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The Vampire has started to look like an aeroplane!

When she arrived at St Athan in September, she was little more than a few large components and a whole lot of boxes of bits. Now, thanks to the expertise of Gary Spoors and his team, she's beginning to look like the exploded view you might find in the centre pages of  The Eagle comic.

It's often said that, when a restoration project begins to look complete, you're about half way there. Well, XE956 is a long way from even that milestone, so there's a very long road ahead, but this first glimpse of her as a real aircraft is incredibly exciting.

Duncan Halford

Duncan Halford

Friday, December 14, 2018

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Jem Shaw

Saturday, January 5, 2019

We can't say yet, Will, but we dare to hope. Laying the aircraft out like this helps to make an assessment and to develop a detailed restoration plan. It's still very early days yet, but a return to flight is always the ultimate aim.

Will Howman

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Looking impressive!! So will it fly again?


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