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The Britannia Aircraft Preservation Trust

2018


This year has seen an unprecedented level of restoration work on our Bristol Britannia G-ANCF  'Charlie Fox' aircraft.
 
Our volunteer workforce has also greatly expanded over the past 18 months with some form of restoration activity taking place on location most weeks, weather permitting.

Thanks to the dedication of our volunteers together with the help and support from a wide range of supporters, we can really be proud of the significant progress achieved this year. 

Among many completed activities, some notable achievements and progress include: 

1) The  completion of the removal of the many layers of old paint, and the subsequent rubbing down of the fuselage. This process had been on-going for quite some time due to the size of the aircraft and difficulties with access and the weather. Now, in the near future, primer can finally be applied to the aircraft.



2) The restoration of the airstairs is a process that started a while ago, and is currently on-going. The reason for doing this work is to not only preserve the airstairs for the future making them more attractive and useful for the public, but also to hopefully make them easier to extend and retract. 


 3) The replacement of a number of damaged trestles currently holding up the aircraft.






The blog hosted on this site has been recently updated to feature a lot more detail about the restoration work which has taken place this year. Please take some time to read the blog entries and appreciate the progress. You can also link up to the charity's Facebook page to keep up with news as things happen.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME, ENERGY AND EXPERTISE, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL AT INFO@BRISTOL-BRITANNIA.COM.

Volunteering is a great way to acquire new skills, meet new people and invest your energies into a good cause. For young adults, students and graduates, volunteering is also a brilliant way to add valuable experience onto your CV while gaining useful knowledge and practice.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

We are currently restoring Bristol Britannia aircraft G-ANCF Charlie Fox at the former passenger terminal at Speke in Liverpool.
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The entire project relies on the kind donations of time, materiel and funds by businesses and individuals who would like to see Charlie Fox back on its feet and standing proudly at its original British Eagle home at Speke, South Liverpool.


Please visit our Help Us pages to read about different ways you can help the project.

SPONSORS


Please see our acknowledgement page for a full list of sponsors of, and contributors to, the Britannia Aircraft Preservation Trust: