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Article from BTNews 18 MARCH 2013

Newquay opening set

The Newquay-Cornwall Airport ‘Classic Air Force’ (CAF) visitor attraction is “moving along very nicely” according to Chairman Tim Skeet, and is now set to open on schedule Good Friday (29 March).

Many of the ‘living museum’s’ aircraft fleet have already been transferred from their previous home at Coventry Airport to the massive former RAF base.

Amongst the aeroplanes expected to make their home at Newquay is the world’s oldest flying twin jet (ex-RAF Gloster Meteor T.7) and three de Havilland Dragon Rapide biplanes, which will be available for pleasure flights across the South West. 
 
Mr Skeet, who is Chairman of the Classic Aircraft Trust, which supports the CAF aircraft, continues:  “I am very pleased to note our progress to date.  It is wonderful to see aircraft start to arrive at the Classic Air Force hangar and everything coming together.  We are very excited about the opportunities the new facility has to offer”.

The Trust announced its move to Newquay last year, when development plans at Coventry made a move to a new location inevitable.  Considerable time and money has now been spent by the local council and the Trust to upgrade and renovate the facilities at Newquay, where Hangar 404 offers 70,000sq ft of display and engineering space. www.classicairforce.com

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