The Cornwall Aviation
Would I go back?
Yes, I would go back, I very impressed with the staff and I like the fact you can sit in the aircraft which gives you the feel of what it would be like to be a pilot and also get a photo for the scrapbook lots of museums only let you look and not touch and tell you off if you get too close to the exhibits usually by someone with no manners or tact but the staff at the center are brilliant and have a real enthusiasm for what they are doing. I have highlighted what I think are the best attractions at the center.
Hawker GA11 Hunter
The Hawker Hunter has been in service since 1956 and is still in operation today in some countries this multi use aircraft, is used as a fighter bomber and ground attack aircraft, it also is a testament to how good the original design was being in service so long will it ever end?
Hawker Siddeley Harrier Jet GR3
The Harrier is one of the worlds most iconic military aircraft and the royal navy version of the aircraft was a major player in the Falklands war capable of vertical take off and landing it is truly ground breaking aircraft and pointing the thrusters slightly forward made the enemy aircraft fly past, giving the Harrier an advantage in air combat, not one Harrier was shot down in air to air combat during the Falklands war it is a truly amazing aircraft this is British engineering and design at its very best. I was told there is still some in operation today around the world and don’t forget to get your photo taken in the cockpit of this iconic aircraft for free.
The Vickers VC 10 was a passenger airliner and was converted to refuel station for fighter jets, including the Harrier it was also converted to a troop carrier they don’t make them like this anymore. Some of the other aircraft exhibited are listed below.
English Electric Canberra
de Havilland Sea, Devon XK895/G-SDEV
British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) 1-11
Vickers Varsity WJ945
Plus some home made aircraft and models are on display at the center like this lovely little biplane below
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