11 NOVEMBER 2013


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Article from BTNews 11 NOVEMBER 2013

Aeroplane is an antique

Just like a bus Classic Air Force at Newquay – Cornwall Airport is never on TV, and then its aircraft appear twice, on BBC2.
Last week one of the “living museum’s” Hunting Percival Jet Provosts featured in “Cold War – Hot Jets” (Friday 8 November).

This week on Tuesday in the "Celebrity Antique Road Trip" another famous aircraft, a de Havilland Dragon Rapide is the star of the show.  It is on BBC2 again, Tuesday at 19:00 (12 November).
Presenter Mark Stacey and actress Hermione Norris take an amazing ride in Dragon Rapide G-AGTM ‘Sybille’ named after a much loved museum staff member killed in a tragic flying accident.  It is a change from the sporty cars that are usually the transport of the stars in the series.  Classic Air Force even provided a ‘chauffeur’ in the form of the Museum’s Chief Pilot John Corly.  Cornwall’s coastline makes for a wonderful backdrop.
Presently “Tango Mike”, built in 1944, is on her annual winter overhaul before once again next spring getting into the air taking passengers on a never to be forgotten ride in a real aeroplane.  She is 70 in 2014 and intends to make 100 at least. www.classicairforce.com

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