World aviation museum and gate guard map

Started by reddfoxx, October 18, 2016, 08:14:21 AM

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Nick

I think I spotted a couple of changes for you while looking at Martin State Airport.

First up is that the HU-16 at the top really looks like a C-130 on satellite view and Streetview  :wacko:  https://goo.gl/maps/8XooYLMxK3o4AU247

Down on the east side near Lynbrook Road past the gatehouse is an A-10 Thunderbolt. https://goo.gl/maps/gQCuZL2zmpVGdY9X6

reddfoxx


reddfoxx

Updated and pictures added at Martin State.  The F-86 is still there.  Wonder where the Albatross is?  Spottingmode has updated their info too, just last week, and says it is moving to a new, unknown site.

reddfoxx

#423
We now have 11000 sites on the map!  1885 museums, 8012 gate guards and other preserved planes, and 1103 miscellaneous (memorials, etc.) I figure we have almost all the museums in the world (there are always a few more) and about half of the display planes.  Give me a few more years to add the rest...

Thanks for your support.  Please keep posting your museum and preserved plane finds.

Facebook group- The International Aviation Museum Guide
https://www.facebook.com/groups/365080863684050

map link:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=14nb7XSdTw61sS4gR8sJdJXHC2Qdl9zZL&usp=sharing

Nick

A little oddity I spotted in London yesterday outside an EasyJet / EasyBus / EasyFood warehouse. Looks like the tail of a Boeing 737! https://easy.com/easyland-gets-new-exhibit/

https://goo.gl/maps/Vhyn4TFcFJ1nQvLs9

Nick

Get Those Motherloving Steaks Off My Motherloving Plane!  ;D   https://goo.gl/maps/Fko29UL8954WXZPA8

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/steaks-on-a-plane-bolton--12797302

This is also a Boeing 737... wonder if it's the other half of the Easyjet one?

ericr


reddfoxx

Added the tail, already had the steak place!

Rheged

You may already have this one, but the information could be useful

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-58692957


Article refers to a Blenheim, but the pic on the memorial stone looks like a Beaufighter to me.
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

reddfoxx

Just saw this, Rheged, sorry.  Haven't been on in awhile.  Added, as a point near the school.  Surely it was a Blenheim, based on the date, crash photo, and number of crew.

Rheged

Quote from: reddfoxx on October 31, 2021, 08:28:52 PM
Just saw this, Rheged, sorry.  Haven't been on in awhile.  Added, as a point near the school.  Surely it was a Blenheim, based on the date, crash photo, and number of crew.

Don't apologise! We all know  that reality sometimes intrudes!
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

reddfoxx

Life has been busy.  But I am also working on the map, even if more slowly.  Somehow I just didn't check back on this site for awhile. 

Nick

#432
One you can take off the map is the Tornado at Bicester, UK. Tornado ZA319 has now arrived at Boscombe Down museum where it is undergoing a rebuild and major clean before going indoors.
It was one of the early GR.1(T) versions which had extra flight controls in the back seat.

https://www.bicesteradvertiser.net/news/18975021.arncott-tornado-plane-lane-will-go-museum-instead-scrapped/

https://twitter.com/BDACatOldSarum/status/1461039774979010571


One you can add is Tornado XZ630 at RAF Halton. You can see it here on the Parade ground: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.7778308,-0.72003,490m/data=!3m1!1e3

It's famous for being flown without a canopy! https://theaviationgeekclub.com/heres-why-bae-test-pilot-keith-hartley-flew-this-tornado-with-the-canopy-off/

reddfoxx

Removed the Tornado from Bicester, and it looks like it is now at the Trenchard Museum, which is already on the map.  Thanks!  I need to go back through the UK.  I just looked at Texas again and doubled the sites there from 150 to 300 or so, finding a few small museums along the way.

PR19_Kit

I went past RAF Croughton last week (Infamous for people driving on the wrong side of the road....) and the F-100 and F-105 that used to be on guard at the gate have vanished. :(
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit