The Classic Aircraft Trust Open A New Museum At Newquay Airport


Volunteer Peter Chapman cleans a historic Proctor aircraft in the... News PhotoAir Vehicle,Cleaning,England,History,Horizontal,Human Interest,Museum,Newquay,Preparation,UK,VolunteerPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEWQUAY, ENGLAND - MARCH 28: Volunteer Peter Chapman (L) cleans a historic Proctor aircraft in the hanger at the Classic Air Force museum, based at Newquay Cornwall Airport, as it prepares to open its doors to the public for the first time tomorrow, on March 28, 2013 in Newquay, England. The museum will eventually home a collection of vintage aircraft - the Classic Air Force, the only collection of flyable post-1945 British aircraft - and will include among the collection, the oldest British jet capable of flight (a 1948 Gloster Meteor) and the Canberra jet bomber that obtained the World Altitude Record for Britain in 1957. In total around 30 aircraft will ultimately be based in the Classic Air Force hanger with pleasure flights offered in a range of aircraft including a 1930s-era Dragon Rapide. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)