Sywell Aviation Museum News

Sywell Aviation Museum - Tiger Moth project - help needed!

25th October 2010

Sywell has a very strong affinity with the Tiger Moth, as many were used by Brooklands Aviation pre and post War and 6 EFTS had over 400 on strength at the airfield during the conflict. Well known Tiger Moth restorer Ian Castle, based on site, has very kindly agreed to construct for the Museum a replica Tiger Moth cockpit from wood (ie essentially a Queen Bee) to allow our younger visitors to enjoy a cockpit experience. The Museum is seeking non-airworthy parts to complete the internal fit - viz two each: windscreens, sticks, throttles, instrument panels, instruments, cushions, seats and time expired harnesses. Ideally we would wish the cockpit to be as visually complete as possible.

The Museum is a non-profit making Charitable Trust and does not charge for entry, relying on donations to survive. Would any of our readers have suitable items which they would be prepared to donate to the project or make available at reduced cost?

If so, please get in touch!

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