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Searchlight restoration

Last May we were asked by the IWM if we would refurbish 3 of their 4 x 90cm diameter x WW2 searchlights.  Their plan being to use the Searchlights as part of the Battle of Britain display.  The brief that DAS were given was to dismantle (where possible), completely refurbish all components and then reassemble.  Once completed the IWM would fit the Searchlights with modern LED lighting.  Clearly even if we did have all the internal parts 800,000,000 candela Carbon... more >
Breitling team


Breitling team in formation A great display. Fantastic picture! Photo Charles Butler  more >
Pics from Keiths article

2019 and a history of BEA

2019 is an anniversary year par excellence! We have already celebrated 50 years since our BAC 1-11 first flew back in January, swiftly followed by 50 years of Concorde in March. However, between those two important events in February,... more >


Trident and VC10

A great day out! It’s always busy and DAS volunteers work hard but showing the public the result of all that work is very rewarding. Photo Charles Butler    more >

Trevor Evans in his office - the engineer's seat in Concorde

From the engineer's seat

2 March 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first flight of a special aircraft known for its speed and luxury, an aircraft that has become unique as a technological, if not commercial triumph of its era. Nearly 50 years ago,... more >


A busy day boarding

Boarding now! Sales of Boarding Passes were brisk. The British Airliner Collection aircraft welcomed visitors on board for a unique opportunity to compare the interiors of post-war aircraft. Photo Charles Butler  more >

Alcock and Brown prepare for their historic flight

Pond Hopping

4 October 2018 sees the 60th anniversary of the first commercial jet airliner flights across the Atlantic. Our Comet G-APDB, here at Duxford, was one of two aircraft that took part in that historic crossing.  It all began when... more >

Aero Super Batics Stearmans

Stearmans in formation

Hold on tight! Aero Super Batics gave an astonishing display of skill, bravery and elegance. Photo Charles Butler  more >

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