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Newark Air Museum News 2023

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Wed Jul 12, 2023 8:54 am

We have just launched a new fund raising campaign to help with some vital repair work on Shackleton WR977.

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Tue Jul 25, 2023 1:43 pm

Work has started on installing scaffolding around the nose of the Shackleton; this will allow the associated restoration work to start quite soon.

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Thu Nov 02, 2023 12:15 pm

After nearly four years we have news regarding Eurofighter DA4,ZH590 – however it’s not what we have worked long and hard for – a statement can be found in here!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/DA4_Statement_2023
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Thu Nov 09, 2023 12:00 pm

A reminder that our Memorial Service on Remembrance Sunday starts at 3pm in the Memorial Garden

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Remembrance_Service_2023
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Thu Nov 23, 2023 7:11 pm

Great news from earlier today, we passed our latest VisitEngland VAQAS Assessment - something that we're really pleased about!

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Mon Nov 27, 2023 12:07 pm

Confirmation that the scaffolding has now been removed from around the front fuselage of Shackleton WR977 & that we've come to the close of this particular restoration project for 2023!

More details in here http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by POL » Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:06 pm

NAM Updater wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2023 12:15 pm
After nearly four years we have news regarding Eurofighter DA4,ZH590 – however it’s not what we have worked long and hard for – a statement can be found in here!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/DA4_Statement_2023
This really needs to be bigger news, it's totally passed me by that ZH590 didn't make it to Newark and now the RAF have somehow managed to get their hands on an aircraft that never belonged to them in the first place!

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by Vulcanone » Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:44 pm

POL wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:06 pm
NAM Updater wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2023 12:15 pm
After nearly four years we have news regarding Eurofighter DA4,ZH590 – however it’s not what we have worked long and hard for – a statement can be found in here!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/DA4_Statement_2023
This really needs to be bigger news, it's totally passed me by that ZH590 didn't make it to Newark and now the RAF have somehow managed to get their hands on an aircraft that never belonged to them in the first place!
Aside from when BAE Systems retired it and DA2, and flew both of them to RAF Coningsby where they were initially stored. DA2 was at Coningsby for a full year until dispatched to Hendon. DA4 was at Coningsby from 2006 till it went to the IWM later in 2009. They may have actually used them as GIAs before sending them to new homes. Anyway, never fear they will likely have plenty of Tranche 1s available in a couple of years.... Maybe....?

Still a sad state of affairs for NAM however. But clearly the RAF and MoD have made a decision which may change someday. But not right now.

What exactly do you plan to do POL? Complain to the MoD, ring the media? Complain in Flypast.

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:04 pm

As I have just posted on another forum: "This might be a first, but I feel unable to comment further."
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by Unknown74 » Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:05 am

To be honest this is a weird decision by the MoD, this aircraft has been promised to Newark for a few Years now and then just as it seems Newark are about to get it they take it away, no doubt Newark have been preparing a lot for it too. Doesn't seem right, as NAM Updater quite rightly says what else can you say really?

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:25 am

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:19 am

We have now confirmed the details of our pre-owned aviation book sale on Saturday 16th December, 2023.

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Sun Dec 03, 2023 8:31 am

Sorry everyone, the museum will be closed today due to the snow across the region!

Details in here: http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

We will reassess the situation later today before deciding about next week!
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:23 pm

Our current aim is to re-open tomorrow as normal but we will be monitoring the weather conditions; we will update the website & add comments here!

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Sun Dec 10, 2023 11:02 am

I have some difficult & disappointing news to share on behalf of the museum, regarding Canberra PR.7 WH791 this comes in the form of an unwanted first, after more than sixty years of operating as an air museum!

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Tue Dec 19, 2023 10:57 am

A reminder of our opening times for the coming couple of weeks over the Christmas Holiday period & New Year.

Details on our website.

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Help us end 2023 on a visitors high!
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Thu Dec 21, 2023 10:03 am

The museum and shop will both be closed today, Thursday 21st December 2023.

Unfortunately, we have taken the decision to close the museum site today due to the effects of Storm Pia - we have had various bits of major signage blown onto the site from a neighbouring property and conditions are too dangerous for us to be open - sorry if you are already travelling to visit us!

If you plan to visit the museum before Christmas; then we suggest that you check on here, our Twitter feed or call 01636 707170 to check that we are open before travelling.

These updates will be posted here to advise you of any changes to this situation and we are sorry for any inconvenience that this temporary situation may cause.
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Thu Dec 21, 2023 10:57 pm

We're planning to re-open tomorrow, unless things deteriorate unexpectedly overnight!

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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Fri Dec 22, 2023 9:25 am

Site conditions are better today & whilst it is still breezy we have decided that it's safe to re-open as planned!

10am until 4pm last admission 3pm, but earlier arrivals would be better!!
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Re: Newark Air Museum News 2023

Post by NAM Updater » Sat Dec 23, 2023 8:07 pm

The museum is now closed until Wednesday 27th December, 2023.

Plus a Low Flying (Landing) update from today in here: http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/NAM-Low-Fly-Log
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