, snow on aeroplanes :biggrin: Probably gone by Monday :sad:

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Postby NAM Updater on Sat 09 Dec 2017, 8:21 pm

We're not quite sure Brian, the forecast doesn't look too good for Monday either - we had a busy day today despite the bitterly cold wind keeping the temperature below freezing all day. However the snow predicted for tomorrow meant that it was felt best to announce the closure early and thereby stop everyone having to travel in difficult conditions.

We aim to try and keep across events tomorrow!
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Postby NAM Updater on Sun 10 Dec 2017, 7:44 pm

Monday 11th December 2017 – we aim to try & open tomorrow but this is subject to a site inspection first thing tomorrow morning; details in here !

The current understanding is that there is no lying snow on site, but it may be icy!
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Postby Pen Pusher on Sun 10 Dec 2017, 8:13 pm

Got plenty snow here. Does that mean I would have to bring my own then?. :whistle:

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2017

Postby NAM Updater on Sun 10 Dec 2017, 10:57 pm

Based on the Newark reports from early this evening I think that you would need to bring your own snow - the real concern is still likely to be the ice!

Definitely an early morning check here in Nottinghamshire - hopefully it won't be quite as cold as it was on Saturday.
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