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Hucknall Flight Test Museum
The Hucknall Flight Test Museum project is a new initiative to bring Hucknall’s remarkable, and largely secret, aviation history into the public domain.
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jul 3
Four P-51 Mustangs flying in formation over Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945. Photo by Toni Frissell.
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AusterityAirliners Jul 3
Working on the Bristol Hercules engine of a Vickers Viking. (In white overalls).
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Trev Clark's Daily Aviation History Feed. 🚁 Jul 3
One of the most overlooked 'weapons' in the war against the might German U-Boat fleet in WW 2, was the US Navy operated 'blimps'. These were capable of long patrols, way out into the Atlantic. The airships of the US Navy Atlantic fleet made 37,554 flights and flew 378,237 hours.
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jul 2
The Rolls-Royce test fleet had a number of Lancasters and Lancastrians (the civil version of the Lancaster) in it and they were heavily involved in early jet engine testing. Hucknall Colliery can be seen in the background.
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RAF BBMF Jul 1
The beautiful sound of four Merlin engines, no music required. Video of yesterday’s Lancaster flight by RAF Coningsby Photo Section.
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XB-70 Aviation Jun 30
VTOL History: Focke-Achgelis Fa 269 through the use of tilt-rotor
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 30
Replying to @chenpengfei13
Not at the moment, it will probably remain closed until we get guidance from Rolls-Royce that it is safe to open.
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 30
Possibly the most famous member of 504 Squadron was Ray Holmes who joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve as a part-time flyer in 1937 before becoming a member of the squadron in June 1940. More of his story here -
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RAF Museum Jun 29
We are re-opening on 6 July. We can't wait to welcome you back! Please click below to pre-book your arrival time. Admission is free. Thanks to everyone who entered our Re-opening Poster competition.
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 29
Replying to @NewarkAirMus
I'm glad there are pictures recording the event.
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 29
Replying to @NewarkAirMus
I've not seen that before.
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 29
Fascinating to see a postage stamp from a South Pacific island celebrating one of our achievements, the Thrust Measuring Rig (TMR). Picture source: Beddau Stamps
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 29
Replying to @HUFTM1916
2/2 The inspection section of this aircraft factory is attached to the machine shop and checks all diameters, lengths and other dimensions and uses various tools to do this. They also make hardness tests of pistons, gudgeon pins, pumps and boost controls.
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 29
1/2 From the series 'A Merlin Is Made', Jane Wales checks the lengths and parallels of a Camshaft Bush on a Comparator, which registers an error of 0.0001 of an inch. Picture © IWM D 12112
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 27
Replying to @ADFSerials
We think it's the remains of an Airspeed Ambassador that was used for testing Tyne and Dart Engines
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 26
One for the plane spotters!
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 26
G-ALGT has a place in the hearts of many Rolls-Royce Employees, aviation enthusiasts and the people of Hucknall who saw it fly over the town with what seemed like a weekly occurrence. The story of G-ALGT is a little confusing and continues on our FB page -
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 26
Replying to @HUFTM1916
2/2 On the wide concrete apron used by aircraft accessing the runway can be seen the de-tuner used when running up the engines of the Spey Phantom.
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Hucknall Flight Test Museum Jun 26
1/2 circa 1968/69. It shows the Hucknall Identification sign in front of the control tower as well as the Drawing Office block, now demolished. It also shows the spread of the site towards the old pit tips with many outdoor test beds occupying the site.
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Husky pilot Jun 22
In 1957 Olympus engines were tested at Filton on a Vulcan & on one flight after testing complete, father asked crew if they minded seeing what Alt. they could reach. May have been July 28th, 56,400 ft
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