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Britannia G-ANCF at Speke, Liverpool
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News - February
Progress has been slow over the last
year mainly due to lack of funds and the appalling weather conditions
throughout the summer months. We have however made progress in some
The tailplane has just about been refurbished
and repainted. The main undercarriages are being repaired and refurbished,
and the wheels have been overhauled ready for fitting.
A missing rib section has been made and fitted, which means there is
only about one weeks riveting work required to complete the fuselage
The cockpit has had most of its sound
proofing removed and the task of refitting the instruments panels has
Our main effort this year will be to
raise sufficient funding for the manufacture of two new cradles and
for the aircraft to be lifted onto these. In addition we are planning
to repaint the aircraft fuselage (weather permitting) and we have started
work refurbishing the cabin floor.
The Bristol Aero Collection closed its
doors at Kemble last year and has moved to Filton where he embryo Bristol
Aerospace Centre is in the making. RX, which is on long term loan to
the BAC, was one of the last items to leave Kemble, making the journey
to Filton on the 8th January.
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