A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby CJS on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 9:11 pm

Opening at the end of the summer I believe, and looking pretty good at the moment. More than just a roof over Concorde's head for sure.

Will certainly be making a visit as soon as it's open and I'm able to.

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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby ErrolC on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 11:55 pm

Dismantling of the Bristol Freighter is going well
http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/ ... -8-17.html
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Mike on Thu 10 Aug 2017, 7:57 am

As well as the Freighter, there's other stuff being restored elsewhere that is destined for this museum in due course including a Bolingbroke and a Bristol F2b Fighter.

I believe it will also be housing the RAF Museum's Beaufighter fuselage exhibit, the static Bristol Scout replica that was lodging at Old Warden a few years back, a Type 173 helicopter and a Britannia forward fuselage.
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Alanko on Thu 10 Aug 2017, 4:16 pm

It would be good for them to get one of the four Bristol Fighter replicas that were recently discovered and purchased by a chap in New Zealand. I read that there might be up to seven replicas in storage somewhere in Los Angeles, here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/95614147/aviation-enthusiast-buys-rare-wwi-fighters-flies-them-to-marlborough
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Mike on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 7:50 am

There's no need.

As I posted above, they are having a genuine one (based on one of the fuselage frames recovered from a barn in Weston on the Green in the 1960s I believe) built up in the US
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Alanko on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 9:00 am

I keep reading Fighter as Freighter and Freighter as Fighter. :shock:
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Mike on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 9:26 am

In any case, the replicas are steel tube-framed lookalikes with inverted 6-cylinder air-cooled Ranger engines, unlike the originals which had a wooden frame and used a V-12 water-cooled Rolls-Royce Falcon. So while they would be okay for an airshow act, they aren't really appropriate to represent the type in a serious museum.
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 12:40 pm

Got room for a Vulcan there ??...... :whistle:
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Mike on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 2:07 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Got room for a Vulcan there ??...... :whistle:
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Why? Other than the engines, the type has no connection with Bristol.
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 2:11 pm

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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Mike on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 2:16 pm

Not at all. I just find your unhealthy obsession with that particular airframe rather tedious and unamusing. There is a specific thread for those of you who wish to keep spouting your eternal obsessional Vulcan bollocks. The rest of us just don't care.
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 2:47 pm

You do realise that Bristol ( and more specifically Filton ) does have a historic link with Vulcans, don't you.....not just with regards the engines
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Alanko on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 4:17 pm

Mike wrote:Not at all. I just find your unhealthy obsession with that particular airframe rather tedious and unamusing. There is a specific thread for those of you who wish to keep spouting your eternal obsessional Vulcan bollocks. The rest of us just don't care.


You must be great fun at parties.
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby ErrolC on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 8:27 pm

Alanko wrote:I keep reading Fighter as Freighter and Freighter as Fighter. :shock:


It doesn't help that a good share of both types survivors/replicas are in NZ?
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Mooshie1956 on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 12:20 pm

I wouldn't mind a heads up when this is actually on display to the public, as it was the first type of aeroplane that I went on.
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Amp on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 12:59 pm

Great news that the Freighter is back in Bristol and I look forward to seeing the aircraft when it is on display.
( Closing the M5 motorway to move it seems a bit over the top, the aircraft is in 3 pieces! )
Congratulations to the team upon this achievement.
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby PeterR on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 1:36 pm

I visited yesterday, very impressive facility. Will post photos next week! :up:
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Re: A new museum for Bristol's aviation heritage

Postby Andover on Wed 03 Jan 2018, 12:01 am

Glad the Freighter is back home. I donated some cash towards it. The first, I believe, to go on display in the UK.
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